Question about firmware auto update

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Big Joseph, Jul 22, 2014.

  1. Big Joseph
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    well my question is will my 3ds auto download the newest firmware if i go online while just playing a game i dumped using the gateway card? or does the gateway prevents the system form downloading the newest firmware or does any kind of update that involves the firmware stops when playing a game cause i think i got my emunand to 7.2 or something and im kinda scared that it will update my real nand to something higher than 4.5
     
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    You need to confirm the installation of the update in order to upgrade.
    Therefore, there's no risks.

    Or, you could simply disconnect your 3DS from the Internet. Updating requires an Internet connection (for nothing, according to Nintendo it's just a "security" thing), so no Internet, no Updates.
     
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    so going online in games still download the latest firmware? i mainly keep my wifi switch off i only kinda turn it on while inside a game like the new kirby or something so it still downloads while in game?
     
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    It does Download, but not Install. To Install, it requires your permission.
     
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    ohhh good to know so if i get the install the new firmware in the emunand will it still show in the real nand that has the 4.5 nand? or just the 7.2 one
     
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    The real NAND will stay on 4.5.
    You should also get reference about 8.x on Gateway Virtual NANDs.
     
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    so the update warning will show on both real and virtual nand?
     
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    No the downloaded update will only prompt on the NAND that it downloaded on......but if you leave the wifi connected in sysnand, that too can download the update and start prompting to update

    Ps a system format on sysnand will remove the update, but be aware if you have any shop content downloaded on sysnand (I.e ambassador games) it will also delete them
     
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    It will show on both.
    See the post up of mine.
     
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    I don't understand why Nintendo doesn't just stealth the firmware updates transparent to the user. It already silently downloads them, why not silently install them too at next reboot? They could totally win the piracy war if they did... Not that I want that to happen, but it's what I would do to secure my product...
     
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    Because it's sold world wide, and in some countries it would be deemed illegal to do so, also not notifying the user could cause issues if the user just powers the system down without looking at what it was doing
     
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    ohh thanks so if update downloads on the virtual nand that has the 7.2 on it the warning wont show in the real nand that has the 4.5 in it cool cuse i kinda dont have the wifi set up in the real nan only in the 7.2 one
     
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    Yeah, I'm sure Nintendo executives browse GBATemp in their free time... 9_9

    Anyways, if they made the firmware modular, they could just release smaller patches too, 20KB here, 36KB there, to patch and fix their exploits almost zero-day.
     
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    Yeah but just be aware if you set up a connection on emunand it will copy to the sysnand.....you can then delete it from the system NAND with no problems, but just so your aware
     
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    ok thanks for the answers and the warnings now i don't have to be paranoid every time i see the wifi light blink lol thanks a bunch
     
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    What do the warnings write... Do the mention updating the firmware...?
     
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    Odd. I play online on Gateway and have no update prompt at all. (Emunand)
     
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    I think it's mainly if you sit on the homescreen too long the update gets downloaded