Got a Gateway 3DS

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Heitomos, Feb 22, 2014.

  1. Heitomos
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    I just got a Gateway 3DS and it seems to be alright, and I have all the parts, but I'm a little worried because it came in a sandwich baggie. Should I be worried about this? I bought it from ModChipCentral and it was delivered by UPS.
     
  2. WatchGintama

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    Just make sure it works.
     
  3. redkeyboard

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    If you're worried it might be a fake or something well as long as it works with the original firmware as far as we know it isn't.
     
  4. lambstone

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    Also, unless you want to play retail carts like pokemon or animal crossing, your safest bet would be to stay on the 1.2 GW launcher until the whole bricking fiasco is sorted out.
     
  5. Heitomos
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    Could I get a link to the safer firmware for it?
     
  6. Ryukouki

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    Can't do that due to a DMCA notice issued to our site.
     
  7. redkeyboard

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    Change the end of the filename from Gateway's website from

    GW_BETA_RELEASE_2.0b2.zip

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    GW_BETA_RELEASE_2.0b1.zip
     
  8. Heitomos
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    Thanks!
     
  9. Reecey

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    Did it not come in a Blue official Gateway box wrapped around with white bubbly paper and inclosed in a tight heated edged bubble blue lined wrap?, just the cartridges in a bag? If that is so sounds a bit dodgy be warned could be a clone.
     
  10. gamesquest1

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    I read something recently about some reseller waiting weeks for the cardboard boxes to be shipped so they started shipping without the box, it may be the same site in question
     
  11. Reecey

    Reecey Mario 64 (favorite game of all time)

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    Yeah could be, mine was a very recent order though so it probably came with the box etc..

    Seems his online retailer is on the GW reseller list so I would of thought no problems anyway.
     
  12. Dust2dust

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    My replacement red cart from MCC came like that, too, loose in just a plastic bag. It works flawlessly. The original cart I had received before was defective, never could get it to work right (always getting the message "The game cart has been removed"). Due to the brick code in 2.02b, I think it's pretty risky to test a Gateway cart for the first time with it, just in case the cart is defective and triggers the brick code. Test with a previous version, as suggested.
     
  13. dagro

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    Resellers receive cards in bulk with flatpack packaging so its upto them to package it nicely before sending or just send bits in a random bag. Tbh there isnt any difference.
    2.0b1 crashes often (no bricking) so you are better off with 1.2 which is at GW_Release_1.2.zip doesn't let some games run but hey it won't get on your nerves.
     
  14. Askedforthis

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    Don't worry, you're not the only one who got a flat package with the Cartridges laying around in a bag completely unprotected from ModChipCentral. I was quite disappointed to be honest, it doesn't take that long to put them into the plastic enclosure and into the Gateway branded package.
     
  15. Dust2dust

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    On ModChipCentral's defense, though, the loose cart in a plastic bag I received was in a UPS bubble-padded envelope, which was in another UPS bubble-padded envelope, with my street address on it. The chances were pretty slim that it would get damaged in transit.
     
  16. gamesquest1

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    I did read something about some resellers. Where sent the cards without the packaging, which they where waiting to receive separately, so just decided to post out without it as they had pre orders etc and had been waiting weeks for the cardboard box to arrive