is there still risk of bricking using gateway 3ds?

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    I have not followed the community for a while now but I want to finally buy a gateway 3ds to play some games....

    While ago, I read reports of bricks as gateway had a bricking code in it; normally to counter clones but there were bricks with genuine cards also..

    wanna know if this brick code is still present? is there a risk of bricking my 3DSXL?
     
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    No there's no risk of bricking if you use the latest Gateway firmware, and you use it correctly
     
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    Gateway removed bricking code along time ago. Also you don't need a gateway card anymore you can use rxTools which is free.
    Come on don't screw around with the guy almost every post you make is rude/trollsy
     
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    rxtools? it's a softmod? no need for any flashcarts or games?
     
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    http://www.rxtools.net/#!home download version 2.6 and follow the instructions for your firmware version its requires no hardware modifications so yes its a soft mod.
     
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    thx will try it.. is there risk of bricking?
     
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    Unless you mess with system titles on the Nand no but you can make a Nand backup using gateways launcher (which you need to use to setup Emunand anyways).
     
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    as long as you stay within the realm of Games and DLC/updates install, you're prettymuch fine, just don't try to install something that affects nand, like downgrading apps

    Edit ::ninja:'d
     
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    can you run roms on rxtools?
     
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    not exactly, you can't run .3ds or .3dz, but you can install CIA's, which act mostly the same way as if you bought it from the Eshop, and as such, it may take some time to install (take ~15 minutes per Go when installing) that is prettymuch the only drawback RxTools (or any uptodate CFW) had compared to GateWay, but with CIA's, there are no headers, so you can play online pretty much safe.
     
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    Yes in the CIA format simply install them using bigbluemenu or devmenu (which you can install using FBI)

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    Also you can close the consoles lid while games install.

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    @capito27 Didn't recognize you for a sec since you changed your user picture.
     
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    ok thx guys going to try it tomorrow :) after work
     
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    Yeah...I knew it would take some time to get used to :P

    Also, @kisamesama, There are a few CIA's branded as "Legit", that (as long as you install them on the right console region) will work even when you aren't in CFW mode !!
     
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    rdxtools is region right?
     
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    what do you mean ?
     
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    Are you sure ? How come all the clones disappeared ? If they removed the code another bunch of clones should have surfaced.
     
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    The brick code is still there it's just much harder to accidently trigger. Even back in Jan 2014 when the controversy was in full steam (only on GW firm 2.01b), it was mostly clone users with ripped-off GW firmwares who were getting bricked. Very few legit owners.

    You're far more likely to brick with rxtools now than with gateway.

    Tips:
    avoid manual updating with GW or rxtools in sysnand (unless using "dev mode" in rxtools)
    stay away from injection features like "cool stuff" in rxtools.
     
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    i meant region free

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    manual update of the CFW you mean?
     
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    I see you can backup before installing rxtools.. can't you do a restore in case of a brick?
     
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