Hacking [Questions]Not sure how I should proceed

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For starters, the hardware I have:
- 3DS XL (9.2.0-20U)
- n3DS XL (9.0.0-20U)

My old 3DS has a few virtual purchases (NES Games) so I need to do a system transfer, but that requires updating both to the newest firmware.

I have no issue updating the n3DS as I don't plan on using a flash card with it.
I'm giving the old one to my youngest sibling so I want to keep it flash card compatible.
But I'm not sure exactly what I want to do.

Option 1:
- Update the n3DS but not the original
- Order a Gateway, and wait.
- Setup Gateway, and update emuNand to 9.5
- Do system Transfer.
- Unlink nand's

Option 2:
- Update both systems
- Do system transfer now
2a- Order Sky3DS
2b- Wait to see if Gateway later supports 9.5

I have until 6/30/2015 to use up my Club Nintendo Coins, so I'm not in a rush to complete the system transfer. Also my sister wouldn't have an issue operating the Gateway, so as long as Option 1 would work I'm thinking about going that route.

Any info/ideas people can provide would be much appreciated.
 

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And you should know that you can setup the emunand even without a Gateway. You just have to use the gateway launcher.dat to crate it then rxtools to update it.
 

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Have to love the unknown ;) but that is why I've been leaning towards option 1.

VerseHell
Looks like I need to go re-read some things. I thought the Gateway was required to do emunand at all.
But if I can setup and use it now to do a system transfer that would make it the best of all the choices :)
 

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Sorry for the wait, I needed to borrow my brothers SD card reader. (I only have microSD readers)

What I've Done:
- backed up sdcard
- downloaded gateway ultra 3.1.1
- placed launcher.dat on root of sd
- ds browser > http://go.gateway-3ds.com
- backed up system nand
- backed up sdcard
- ds browser > http://go.gateway-3ds.com
- format emunand
- Tried running Gateway mode, but was told I can't without the Gatway card. (I expected that)
- Tried running Clasic mode, got a warning about some features not working due to not having the card, 3DS just froze up with a black screen (due to not having the card?)
- downloaded rxtools
- used cdn_firm.exe
- copied firmware.bin and rxTools.dat to sd card
- restored DCIM and Nintendo 3DS folders to sd card (from backup) [I noticed the card now had gateway in it label]
- scanned the rxTools QR code (I should bookmark the url so I don't require the qr code every time)
- got warning about no slot0x25KeyX.bin, but my firmware is 9.2 so its not needed (may put it on the sd just to avoid the notice)
- in the menu the bottom left has: EmuNAND in green and NewKeyX in red
- chose Launch rxMode
- checked system settings, RX-E 9.2.0-20U, I am in emuNAND

When I left system settings an the system took a while (black screen, then a small flicker, then the menu reappeared), I re-entered system settings only to confirm my suspicions I was back on sysNAND.


VerseHell
I have a question for you.
How do I use rxtools to update?

I figure it is done the same way as with the Gateway but there seems to be no guide for rxTools, so I like confirmation first :)

- enter System Settings
- verify your on emuNAND (Gateway: GW 3DS x.x.x , rxTools: RX-E x.x.x)
- choose Other Settings
- choose System Update
 

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Sorry for the wait, I needed to borrow my brothers SD card reader. (I only have microSD readers)
VerseHell
I have a question for you.
How do I use rxtools to update?

I figure it is done the same way as with the Gateway but there seems to be no guide for rxTools, so I like confirmation first :)

- enter System Settings
- verify your on emuNAND (Gateway: GW 3DS x.x.x , rxTools: RX-E x.x.x)
- choose Other Settings
- choose System Update

Yes like that, and don't exit the system settings before updating. :)
 

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