GW Firmware 1.0 -> update to 4.5

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by youra6, Dec 7, 2013.

  1. youra6
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    A few people on GBA has claimed that by using Luigi's Mansion 2 and GW firmware 1.0, it will allow the user to update the 3DS to 4.5 and circumvent having to buy a retail game.

    Now if this is true, where can I go to find that GW 1.0 firmware? It's no longer on GW's website. Looks like I will need someone to upload it for me. :)

    Update 12/12/2013:

    I just realized that it is impossible to go from lets say 2.2 to 4.X via game ROM because the Gateway launcher wont even open. Is that correct?
     
  2. Ryft

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    Found this link on the "official" Gateway forum.

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    EDIT: OOPS! My bad. Removed the link. :O
     
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    This would certainly be nice.
     
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    Appreciate it guys! Kudos!
     
  5. Ryft

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    No problem. Also, here is a list of all the games with 4.5 Firmware.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    DONT LINK GW FILES ON THE FORUM. GOOGLE IS NOT BROKEN!

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    Ahh poop I'm sorry! Totally slipped my mind. I removed the link. My bad!
     
  8. Nurio

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    Has anyone ever had problems updating their firmware through a ROM?
     
  9. RubenCantuVota

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    I updated from 4.2 to 4.5 trough a ROM, everything is working perfectly.
     
  10. Ryft

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    I can confirm this as I just did it myself. When you run the game it tells you exactly what firmware number it's trying to update to before you accept it so even if you have a rom with the wrong firmware, you can cancel it and find another one. Not an easy mistake to make though if you just Google for a list of 4.5 roms.
     
  11. youra6
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    I just realized that it is impossible to go from lets say 2.2 to 4.X via game ROM because the Gateway launcher wont even open. Is that correct?
     
  12. RubenCantuVota

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    Thats correct; the only way to update via ROM is having at least a 4.1 FW.