Hacking Question, Can I access gateway without web exploit?

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Hey Ive kept a 3DS on 9.2 system nand and Im currently using the web exploit to run gateway.
Here are some questions I have.

(The main thing Im trying todo is to find a way to access gateway but not use the internet todo so)

Is there anyway I can access gateway other then the web exploit?

I understand I can downgrade my 3DS and use the good old DS profile exploit but Im kinda scared of downgrading. Is it risky? and will I lose all of my retail saves? also can I still play retail games if I downgrade?

Thanks for the help! :yaysp:
 

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You can downgrade or you can run the web exploit. Those are the options.
You don't need an internet connection to run the browser exploit. Either host the page locally or use the android app.
 

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Downgrading is a really simple process so that might be your best bet, you can also keep the emunand (the version of the firmware you boot into after starting the gateway mod) updated to the newest version so you won't lose out on new features or games that won't run on the low firmware, and that should apply for retail games as well since you don't need to have the gateway card in after you boot into the emunand. (that does mean though that you couldn't just pop in smash bros and play since the sysnand firmware would be too low, you'd have to load the exploit first.) I haven't tested save data myself but I think it should be alright.
 

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Downgrading is a really simple process so that might be your best bet, you can also keep the emunand (the version of the firmware you boot into after starting the gateway mod) updated to the newest version so you won't lose out on new features or games that won't run on the low firmware, and that should apply for retail games as well since you don't need to have the gateway card in after you boot into the emunand. (that does mean though that you couldn't just pop in smash bros and play since the sysnand firmware would be too low, you'd have to load the exploit first.) I haven't tested save data myself but I think it should be alright.

Thanks so much, this is what I needed! Also I heard that once in gateway mode and you try to play an updated game lets say smash bros, it will run but state that the save file is corrupted... Can I have someone confirming this or did they fix this?
 

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You will lose save data from retail games.
You can run the web exploit even without access to the internet using an android phone.
You can also leave the 3DS turned on in suspended mode as long as you want.
I have left it on for more than 4 days (with GW out of the slot) and it still had some battery left.
 

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Thanks so much, this is what I needed! Also I heard that once in gateway mode and you try to play an updated game lets say smash bros, it will run but state that the save file is corrupted... Can I have someone confirming this or did they fix this?
I haven't heard of that particular issue but one quirk I know of with smash bros saves is that the game uses so much of the 3ds' power that the system needs to reboot when you quit, and when you're in gateway mode in order to keep your save you need to back out to the home menu before turning it off, so what you have to do is open up something else while smash bros is still running, then exit to the home menu from that.
 

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You will lose save data from retail games.
You can run the web exploit even without access to the internet using an android phone.
You can also leave the 3DS turned on in suspended mode as long as you want.
I have left it on for more than 4 days (with GW out of the slot) and it still had some battery left.

oh ok, so there isnt a way to backup the saves from a retail card and run that rom off gateway and use the backup save?
Also I understand you can use an android phone but the fact is its so much easyer using the ds profile exploit, when I use the web exploit it almost always takes a couple times. Thanks!

I haven't heard of that particular issue but one quirk I know of with smash bros saves is that the game uses so much of the 3ds' power that the system needs to reboot when you quit, and when you're in gateway mode in order to keep your save you need to back out to the home menu before turning it off, so what you have to do is open up something else while smash bros is still running, then exit to the home menu from that.

I was giving smash bros as an example, I heard this happends with most/all retail games. I thought it was something todo with diffrent formats being compatible or something..
 

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Thanks so much, this is what I needed! Also I heard that once in gateway mode and you try to play an updated game lets say smash bros, it will run but state that the save file is corrupted... Can I have someone confirming this or did they fix this?
I can confirm that although all of your eshop saves/CIA saves will stay, Smash Bros's save always goes corrupt, no matter what I tried. Just a heads up.
 
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oh ok, so there isnt a way to backup the saves from a retail card and run that rom off gateway and use the backup save?
Also I understand you can use an android phone but the fact is its so much easyer using the ds profile exploit, when I use the web exploit it almost always takes a couple times. Thanks!



I was giving smash bros as an example, I heard this happends with most/all retail games. I thought it was something todo with diffrent formats being compatible or something..

I think there is a way to do it, but only for "CARD2" games. I saw a thread related to that the other day.
 
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This is what I was talking about!, is there anyway I can bypass this? maby backing up the save to the sd card and playing it from a rom?

The thread I read before was this one http://gbatemp.net/threads/guide-the-emunand-save-data-mega-guide-gbatemp-doesnt-deserve.378491/
Taking a better look it seems there is no way around, you just lose the save data if you downgrade.
Anyway I just did a quick overall read of that thread, if you want to read more in detail perhaps there is some solution in there, but I think there isn't.
 

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