moving from gateway to CFW

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  1. AnagraM
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    Hi,

    I have a GW that hasn't been updated for like 2-3 years.
    I'm not sure what FW the gateway is now.

    My 3DS is on FW 4.3.0-10E. The GW FW is 6.3.0-12E.

    I would like to switch to CFW, using the Plailect (guide https://github.com/Plailect/Guide/wiki), but not having followed the scene for so long, I have a couple questions :

    Can I just go right ahead and follow the guide or do I have to do stuff first ?

    I guess I had set up the EmuNand to use GW, but I'm not sure anymore. I'm not even sure what the Emunand is for anymore..
    I don't think I still have a bin backup file of my GW, I don't find it. Is that bad ? Should I uninstall GW in anyway before going to CFW ?

    I've read that the GW fastboost is bad and risks to brick. I don't remember using that, but I'm not sure either.

    Help me clear my head please ! :D
     
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    Just follow the section in the guide to update to 9.2 and then go from there.
    4.0.0 4.5.0 + ALL - OLD: Decrypt9 (MSET) + ALL - OLD:
    Decrypt9 (Browser)

    You don't need Emunand anymore (optional) so you could go a ahead and backup any saves you want and format the SD card, so you get the extra space back that Emunand used.

    Once on a9lh/Luma cfw you still have the option to use GW with it anyway, so you don't lose out either way.
     
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    Thanks.

    any nand backup required to be safe ?
     
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    You can backup the nand during the guide, if you want.
     
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    Thanks ! I'll get on to it then. :)
     
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    Do you have a internet Browser on you're current 4.5fw? If, so just do the Decrypt9 Browser part, once in, do this first if you want to keep a 4.5 backup:

    6. If you do not already have a NAND backup, backup SysNAND to NANDmin.bin when prompted by pressing (A)

    Otherwise, continue with it as it's instructed.
     
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    Yes.
     
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    I'm trying to download the Old 3DS or 2DS 2.1.0 - EUR - ctrtransfer (on my phone cause torrents are blocked at work), and it says there is no seed.
    Any mirrors in direct download ?
     
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    Tbh, wait till you get home and do it or use a VPN on the phone to bypass the blocks.
     
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    Iirc, there are mirrors in the guide to MEGA.
     
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    I'll start up my computer and turn BitTorrent on if you like. I have all the files.
     
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    Would be awesome, and i'm sure it would help others in the future !
    Thanks !
     
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    Thanks ! Really appreciate that. :)
     
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    I tried to connect to the urls given in the wiki, but all of them give me an error : "an error as occured, save all and reboot".
    I've tried to go to the options, delete all saved data and retry but it gives me the same error again.
    Any idea ?

    I did go to the Decrypt9 earlier, but as I couldn't download, I turned off the 3DS to save the battery. Is that bad ?
     
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    nm.
    I had the sd card out to copy the files, and so it wouldn't load the Decrpyt9. :)
     
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    had to stop last night, doing the next step !
     
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    Thanks to your help guys.

    It all worked out, and I managed to go through with the install.

    Do you have a recomandation to read about the way cia install works ? I have installed some games, some work, and others don't (black screen with error message saying to reboot).
    Don't know what I can do in that case.
     
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