new3ds CN setup when to tun on WiFi did you catch an update?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by weatMod, Mar 23, 2015.

  1. weatMod

    weatMod GBAtemp Addict

    Aug 24, 2013
    United States
    well my EU CN finally has arrived
    so i am wondering how other N3DS /GW owner have installed the exploit

    tell us what steps you followed and in what order to set up WiFi
    turn on WiFi
    go to CN QR scanner

    scan QR

    turn off wifi

    did anyone catch an update installing CN?

    is it safe ? what are the chances of caching an update?

    i am nervous about catching an update nag
    so no other way to dircectly install the .sav with my old 3ds GW menu sav restore feature?
  2. Adeka

    Adeka Beta Tester

    Mar 19, 2013
    United States
    If it's on for a split second it's not going to download an update. It has to be on for a couple minutes to actually download it.

    Why are you worried? You can format sysnand to remove any downloaded updates. Just don't install them if it asks. You have to format sysnand with your microsd removed to unlink your sysnand and emunand anyway so it does't matter.
  3. weatMod

    weatMod GBAtemp Addict

    Aug 24, 2013
    United States
    ok just did it
    i powered down right after it installed the sav to CN and it boot to GW menu

    turned the console back on
    turned off WiFi
    then when i went to CN after rebooting and tried running the exploit by going to scan qr in CN the console just froze
    after a shut down and reboot it worked
    whew i almost panicked there for a min
  4. .44 Magnum

    .44 Magnum GBAtemp Regular

    Jun 25, 2010
    United States
    It's my understanding that the 3DS will only download the update on its own if the console is put into sleep mode with WiFi enabled.
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  5. apoptygma

    apoptygma GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Mar 30, 2010
    3DS only background downloads in sleep mode, that's correct. Don't stress, there's a key-combo to delete the nag.
  6. :-infern:

    :-infern: GBAtemp Legend

    Jun 1, 2013
    United States
    When did the 3DS start to download updates in the background?
    Don't you always have to grab it from the eShop?
  7. Jao Chu

    Jao Chu GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Aug 20, 2013
    straya m8
    I never leave Wi-Fi on unless i absolutely need it (because it uses extra power AND i spend half my life traveling between Aus and Thailand on aeroplanes) and besides, the LED to signify the Wi-Fi is so bright when playing in the dark, why leave it on for enough time that it will download an update?
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  8. weatMod

    weatMod GBAtemp Addict

    Aug 24, 2013
    United States
    well i installed my CN sav exploit fine on my AU N3DS XL with no update ,no problems
    but then i hacked my friends US N3ds Xl US with my US OOT and GW

    it worked fine, then i enabled WiFi to update the emunand to 9.5 and it instantly caught an update , through spotpass
    what does that even mean? though spotpass? i never use that feature ever did he maybe catch it from my N3ds?but it was in the other room in sleep mode but i turned wireless off
    it got the update like instantly after i rebooted it to 9.5 emunand 1st time ,the second i exited out of 9.5 emunand and back to system nand it prompted for a system update on sysnand

    ran OOT exploit
    backup nand
    back up to PC
    format emunand
    boot to GW mod
    turn on WiFi set up wifi password
    update emunand to 9.5
    system auto reboots to sysnand
    prompts for system update upon reboot
    no way to avoid it

    ,on my AU N3DS used CN exploit
    turned on WiFi to install GW .sav to CN
    turn off WiFi
    after many many reboots, finally get into emunand
    turn WiFi on and update emunand
    no problem ,no update prompt
    is it because my console is out of region?

    also i got some message out a feature not being available because console is out of region, eshop maybe?

    but i could still update my emunand from system settings

    also i read somewhere that you had to have WiFi enabled to format sysnand
    but i did it on his with WiFi off and it worked and didn't prompt for online