Emunand without a Gateway3DS

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by cloud1250000, Apr 17, 2014.

  1. cloud1250000
    OP

    cloud1250000 Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    78
    8
    Dec 18, 2008
    Canada
    Hello, I've looked for this information and didn't find the exact answer to my question.

    Is it actually possible to use the emunand function that come with the gateway.. without a gateway?

    I've a 3ds on firmware 4.1 and I'd like to use it to play pokemon x and y but I also plain to buy a gateway soon (when I got enough money)

    Thank you :)
     
  2. Joe88

    Joe88 [λ]

    Member
    11,646
    2,927
    Jan 6, 2008
    United States
    NYC
    classic mode + emunand in the launcher will work fine without a gateway
    you will need a ds cart that can boot on your 3ds firmware though to start the exploit installer
     
    cloud1250000 likes this.
  3. Shin Akuma

    Shin Akuma GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    169
    31
    Sep 29, 2006
    Greece
    I dont get it.. even if i read the stickies still im confused
    I got a 4.5 and i have a ds flashcard, can i do emunand?
    and if i do it...then what? do i need more peripherals?
    If you guys have a better explanation which i havent read id appreciate it
     
  4. Joe88

    Joe88 [λ]

    Member
    11,646
    2,927
    Jan 6, 2008
    United States
    NYC
    Download the latest gateway 2.2 firmware
    open it and enter the "blue card" folder
    copy the "GW_INSTALLER.NDS" to the microsd of your DS cart
    then run and install the file via your flashcart menu

    now take out the 3DS SD card and put into the computer
    go back to the gateway 2.2 firmware folder (GW_OMEGA_2.2_RELEASE) and copy "LAUNCHER.DAT" to the root of the SD card
    now put the SD back in the 3DS and turn it on
    go into setting>other settings>profile>nintendo ds profile

    the gateway menu will pop up
    go to the right most option and hit FORMAT EMUNAND (this will erase the contents of the SD card so it you have anything important on it, back it up first in your computer) this process will partition 1GB of data for emunand, it is recommended you have a 4GB card
    (OPTIONAL) hit the BACKUP SYSTEM NAND button, I suggest doing this just in case something goes wrong
    now hit BOOT CLASSIC MODE

    you will be back in the 3DS menu, create a folder on your 3DS menu and call it EMUNAND (this way you will be able to tell the two nands apart)
    now enter settings and make sure you see the words "GW3D" on the bottom left side of the top screen along with the current version number
    if you do not see the GW3D then DO NOT CONTINUE, you will update your real nand
    if you do see it then turn on the wifi slider and set up an internet connection via the setting (do not exit the system setting after starting this step doing so will reboot the 3DS and return to the real nand)
    then go to other setting and keep going to the the right until you see system update, let it check and update your system when prompted, it will take a while so let it work

    after that it should reboot to your emunand main menu (look for the "E" folder your created before to verify)
    then go to the setting to see the GW3D 7.1.0-16 version number
    now shut off the 3DS and reboot it, the "E" folder should not be here, you can create another folder and call it "SYSNAND" if you want
    now go back into the setting and verify your original nand is still on 4.1 and then go back into the gateway menu via the profile exploit and select BOOT CLASSIC MODE and you can play what ever retail game you want now with wifi

    one last thing make sure to erase any wifi connection settings from your real nand settings and shut the wifi switch off when you are done playing on emunand
    this will prevent any updates from being downloaded while on the real nand
     
    NicEXE, bowser, reece71079 and 2 others like this.
  5. cloud1250000
    OP

    cloud1250000 Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    78
    8
    Dec 18, 2008
    Canada
    FINALLY someone explained everything clearly.

    Fortunately I've got a m3i zero and an acekard2i, I hope one of these is still working on 4.1 firmware

    Oh well, Thank you Joe88 and have a nice day
     
  6. Reecey

    Reecey Mario 64 (favorite game of all time)

    Member
    4,349
    1,129
    Mar 7, 2010
    At Home :)

    Fantastic tip, everyone should take note!!!. Really I had not thought of that deleting wifi settings in Sysnand. I always thought you had to have Sysnand wifi settings complete for it to work in Emnand, Thanks m8. No excuse now with this method, it should never update the Sysnand if no connection is made! I do see Spotpass still works though in Sysnand, would that be an issue with updating?
     
  7. milerwan

    milerwan Seasoned technician

    Member
    403
    93
    Dec 21, 2013
    France
    No need to hold "L" button to access to GW menu with Omega fw 2.1 if no GW card into cartridge slot.
     
  8. loco365

    loco365 GBAtemp Guru

    Member
    5,458
    2,674
    Sep 1, 2010
    AceKard 2i works up to 4.3, so you're good to go.
     
  9. sanin6

    sanin6 Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    93
    12
    Aug 20, 2013
    United States
    Oregon
    Acekard 2i still works up to 3ds fw 4.5 but you need an action replay card for it to boot up.
    I'm still using my acekard :)
    all you need to do is put your acekard 2i card in the action replay card slot
    and just start game and everything should boot up as it should :) hope this helps anyone that didn't know.
     
  10. cloud1250000
    OP

    cloud1250000 Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    78
    8
    Dec 18, 2008
    Canada
    Yes I managed to do it with my 4.1 system and my acekard2i. It wasn't very hard :)
     
  11. David Lepkowsky

    David Lepkowsky Member

    Newcomer
    29
    1
    Jan 11, 2014
    United States
    Will this also work with the R4i 3ds Deluxe, or will it brick the 3ds?
     
  12. milerwan

    milerwan Seasoned technician

    Member
    403
    93
    Dec 21, 2013
    France
    Only "launcher.dat" file can brick the console when try to use it (fw 3.0 to 3.2).
    Patch Nintendo DS Profil with R4i Gold black/blue card is harmless.
     
  13. NicEXE

    NicEXE GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    397
    124
    Dec 6, 2009
    Cyprus
    I think AK2i only works up to 4.3
    Can anyone confirm that AK2i works with 4.5? I'd like to update (using a game cartridge) to 4.5 if that's the case.
     
  14. sanin6

    sanin6 Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    93
    12
    Aug 20, 2013
    United States
    Oregon
    It does work with 4.5 you just need an action reply card.