How To Install CFW on <4.5 WITHOUT DS Flashcart / Gateway

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  1. DarkFlare69
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    We can now get CFW on a 3DS with firmware up to 4.5 with no DS Flashcart!

    Already on 4.5 or lower? Start by watching the video below!
    Video tutorial:

    Written Tutorial:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
    Are you running 9.2.0-20U or below, but not 4.5 or below? You can still downgrade to 4.5, and then install CFW! Start by watching the video below, and then the video above once you're downgraded.


    Leave a like if it helped! :)
     
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  2. mikeylevi

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    This works on 2DS?
     
  3. Slushie3DS

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    This was just closed down in another subforum. You may be banned.
     
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    This is already know and there is already a tutorial for that you know...
     
  5. mikeylevi

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    I know that, but this guys video said it worked for 2DS so he should probably fix that.
     
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    No, the staff here aren't noobs like you perceive them as. They kindly asked me to change the thread title and unlocked it, and deleted all your guys's drama where you lose control.
     
  7. DarkFlare69
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    No, I changed it. Sorry, I thought 2DSs could to to 4.5...

    Up the other tutorials ass. This one is for not having a DS Flashcart.
     
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    should edit your video then and remove the 2DS/N3DS clickbait.....or at least put a caption over it to tell noobies that you goofed
     
  9. DarkFlare69
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    Damn, lemme do that now
     
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  10. Slushie3DS

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    No reason to be snide. I was simply warning you.
     
  11. DarkFlare69
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    Once again, I'm sorry, I just hate it when I put 2 days into making a good video and people obsess on one wrong detail and automatically go into troll mode. Like your post before it got deleted.
     
  12. gamesquest1

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    ok the reason people sometimes get a bit uppity about people spreading the wrong info, especially when its done in "noob friendly" step by step tutorials, is that it spreads and there will be people saying for weeks "oh i follow this guide but it not work, help me set up cfw on my 2DS/n3DS".....now i like to say i try help people out quite a bit on here, but it does get a bit tedious when just a small bit of incorrect info...even a typo spreads into lots of "help me help me" threads :), its not that im being picky, just hoping that as much info as possible is correct as it saves needing to repeat stuff over and over

    not to mention the people who get their hopes up only to have them crushed 10 minutes later, im sure slushie was like OOOOOHHH YEAH!!!! when he saw the thread.....5 seconds into the video its like ....damn, at least he was one of the guys who realized the mistake, there will be some who watch it all and sit there for hours/days trying to do it :P
     
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    I added annotations. Now let's get over that and focus on the actual important parts.
     
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    Hey darkflare, mind if i ask for some troubleshooting help?
    I cant seem to get the mt card launcher running, although my browser does crash.
    I am running version 4.5008e.
    (and if it helps at all, the first time it crashed, it didn't show the black "gateway 3ds is loading" screen)
     
  15. DarkFlare69
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    Hmm, are you sure you have MT_INSTALLER on the root of your SD Card, along with everything from Spider3DS and the MT Card Launcher.dat?
     
  16. finn_91

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    Have the same problem as Bakatora.
    Checked & rechecked files in the root. Compared to video. Everything looked the same.
    Firmware 4.4.0-10J.
    When I loaded website entering address I got gray screen, same as in video. When used QR Code — black lower screen with "GATEWAY 3DS LOADING" on it. In both cases browser crashes the same way.
    After launching DS Profile 3DS shows kind of gray screen, crashes and relaunches.
    Tried to reboot console a few times, cleaned browser.
     
  17. dontay0100

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    So my question is, is it emunand cfw? or just 4.x cfw... As in when I load the exploit am I booted into a 4.x with limitations on games or is it booted into 9.x emunand without needing a card with no game limitations? I watched the video but mehh not every bit of it lol
     
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    Are there any advantages to having custom firmware on a 3ds over using gateway 3ds?
     
  19. Rediska

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    Same problem as Bakatora.
Browser crashes too quickly on step 9. 
Step 10a shows DS Profile settings instead of MT Card Launcher.
Firmware: 4.5.0-4E
    
Although, gateway exploit successfully runs GW Launcher.
     
  20. DarkFlare69
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    No, CFW is a makeshift gateway
     
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