Regarding Updating Gateway

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Sigma305, Feb 21, 2014.

  1. Sigma305
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    Hey whats up guys!

    Im new here, and Im deeply sorry for any annoyance, but I really needed to ask this, how do I actually upate the gateway? Do I just replace the launcher.dat or would I meed to reinstall the whole process with the bluecard?

    I just got a gateway today, and well, Im stuck :|
     
  2. CIH137

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    If you have installed the blue card with ver 1.2 or up you can just replace the launcher.dat file in the SD card. The blue card is the same for 1.2 up at this point so the exploit does not need to be redone.
     
  3. Sigma305
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    agh thanks so much!! :3
     
  4. Ryft

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    Extra note... If you use the latest firmware for Gateway, don't run the diagnostic as there is new research showing that it may cause a huge chance of bricking. If you want to be totally safe use an older version.
     
  5. Sigma305
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    any place I could download the older 2.01b?
     
  6. dagro

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    yes change the url to 2.01b instead of 2.02b

    ......../GW_BETA_RELEASE_2.0b2.zip
    ......../GW_BETA_RELEASE_2.0b1.zip

    Its the first download link on gateways website
     
  7. Sigma305
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    thanks so much! much appreciated :3
     
  8. apachehavok

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    So when going from 2.01b to 2.0 final when its released the only thing needed to do is replace the launcher.dat then?
     
  9. salvatore

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    yes
     
  10. DragonSky

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    I won't advice to update to a beta. Just wait for 2.0 it is almost here.
    It may just be in a week or two.
     
  11. Ryft

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    Well I am not 100% sure if the update procedure will be exactly the same since multirom is coming out. It may require something slightly different but they will tell everyone what to do in the readme.

    This guide should have tons of information about flashcards, etc.

    http://wiki.gbatemp.net/wiki/3DS_hacking_faq
     
  12. Yepi69

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    Hello welcome to GBATemp

    Just a friendly advice, don't update to 2.0b yet, a lot of Gateway bricking has been going on thanks to that firmware.
     
  13. Huntereb

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    It's also probably a good idea to wait a little while before updating to the 2.0 Final when it comes out, since Gateway has been reluctant to alert anyone that their code has the potential to brick systems. Wait until someone here can confirm that it is safe, or god forbid, not safe.
     
  14. Reecey

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    You will be fine with 2.0b2 just don't use the Diagnostic check!. I went back down to b1 myself but found issues like some games did not work on my SD Micro Card and had issues with eshop etc.. also no GW3D indicator in settings on the custom firmware I would Just stick with b2 and don't do any diagnostic check. I went back to b2 straight away, b1 seemed very messy to me, you will be OK! :)
     
  15. gamesquest1

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    Inb4brick, whilst I myself have found no proof that you can be randomly bricked with b2, I couldn't 100% guarantee it,
    Whilst it does appear that the bricks where down to diagnostics mode it is just a fairly probable theory, I encourage people make up their own mind if they feel confident with the risks, and implore everyone to make a god damn nand backup should the worst happen
     
  16. Sigma305
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    Well, updated or not, there will always be risks, I think if No one runs the diagnostics, EVEN if it may not the cause, it helps. If anything, Im wait because its true, 2.0 is days away and hopefully it fixes alot :3
     
  17. lambstone

    lambstone No. Nyet. 不. Non. Nein.

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    Yes like what ryu had mentioned in the other thread.

    There seems to be a correlation between diagnostics/2.0b2 causing bricks but it does not mean that the cause for bricks has been found.

    To put in in a way that some might understand better... It rained hence grass is wet, but just because grass is wet does not mean it rained.


    I myself am using 1.2 to be extra sure.