Play online without updating

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by tintin.92, Jan 7, 2015.

  1. tintin.92
    OP

    tintin.92 Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    88
    24
    Dec 31, 2014
    United States
    I already got a some advice on this, but I still wanna double check. I just got my refurbished 3DS XL, and it has 8.1 system version. I wanna use Gateway sometime in the future, so it's imperative I don't update to the latest version. I have a retail cart of Pokemon Omega Ruby that I would like to use online for battling/trading. Can I do this safely without triggering an update? I have already switched on Parental control (but no actual restrictions), and haven't even accepted the TOS that keeps showing up.

    Also, how to game updates and DLC work? AFAIK they need the eShop to download. Does that mean that updates are not possible?
     


  2. XXLANCEXX

    XXLANCEXX GBAtemp Maniac

    Member
    1,440
    28
    Nov 13, 2009
    United States
    In my house
    you have to update
     
  3. tintin.92
    OP

    tintin.92 Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    88
    24
    Dec 31, 2014
    United States
    For regular online or for updates?
     
  4. Dont Worry About it

    Dont Worry About it GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    221
    114
    Dec 8, 2014
    United States
    We don't know if the new Gateway update will support emuNAND. I personally believe that it will be avaiable, and if so you can play online no problem.
     
    oscarandjo and Margen67 like this.
  5. XXLANCEXX

    XXLANCEXX GBAtemp Maniac

    Member
    1,440
    28
    Nov 13, 2009
    United States
    In my house
    yup because all updates are on the eshop
    if your on gateway they are .cia files
     
  6. blinkzane

    blinkzane Panic at your moms house

    Member
    718
    209
    Jul 24, 2012
    United States
    Florida
    wait for gateway
     
  7. Escape

    Escape GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    533
    38
    Oct 3, 2008
    United States
    You will need the latest patch to play online. To download that, you will need access to the eShop, which means updating to the latest firmware. Once Gateway releases their update, you could simply install a CIA of that patch instead.
     
    Margen67 likes this.
  8. Loversan

    Loversan Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    63
    17
    Aug 31, 2009
    Cote d'Ivoire
    Yes, you have to update, to use the online features of Pokemon ORAS, you need to install the game update from the eshop, and in order to enter the eshop, you have to update.

    You should wait for gateway to release their update and then check if you can install the Pokemon ORAS update safely.
     
  9. tintin.92
    OP

    tintin.92 Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    88
    24
    Dec 31, 2014
    United States
    And this CIA update works with retails carts too, right?
     
  10. Liberty

    Liberty GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    526
    61
    Nov 22, 2008
    Gambia, The
    I don't understand these kind of questions. I thought we could update the emuNAND to whatever is available as long as the sysNAND is untouched?
     
  11. tintin.92
    OP

    tintin.92 Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    88
    24
    Dec 31, 2014
    United States
    Yeah, but if there's an update required to go online this trick isn't gonna help...
     
  12. tintin.92
    OP

    tintin.92 Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    88
    24
    Dec 31, 2014
    United States
    That's true, I guess I could give it a shot...
     
  13. yoshinatsu

    yoshinatsu GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    374
    172
    Sep 14, 2009
    Greece
    Downtown Jigoku
    Just throwing that out there as general knowledge, I'm on 9.2 and I can still play online just fine.
    No eShop though, I haven't clicked on it since 9.3 came out. I haven't even got the "Update" popup. Yet.
     
    Kelton2 likes this.
  14. tintin.92
    OP

    tintin.92 Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    88
    24
    Dec 31, 2014
    United States
    But are you talking about This particular game? More importantly, did you update the game while you could?
     
  15. yoshinatsu

    yoshinatsu GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    374
    172
    Sep 14, 2009
    Greece
    Downtown Jigoku
    Yes, both retail Omega Ruby and Smash Bros work fine. But I already had all the latest necessary title updates from the eShop.
    So far, I don't think simply enabling Wi-Fi downloads firmware updates in the background, you might need to do something to trigger it, like trying to access the eShop. Or I've just been lucky.
     
  16. Escape

    Escape GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    533
    38
    Oct 3, 2008
    United States
    Err I'm not sure to be honest. Seeing as DLC won't work with retail carts, then perhaps not. Not sure myself though, I think I'll let someone who actually has a 4.5 3DS and a Gateway to answer that one.
     
    Kelton2 likes this.
  17. tintin.92
    OP

    tintin.92 Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    88
    24
    Dec 31, 2014
    United States
    Really? DLC doesn't work with retails carts?
    This Gateway is starting to look like more trouble than it's worth ...
     
  18. yoshinatsu

    yoshinatsu GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    374
    172
    Sep 14, 2009
    Greece
    Downtown Jigoku
    You can always rip your own games... That's what I'm planning to do.
    I'd just like to find a clear way to backup my save games as well. I've read it's not possible for all games :unsure:
     
    Margen67 likes this.
  19. shinyquagsire23

    shinyquagsire23 SALT/Sm4sh Leak Guy

    Member
    1,961
    3,231
    Nov 18, 2012
    United States
    Las Vegas
    This is my plan as well once my N3DS arrives, just rip all my games to .cia or .3ds and transfer over to my N3DS.
     
    Margen67 likes this.
  20. tintin.92
    OP

    tintin.92 Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    88
    24
    Dec 31, 2014
    United States
    Haha, you're not doing much to dispell my doubts...

    Maybe I should just switch to Sky3DS... the latest versions allow rewriting the roms on the cart, right? I don't think I'm ever gonna need more than 10 games at once.