How did the Gateway brick 3DS?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Dakaa, Mar 29, 2014.

  1. Dakaa
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    Just got my hands on an used 3DS running on 4.5.10. If I buy the Gateway cart, will I be able to apply the 2.0 update first before using it? so I won't brick my 3DS using whatever version that came with my Gateway cart. Does the Gateway play anything else beside 3DS games? Otherwise I might order the DStwo too. I'm asking this before I'm one button away from ordering the Gateway instead of MT.
     
  2. Technicmaster0

    Technicmaster0 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    The GW patch gets applied through the launcher. The Gateway supports 3DS, DS, GBC, GB etc. ROMs (no GBA).
     
  3. redkeyboard

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    There was bricking code done in 2.0b2 in order to stop clones. It seemed like for some users the code triggered and caused a brick. Thanks to a user names gamesquest it's been found that running diagnostic tools greatly increases your chance of bricking.

    You can just skip straight to 2.0 if you want.
     
  4. Dakaa
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    What do you mean launcher? Launcher on computer or 3DS screen? So when my Gateway arrives, I have to insert it into my 3DS regardless of what its version is (version that bricks 3DS)? Sorry, I haven't used a Gateway before.
     
  5. Dakaa
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    How do I skip to 2.0? What's the first thing I do when I get my Gateway?
     
  6. redkeyboard

    redkeyboard GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Just copy the firmware file (Launcher.dat) to your SD card (the one in the 3DS.) From there it's really just drag and drop.