O3DS, Gateway setup for kids

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  1. madturbo123
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    Hi guys,

    Finally got the 3ds at 9.2.0 20E and gateway running. I'd just like some opinions on what is the best setup for them. I want to dump all their 3ds carts onto the gateway and they can use that rather than carting 20+ cartridges around. Now the inconvenience is the internet connection, would I be better downgrading the sysnand to 4.5 and using the blue cart as an expliot??? or is there a better method?

    cheers
     
  2. Jao Chu

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    You're playing with fire in my opinion, letting children touch a console that requires firmware lower than the current version to use flashcard and hacks..... Be cautious!

    Since Gateway 3DS works on 9.2 currently, I would just stay there for now, no need to complicate it with downgrading, providing you have a method of launching the hack.
     
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    Inside your bootloader (´◉◞౪◟◉)
    Use menuhax! Autoboot and some other good reasons.
     
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    Does rom loading on EmuNand 10.5 work on the latest Gateway? I know 10.4 works but then Nintendo released 10.5 after?
     
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    Emunand 10.5 works. Remember: don't update sysnand!
     
  6. fitz420

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    Best method I can think of childproofing gateway would be to setup menuhax to boot to ctrbootmanager and have gateway setup as the main entry with a timeout of 0 so that when your kids push power it will Autobot into Gateway's emunand. This will prevent them from being able to access sysnand and accidentally update or do other stuff detrimental to their console. Worst thing they could do is somehow fuck the emunand up at which point you could either restore a backup of it or re setup from scratch, again with no harm being done to the console and no updates to the sysnand.
     
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    And select a children save for system updates, because if they update sysnand to 10.5 you're screwed.
     
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    I've used this method for my kids 3ds's, but instead of gateway I have ctrbootmanager default to rxtools. I honestly can't think of anything they could do at this point to accidentally mess something up.
     
  9. Ronhero

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    Why not boot directly to gw.3dsx by renaming it boot.3dsx
     
  10. madturbo123
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    Thanks for the input guys. Fitz i've got menuhax booting with R trigger held down atm, but good idea and blocking them right out of sysnand. Is there a way to bypass menuhax, say if i want to use gateway menu?
     
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    There is an option in the menuhax installer to boot without holding down R. You can reverse it so that you will only boot into sysnand by holding R. If you install CTRbootmanager and have menuhax boot into that boot.3dsx and setup gateway as the primary option with a timeout of 0 it will Autobot into gateway.
     
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    and enter three dummy wifi accesspoint settings in sysnand, so they can never accidentally upgrade sysnand
     
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    This too!!!! For sure.
     
  14. madturbo123
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    love it cheers guys
     
  15. aos10

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    Downgrade to 4.3
    And teach them how to go to ds profile menu
    Why no menuhax on 9.2?
    Because coldbooting to gateway is not guaranteed every time, it could freeze the 3ds several times and that will confuse the kids.

    Also, delete the internet settings so they can't try to update.
     
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  16. Damon_girl

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    This is pretty cool letting your kids have a hacked console. Are they aware that they can get free games this way?
     
  17. Just3DS

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    AutoBoot Menuhax is the way to go.

    However the boot rate is not all that good (sometimes it gets stuck to blank screen after showing GW logo or sometimes it gets stuck at white or yellow screen during menuhax load).
    In those scenarios you need to instruct them to hold power button until blue light goes off, and then power it on again. Successful complete autoboot takes roughly 30 seconds or so.

    EDIT: To refine the boot rate to almost 100% you can try this after setting up menuhax (I'm going to try it too tomorrow):
    https://gbatemp.net/threads/guide-how-to-improve-menuhax-boot-rate-to-nearly-100.410764/
     
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  18. Jonna

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    This is the most accurate way to also simultaneously teach your children a life lesson: patience.