My 3DSXL is 4.4.0-10E. Do I have to update to 4.5 or am I good?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by InfoAddict, Apr 2, 2014.

  1. InfoAddict
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    InfoAddict GBAtemp Regular

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    Mar 24, 2014
    Hello,

    I haven't opened the box yet but based off the serial key my new White 3DSXL should be 4.4.0-10E. When my Gateway arrives will it work fine or will 4.5 be necessary? If 4.5 is recommended how do I go about updating the firmware? Is it only possible with a game with that particular update or can I do it off the SD card or with the Gateway too?
     
  2. Jao Chu

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    straya m8
    My white XL on 4.4 works fine for everything in my experience..... As the saying goes, don't fix what isn't broken! :yay:
     
  3. migles

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    gateway work in any 4.x firmware
    update is not necessary and completely optional, if you still want to update to 4.5 just make a search there are spreadsheets for updating using game cartridges
     
  4. justln

    justln GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    You don't need to update since you will be spending most of your time in Gateway mode.
     
  5. InfoAddict
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    InfoAddict GBAtemp Regular

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    Excellent, thanks guys.
     
  6. xabier

    xabier GBAtemp Regular

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    I updated mine, got 2 original cards that require 4.5. No problem nor any apparent improvement
     
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