Should I get a Gateway, R4, or that other company I forget the name of

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Huntereb, Nov 25, 2013.

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  1. Huntereb
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    Huntereb GBAtemp Addict

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    There are two flashcarts that are copies of Gateway on the market right now, and then the really expensive original. Since ordering Gateway using PayPal didn't go my way (I ended up getting a refund, thank the lords) I'm going to go and grab another from a local US retailer with a Debit Card. My issue is that my budget is currently 80 dollars. If I buy a Gateway, I can't get express shipping, or the new screen cover I wanted for my device. But with the others, I can do all those things and even get express shipping.

    Is it worth it to get Gateway in the long-run? I know that the Gateway will provide updates as soon as they happen, but it's so expensive...

    Are the Gateway Images cross-compatible with the other replicated products?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Ryukouki

    Ryukouki See you later, guys.

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    From what I heard, the saves were compatible, but software is not. Honestly, from the notes I heard from several of my colleagues, the Gateway is leaps and bounds better in terms of quality than that R4i or the 3DS Link chip.
     
  3. TwilightWarrior

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    Wait until all the chips release their next firmware, personally now I'd go with r4 now
     
  4. Schizoanalysis

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    I think you are safer in the long run with a gateway.

    I don't see why express shipping matters. It has been out for months and months already. A few extra days waiting won't hurt.
     
  5. Ra1d

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    Wait for Gateway 2.0 and see what's new,currently it's not worth buying any of the flashcarts,except for the cheap clones,unless you're a heavy 3DS gamer and have a bunch of games you would play.
     
  6. tranfeer

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    I can not understand why you guys still call r4i gold 3ds deluxe a clone?
    R4i gold 3ds deluxe just released a video supporting The Legend of Zelda - A Link Between Worlds , which can not be supported by gw till now.
    This means that they can update the firmware by themselves.
     
  7. phanteon

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    wait something like 2 weeks till somebody releases something, gw or R4.
     
  8. TwilightWarrior

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    They were using the gateway beta...
     
  9. LurkerA

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    Why don't you get a Deluxe card before you got a rashly conclusion for its quality rather than just "heard from colleagues..." Oh yeah, fair enough, Let's take a look at its PCS...It looks great than GW's IMO..

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  10. hiron

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    Just because Gateway released first, it doesnt mean it will support better/longer than other cards. It could just as well drop the project tomorrow just like that. R4 on the other hand has years of quality support (R4i Gold). The years of proven support gives me more faith than Gateway who just released it first(With no proven history whatsoever). With the release of the emuNAND video from R4i it seems I made the right choice. Have been using R4i Deluxe for 2 weeks, works perfectly.
     
  11. hiron

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    Proof?
     
  12. Ryukouki

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    Because "my colleagues" have been around a hell of a lot longer than you have, and have written detailed reviews of these chips already. Everyone that I have spoken to regarding the chip has said that the plastic protecting the shell is far weaker than that of the Gateway 3DS.
     
  13. LurkerA

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    Whatever R4i Team did something for their card updating, someone always said "they just copied GW's firmware 2.0(which is never exist yet), they are using GW's beta, blabla..." It's a really funny thing since last weekend. :lol:
     
  14. Joe88

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    r4i is better, you know since they actually update people on what they are doing :creep:
     
  15. LurkerA

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    Oh, you mean Devin, I respected all the reviewer's great job(included Devin's) for this new card, anyway, seems most of my colleagues don't agree with his comment at this point, you can see more other reviewer's view if you would like to...
     
  16. Ryukouki

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