New 3DS and setting it up with Gateway 3DS > SD Card vs Micro SD Card

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Davodian1984, Dec 15, 2014.

  1. Davodian1984
    OP

    Davodian1984 Newbie

    Newcomer
    2
    0
    Dec 15, 2014
    Hi all,

    I was hoping someone can help me answer a question. I tried looking around for the answer, Google and youtube but can't find an answer because perhaps the 3DS is still relatively new.

    Question relating to Setup of Gateway:
    When setting up the Gateway 3DS you need to load the launcher.dat onto an SD card. The older 3DS has an SD card slot but the N3DS does not. Only has a Micro SD card behind the back panel which you have to remove with a phillips head screw driver.

    Would the step of loading Launcher.dat onto the SD card be replaced with loading it onto the Micro SD card in the N3DS?

    I was curious because I wasn't sure if the Micro SD Card has any important data on it that the N3DS requires. Is it safe to format this Micro SD card and paste over the launcher.dat?


    The video instructions on Youtube have all been very clear but they use the SD card for the older 3DS. No one has yet to create a video for the N3DS.

    sorry for long post.
    thanks in advance.

    Dave
     
  2. Zeffy

    Zeffy Member

    Newcomer
    49
    30
    Dec 12, 2014
    Gambia, The
    Yes.
     
  3. hiroakihsu

    hiroakihsu SUPREME LURKER OF THE WORLD

    Member
    209
    72
    Aug 10, 2003
    United States
    On the edge of my seat
    Don't do anything with your micro sd just yet....Gateway has to yet release 9.2 support for the New 3DS, so as of right now, you can't do anything with the Gateway on your New 3DS.
     
  4. Veign06

    Veign06 Member

    Member
    174
    46
    May 18, 2008
    United States
    This, I assume the Micro SD card slot functions exactly like the SD card slot but right now N3DS doesnt have the correct firmware anyways until Gateway releases the big update.
     
  5. TheBrutux168

    TheBrutux168 Newbie

    Newcomer
    4
    2
    Dec 15, 2014
    Also on the topic of this. Is it possible to load the files without opening the back? Using the wireless SD management tool
     
  6. Davodian1984
    OP

    Davodian1984 Newbie

    Newcomer
    2
    0
    Dec 15, 2014
    Thanks for the reply everyone.
    Yep i haven't bought the gateway yet and am waiting for the big update. I've just been doing research and was curious is all.

    Cheers
    Dave
     
  7. liomajor

    liomajor GBAtemp Maniac

    Member
    1,463
    1,065
    Jun 10, 2008
    United States
    Instead of easy removable SD, new3DS provides windows compatible lan share to access the content on the fly via wlan.
     
  8. The Real Jdbye

    The Real Jdbye Always Remember 30/07/08

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    The Real Jdbye is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    12,096
    5,168
    Mar 17, 2010
    Norway
    Alola
    We don't even know if the 9.x update will use a launcher.dat anymore.
    launcher.dat is in part tied to the way the old exploit worked and as they now use a new exploit, they might use a different filename or format.
    But yes, the MicroSD in the N3DS should work the same as the regular SD in the old 3DS. It's the exact same thing in another form factor, after all.