Help! Updated to 9.9 can't get Gateway working

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by ammer, Aug 5, 2015.

  1. ammer
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    I was on 4.5 until... (i'll spare you) now my (old) 3DS XL is at 9.9!!!

    I used to be able to stick in the blue card and boot up but now the card won't load. I refreshed all the cards to the new Gateway Ultra 3.3 but I'm not sure what to do as the instructions are not clear anymore.

    Can I downgrade the firmware?

    Any help would be appreciated!
     
  2. pratamaaudi

    pratamaaudi Member

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    No you can't
    Downgrade only possible on firmware below 9.2
     
  3. ChaosEternal

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    At this point the only thing you can do is get a hardmod and flash a NAND backup. And that only works if you already made a backup of your NAND. :(
     
  4. leafeon34

    leafeon34 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Sky 3DS should work. Apart from that all you can do is play the waiting game. It will probably be hackable eventually.
     
  5. DarkFlare69

    DarkFlare69 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    sell gw
    and get a sky3ds
     
  6. frogboy

    frogboy lacking both style and grace

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    If what's been/being said about the (blue button) Sky3DS being dead is true... finding another 3DS XL wouldn't be that much more expensive.
     
  7. nero99

    nero99 GBAtemp Addict

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    wrong. if op backed up their nand, They can do the nand port mod or send it to someone on here for the service.
     
  8. Ziefer846

    Ziefer846 GBAtemp Fan

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    Unless you made a backup of your NAND before updating, you can't go back to your old firmware. Gateway won't work on any firmware above 9.2. If you made a NAND backup, you can do a hardmod to downgrade.
     
  9. Ericss

    Ericss GBAtemp Fan

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    Why'd you do that!?

    Better solution: Selling the 3DS and buying a GW-compatible one. That way he won't lose features and all his progress in games.
     
  10. ammer
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    ammer Newbie

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    Unfortunately finding a GW - compatible one for a reasonable price is a little hard these days....

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    Yes, I made a backup of the NAND...... I just can't find it. *Face Palm*
     
  11. usernametaken

    usernametaken GBAtemp Maniac

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    Every new Old 3ds should be below 9.2 firmware.

    I'm going to assume you're using windows for my own convenience >_> - Open up computer in the search bar - type: "NAND.BIN"
     
  12. ChaosEternal

    ChaosEternal GBAtemp Regular

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    If you did decide to buy one and didn't mind getting an o3DS, they go pretty cheap on eBay. I got a used one for $70 on firmware 4.5.0-10U.
     
  13. Just3DS

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    Check your console big SD Card for the NAND.bin file. If it's not there then if you had previously created emuNAND using GW menu "Format EmuNAND" and was using a version at 9.2 or lower then you can try extracting emuNAND from big SD card using emuNAND Tool and use that instead for flashing back (assuming that you haven't modded it a lot then it might work, but in any case make sure you do a proper backup of sysNAND using hardmod at least twice before flashing anything in case it failed).

    In any case, you need to have a hardmod and your console's previously backed up NAND.bin file which is 9.2 or under.
     
  14. Ryu Kenshin

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    Wait for Sky3DS green button is more reasonable nowaday :D
     
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