Offline update for 3DS?

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by test84, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. test84
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    Hi,

    Since my internet is super slow, while I put my 3DS to update, it will fail after like 10 minutes. So is there any way to get the update via internet me self and then like put it on the SD card and make it update itself like dat? [​IMG]

    -test dude.
     
  2. Takeshi

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    I don't think that this is possible.
     
  3. Ryupower

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    wifi ONLY

    how slow can it be
    .01 mbts


    i get

    1.50mbts-.20 mbts
     
  4. test84
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    test84 GBAtemp's last ninja 2.

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    It is a 128kbps connection, so my download rate is up to ~16kiloByte per second. I don't have with leaving it downloading for hours, problem is it will stop after 20 minutes stating that the download is interrupted.

    @Takeshi: Hey dude, remember me? U still have the same avatar, different bg I think and were from Germany, right? damn those days were great.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Takeshi

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    Don't you have access to a public Wi-Fi anywhere near you? Maybe even a game store that could do the update for you?

    Of course I do, haven't seen you in a long time, though. [​IMG]
     
  6. Cyan

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    Well, if you really can't update online, then you will have only one (official) choice left : the retail game with the desired firmware.
    But for the moment only Zelda OoT contains a 1.0.1-1x update. It won't update you to the latest firmware with e-shop access.




    Maybe there's a way to update online without downloading the files from the Nintendo Update Server, but nobody tested it. Use at your own risk:

    IF your region is PAL :
    - Check my post to get a list of files downloaded by the update process.
    - Download them one by one with your favorite browser and store them on your computer
    - use a proxy with forwarder feature and redirect all nintendo's URL to the file on your computer.
    - set the 3DS to use your proxy
    - update the 3DS.

    If your region is not PAL, then you will need the URL of the updated files for your own region.

    Maybe it won't work because there will be checks to prevent file redirections. As I said, nobody tested it yet.
    We are not responsible if you brick your console using this method, use at your own risk.
     
  7. test84
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    test84 GBAtemp's last ninja 2.

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    Hey man, nice to see you too!

    To be honest with you, I bought my 3DS from Dubai, so it says it is designed for Saudia Arabia countries, does it make my console, PAL? (I'm not sure if 3DS is region locked though still)

    And since I got mine for about 400$, I'm not gonna risk it, just wanted to play excitebikes! :3
     
  8. Cyan

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    Sorry it's not PAL but EUR [​IMG]

    You can check your region in the settings.

    The final letter gives you the region.
    Mine is E for Europe (and Australia?).
    There is J E and U. (maybe K?)


    3DS is region locked [​IMG]
     
  9. nbvcxy206

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    lol lol lol lol [​IMG]

    This is such a nonsense .....

    I do not use WLan at home and I do not want to use it, period.
    There is radiaton all the time anywhere, it needs power, costs money
    and efforts to install and keep. And I don´t see any reason to use it.

    Also there is no open WLan near my place of living, you need an access
    everywhere and have to pay for it. Anyway imagine you walk half an hours
    just to upgrade your console... Absurd !

    Anyway I have 30Mbit and I´m very fine with it, using powerline and sometimes bluetooth.

    It´s really annoying that Nintendo forces anyone to use WLan for an update.....

    BTW: What games need an upgrade right now ? There are just 29 I know....
     
  10. AlanJohn

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    LOL routers cause radiation LOL!
    Installing them is easy, its very hard to f*ck it up.
    Oh and you just need to pay your internet bill, nothing additional for wireless.


    P.S: those guys who give it for money are assholes.
     
  11. Cyan

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    If a game really needs an update, it will have it on the cartridge and it will update the console offline.
    You won't need WLAN to update at all.

    Currently, Zelda Ocarina of Time have update files on the cartridge.
    So, later games will likely be bundled with the required firmware. No need to worry about the needed version to play a specific game.
     
  12. nbvcxy206

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    [​IMG] HAHAHAHAHAH

    Another person believing electric smog is nonsense...... hahahah [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    It´s like : If we can´t see it, it does not exist.
    Or : If we can´t see it, it must be harmless...
    Or : I´m fine, we´re all fine, it´s obvious, this must be safe.
    Or : Here are 50 studies telling us electric radiation does not affect humans. So this is real.
    Is this a matter of belief or a matter of science ? I´m confused.

    Installing Wlan might be easy or difficult depending on your hardware, router, type of encryption, connection, OS etc...
    It might have been easy for you but that does not mean it´s easy for everyone.

    Oh and just to mention if you do not use WLan in your own flat it doesn´t matter if you pay your bill.
     
  13. zellthemedic

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    Electric smog? Really? Are you dense? Is this what they teach kids where you live?

    Like, honestly, I don't know how to word it. You're a victim of HORRIBLE education if you believe that electromagnetic radiation or radio waves can be harmful.

    Actually...it just sounds like you're making excuses not to buy one. You're not an idiot, you're just very ignorant.
     
  14. Cyan

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    Please, don't start a war about radio waves and electromagnetism here.
    Get back to the subject, which is Updating the 3DS offline (for whatever reasons).

    As I said, the first easier way is using a game cartridge.
    The update file will be included if required, so don't worry.
     
  15. nbvcxy206

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    School ? If you know a single school teaching about the effects on the different radiaton types on humans, please let me know.
    I´m curious ! Never heard of that. When I was at school, there had not been much knowledge about it, anyway.

    Most people on this planet think like you do. You are part of a large majority.
    This topic is a difficult and complex one and you need lots of time and efforts to get an idea of what it´s all about.

    But well, of course it is senseless to talk about it, I understand. You believe what you believe, I respect that.
    Everyone should have the right to follow any religion.
     
  16. nbvcxy206

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    Sorry, won´t post any further comments.