Safe to update emuNAND in classic mode without GW?

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  1. Stremon
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    As my gateway will take around 2-3 weeks to arrive, I wanted to know if I could safely update the downgraded 4.5 emuNAND (EU version downgraded with GW 3.0.1), to still play my 6.x+ retail games on it.

    I booted the emuNAND, and it's correctly showing the gateway firmware in settings, but strangely when I exit the settings it goes back to sysNAND.

    And I didn't do a clean reset of the sysNAND yet to separate the sysNAND from the emuNAND.

    I also have the NAND/SD backup of before the downgrade, I even have a second SD card with the 9.2 emuNAND on it.

    Any idea what I can do with that?
     
  2. cearp

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    it is normal to go to sysnand when you exit the settings.
    you will not be able to go to gw mode or classic mode without the gw card.
     
  3. Stremon
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    Thanks for your answer ;)
    The classic mode doesn't require the gw card to boot, you just have limited functions (no rom menu or whatever).
    When I boot classic mode without the gw card, there is just a warning message saying that there are limitations without the gw card, I just have to press X to confirm I want to boot classic mode anyway.
    Just wanted to be sure the update could be done safely without the gw card :lol:

    Edit: nevermind, got my answer in a gateway mode FAQ:

     
  4. davhuit

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    Depend. Mine don't boot in classic mode without the red card, even if a message says it can but with limited functions. I read somewhere you could but it seems they might have blocked it again.
     
  5. Stremon
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    I see. Might be the case indeed since it boots only the 4.5 emuNAND... I guess they don't want people to use their software without buying their products, which I can understand :P
     
  6. MrComputerRevo

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    Dude, how did you even get to classic mode? Mine just stays at black screen...
     
  7. Stremon
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    yes black screen for me too on 9.2, it works only on 4.5 with 4.5 emuNAND
     
  8. MrComputerRevo

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    Well, I tried 4.5CFW on 4.5 so maybe that doesn't work either.
     
  9. Stremon
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    oh I see... seems like we can't do much without the gw card.
    I don't wanna mess up anything with a 4.5 CFW anyway, especially because it can't do region free, even with retail games (the main reason why I want gateway card).