Hacking Gateway 3DS - First 3DS Flashcart

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RELEASE DATE: End of June First half of July. (GBAtemp was offered a review sample. So expect a review from me soon enough.)

THE GATEWAY 3DS WAS BLOCKED, SO DON'T UPDATE YOUR 3DS IF YOU'RE INTERESTED.

THANK YOU.

Do not share, link, or post roms on this thread.

Read the FAQ below for more information pertaining to questions you may have about the card. The old thread was becoming crowded, and information was being lost in the sea of replies. This way I can update the first post as new information is available.

Great news we have today, we here at MaxConsole have confirmed from resellers and original NDS flash card homebrew developers that the following news about the Nintendo 3DS is actually happening, the impossible has been done, there is now actual working Flash Card for the 3DS, not just for old DS games, but your actual 3DS games.
Gateway 3DS is the world's first 3DS flash card!
The GATEWAY 3DS TEAM proudly presents the first ever video proof that many thought impossible.
  • Supports all 3DS ROMs to date
  • Works on 3DS & 3DS XL consoles

    We have confirmed from resellers and original NDS flash card developers that this device is real and coming very soon for your 3DS enjoyment.
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FAQ sent to people from the Gateway 3DS Team

Here is a litte FAQ about Gateway 3DS, answering customers' most popular
questions.

- Is it one microSD per game?
Currently yes.

- Must the microSD card size match the game size?
No, so long as the microSD card is larger than the rom size.

- Can it play games from other regions?
Currently no, however due to popular demand, we have launched an investigation into this possibility.

- Can it play Homebrew?
No.

- Are saved games working? Once you take out the game is the save file kept or lost?
We are currently working to fully support back up and restore of save data.

- Can Nintendo block Gateway with an update?
Anything is possible we would rather not speculate (As always, any updates should be avoided)

- How big are the games and what is the minimum size for the microSD card?
Some range from 256MB to 4GB

- Can you play multiplayer local and mostly online?
Yes, but we advise not to use online features

- Do the game keep internet capacity?
Yes, but we advise not to use online features

- Is it upgradable?
Yes some aspects of the design will be upgradable.

- Can it run normal DS roms?
No, there are many alternative options for this.

- Suggested Retail price?
About $80/€65

- Availability: End of June. BUT until production has started, we are not accepting any pre-payment, therefore end-users should NOT pay until we indicate on our site that pre orders are officially open and payments from resellers are being accepted. PLEASE DO NOT PRE-PAY UNTIL WE SAY SO !

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Thanks to Gamer for the original news post.
 

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Well, I was hoping they'd answer my question: Should I upgrade my firmware right now before all of this gets released?

Better question: What is the suggested firmware to be at?
 
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Well, I was hoping they'd answer my question: Should I upgrade my firmware right now before all of this gets released?

Better question: What is the suggested firmware to be at?

good question. Somehow doubt it supports latest firmware but then again who knows?
 

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Well, I was hoping they'd answer my question: Should I upgrade my firmware right now before all of this gets released?

Better question: What is the suggested firmware to be at?
It doesn't matter because this is a cartridge emulator. If you're holding onto hope for the 3dbrew savehack, you might as well stay put on Version 4 firmware, otherwise go ahead and update. Either should work with Gateway.
 
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good question. Somehow doubt it supports latest firmware but then again who knows?


I'd imagine it would. Does anyone happen to know what firmware the white 3DS XL shipped with in Europe by chance? My memory is a bit foggy, but I don't think you have to be updated to play 3DS game online do you?
 

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I'd imagine it would. Does anyone happen to know what firmware the white 3DS XL shipped with in Europe by chance? My memory is a bit foggy, but I don't think you have to be updated to play 3DS game online do you?


the white XL shipped with 4.4 right?
 

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some one should try playing online with this when it comes out LOL. i wanna see what nintendo does.
 
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The pricing is a bit high for something that may be block rather fast, I may just wait for a cheaper alternative.

And how long did it take before the iEvolution got basically patched out of existence. Alot of people knew well ahead of time that it wouldn't last forever and they still bought it. Being blocked by a patch isn't going to stop alot of people from getting this flashcart.
 
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I remember when GBA flash carts were a couple hundred dollars. $80 for the first successful attempt at a backup device for a console is generous.

Yea... Even though I never got one for the GBA, I remember reading up on them when I first got into GBA emulators. Its good to know that a review is coming soon too. Look forward to it.
 

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Thank you so much for posting this FAQ.


- Is it one microSD per game?
Currently yes.
...boo. This does not really matter for me, though; I am probably just going to play Shin Megami Tensei: Hackers all through, anyways.

- Must the microSD card size match the game size?
No, so long as the microSD card is larger than the rom size.
/relief/

- Can it play games from other regions?
Currently no, however due to popular demand, we have launched an investigation into this possibility.
WOOOOOO!

- Can it play Homebrew?
No.
Boo. (Then again, this is to be expected; there is no homebrew at all!

- Are saved games working? Once you take out the game is the save file kept or lost?
We are currently working to fully support back up and restore of save data.
/relief/


- Can it run normal DS roms?
No, there are many alternative options for this.
...I guess this is time to buy that DS2...

- Suggested Retail price?
About $80/€65
...I am willing to pay the price here. After all, this flashcard would pay for itself easily many, many times!

- Availability: End of June. BUT until production has started, we are not accepting any pre-payment, therefore end-users should NOT pay until we indicate on our site that pre orders are officially open and payments from resellers are being accepted. PLEASE DO NOT PRE-PAY UNTIL WE SAY SO !
Let me make life even less difficult for you.
Readers of this thread, would you kindly not pre-pay for the Gateway 3DS until the official Gateway 3DS says otherwise?
 

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oh finally something clear : (GBAtemp was offered a review sample. So expect a review soon enough.)
that's all i needed to know, i don't need 50 pages of rumors
 
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