DS backups without downgrading Gateway

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Dotmore, Mar 12, 2015.

  1. Dotmore
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    I heard somewhere that it is possible to play DS backups on the 3DS without downgrading to 4.x
    Is this true? Supposidly its something to do with an CIA file. If it is possible, can someone explain it to me?
     
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    I dont think that is what im looking for. It didnt mention cfw at all
     
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    that would also work if you installed it in sysnand with gateway and bigbluemenu.3ds
    although you would need to use a sd card that doesn't have emunand so it will boot GW mode into sysnand
     
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    Yeah, the only way you'll be able to play is with a ds mode flashcart.. I had just assumed you had a gateway which was stupid of me.


    Here is a list of currently working flashcarts: http://pongupdates.wordpress.com/flashcards-working-on-3ds/
     
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    I do have a gateway. Sysnand 9.0, EmuNAND 9.5. I just want to be able to play old ds games on the 3ds, preferably without buying a DS flashcard, or the dangerous downgrading
     
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    You can't eat a cake and still have it, you have to make the dip either way. I'd personally recommend grabbing a DSTwo, but if you don't want to spend a dime, you'll have to downgrade or install CFW.
     
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    You don't have to downgrade, since he has a gateway he can grab a clean sd (with no emunand) put GW's launcher on it, run bigbluemenu from the gw card, install the ds mode unbloker cia
    It just needs to be installed to sysnand
     
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    I treat any modification of SysNAND as a CFW of sorts, that's what the C stands for - custom.
     
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    Buy a DSTWO
     
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    i know people like the DSTWO.....but guys....they are pretty much all gone, virtually all the reputable resellers are clean out of stock, and supercard aren't making any more

    best advice is to just install the flashcard timewarp file to sysnand, make a nand backup first if your scared or something, but not 1 person has bricked their system by using flashcard time warp, i installed it on my n3DS even and it works fine.....and should you ever want to remove it, you can restore your original nand backup from the gateway menu
    basically you will be able to use the blue card that came with your gateway in sysnand, so no additional purchases/flashcards needed and it takes like 1 minute to install
     
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    OP needs to link the site he read about this so called miracle worker, other than that its been posted.