gateway just arrived

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  1. Magus
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    Magus GBATEMP RPG MANIAC

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    hi guys, sorry to be a bother once again

    before i proceed to install i wanted to make sure i understand how it's done correctly

    - i put launcher.dat on the miniSD card in the new 3DS
    - i launch cubic ninja and scan the QR code
    - this make cubic ninja work as a bootable for gateway
    - i just pick cubic ninja, select "create level" gateway boots up and then replace the cubic ninja cartridge with the gateway

    do i need my 3ds to be online as i do this? should i use the 3.1 gateway release or the latest 3.2.1? do i need to format the microsd in the gateway to fat32 before using it?
     


  2. JustPingo

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    1) I don't think you need to be online. But anyway, if it doesn't work then get online and be careful with updates. But it shouldn't. (EDIT : You need wifi at first installation as LameNobody said)
    2) Always use the latest Gateway version.
    3) No, you better use exFAT.

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  3. LameNobody

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    You should always use the latest launcher.dat (currently 3.2.1) because of bug fixes/other support
    The micro SD in the gateway cart should be formatted to exfat, because it supports files bigger than 4gb
    If you choose to format emunand, make a backup of your 3DS's SD card... Because it will be formatted in the process of formatting emunand
    Yes, you do need wifi enabled when installing the QR code in cubic ninja
     
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    Magus GBATEMP RPG MANIAC

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    this is my first time installation so why would i need to format emunand?
     
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    Formatting emuNAND means formatting the console's microSD card to accept emuNAND.
     
  6. Magus
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    Magus GBATEMP RPG MANIAC

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    oh i see, i don't understand how this emunand thing works... am i automaticaly inside emunand the instant i boot into gateway mode?
     
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    No.

    If you don't setup emuNAND, when entering in Gateway Mode you will be on a modified version of your real NAND that can do piracy and stuff. So if you update that YOU WILL ALSO UPDATE sysNAND, WHICH IS BAD.
    If you format emuNAND however, when you'll enter in Gateway Mode you will be in emuNAND which is a copy of your real NAND but on your SD card so that one can be modified without caring about sysNAND.
    You can also unlink them by then formatting sysNAND to avoid some problems.
     
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    Magus GBATEMP RPG MANIAC

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    allright so right now i just performed the cubic ninja exploit, what should be the next step? i see a format emunand option... can i do that without worrying?

    EDIT: there is nothing worth in my SD card so really nothing i want to save anyway, is it still a good idea to make a sysnand backup?
     
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    Make a backup of your nand, remove the SD card and backup the nand file on your pc, this will come in handy if your console decides to brick it's self. Put the card back in and format emuNAND.
     
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    allright nand backup done, formatting emunand right now
     
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    You need to have the gateway card to boot into classic mode or GW mode, you can then remove it once you've entered classic mode and insert your retail game

    Also, it just froze your console, nothing to worry about there. hold the power for ike 10 - 15 seconds and it'll shut off
     
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    You have to hold the power button down for nearly a full minute before it will shut down.
     
  13. Magus
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    emunand formatted, anything else i should do or i can finaly boot gateway mode?
     
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    Format sysNAND from the System Settings while having the microSD card out of the console. That will unlink the NANDs to avoid some problems.
     
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    I done fucked up
     
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    DON'T DO THAT! 9.7 emuNAND isn't supported on New3DS.
     
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    i don't plan to run any game that require firmware 9.7 at the moment... beside i seems to understand that the current gateway doesn't support emunand 9.7?

    do i really have to do this? i don't want to unscrew the 3ds plates, i transfered the nand and the launcher through setting exactly to not go through that
     
  18. JustPingo

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    Well... It's always more convenient to unlink them. It's not necessary tho.
    You know, it's not a big deal to open a New3DS.
     
  19. LameNobody

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    Wait, DONT UPDATE EMUNAND, i forgot you have a new 3ds

    (I got two threads confused and gave you bad info)
     
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    Magus GBATEMP RPG MANIAC

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    i can always do that later no? anyway everything seems to be working properly, thanks for helping me out guys!

    before closing this thread... if i want to setup the thing so that it doesn't require a copy of cubic ninja what do i need to do exactly?

    oh also the 3D effect doesn't seem to be working... should i worry?