Gateway 4.5 3DS help

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by thefatalwound, Sep 13, 2014.

  1. thefatalwound
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    So I bought the gateway cartridges (blue/red), and got a 4.5.0-9U firmware 3DS. Followed instructions word for word, formatted everything, long and short formats, FAT32, tried gateway's 2.2 release/2.3 beta, and no matter what I try, it always results in saying "an error has occurred, hold power to reboot your 3DS".

    I have a 32 gb class 10 microSD, and an 8gb class 4, along with a micro-to-sd adapter. I've tried using each SD in both roles, adapter and blue cart.

    Any help would be nice.
     
  2. hippy dave

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    Is the error when you go to the DS profile?
    Does your 3ds have the green Miiverse icon in the top right of the home screen?
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    No miiverse icon. The error is when I try to load the deep labyrinth exploit. It never made it past that point to do the DS profile part.
     
  4. hippy dave

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    Ok good. Do you have access to any other DS flashcart you could use to run the gateway installer?
     
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    I do not. I did however test a normal 3ds cart to make sure the slot itself works and it does.
     
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    If your 3DS is 4.5 and you haven't got the gateway to work yet, then you will not see a miiverse icon in the upper right corner, to get that to display you need to update your emunand, which you haven't created yet. I don't know what hippy dave is going on about.
     
  7. piratesephiroth

    piratesephiroth I wish I could read

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    Well, try to clean the blue card's contacts. If that doesn't work, you got a faulty blue card.
    You could use any R4 compatible with your firmware to install the exploit though.
     
  8. thefatalwound
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    I'm guessing Gateway resellers won't refund the money? I sent them a message earlier today and still no response.

    From other threads I've seen, he probably suspected that my 3DS partially updated.
     
  9. hippy dave

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    Yeah, that.
    If your blue card is faulty, it's probably not worth sending back to China or wherever. If you bought it from a supplier in your own country then maybe chase them up about it, otherwise just buy a cheap DS flashcart.
     
  10. Abcdfv

    Abcdfv What comes around goes around.

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    partially updated 3DS will say 4.5 in settings but really be on a higher firmware, it's a common problem for people getting their systems used.
     
  11. SickPuppy

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    I would hope that a partially updated 3ds is not common for people buying a used 3DS 4.1-4.5, perhaps this is only occasionally a problem.
     
  12. Abcdfv

    Abcdfv What comes around goes around.

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    Sadly. I've seen it enough just on this forum alone to know it's more than occasionally. Ebay seems to be the worst for it, most likely people who got screwed themself trying to get some money back. You only have to read 4 or 5 threads on thise site to see the morals of some of the people dealing with "hacking" and such.
     
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    There you go, that's the exact reason I don't like to purchase my goods from the net, you never know what you are getting unless you can hold it in your hands and examine it. I got screwed even from craigs list, I met a person in a public place to buy a console and when I got home it didn't work, now I need to see it working before I buy it.
     
  14. Vahnyyz

    Vahnyyz GBAtemp Regular

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    is there any way to "recover" from something like this? or is anyone that this has happened to completely SOL? cause i was able to do a system nand backup before, but now I can't do anything
     
  15. AHP_person

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    Have you tried other DS games? It sounds like the problem that occurs every so often with Fierce Waffle's ROP Loader. If other DS games do not boot, the DS portion of the 3DS is no longer usable. Just format the system, it should fix it.