Some FAQ For The New 3.0 BETA Update

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Livin in a box, Jan 10, 2015.

  1. Livin in a box

    Livin in a box Livin' in a cardboard box

    Jul 18, 2008
    I can see the same questions being asked over and over again, and because of the amount of new posts being added they're not getting seen...I will try and keep this thread updated over the course of the next couple of days before Gateway releases the full support.

    Please also see a helpful guide to getting it all setup here.

    Do I need an Internet connection to be enabled every time I run the Gateway exploit on 5.x+?
    Yes. Add to your favourites to speed up the process.

    For those with an Android device, you can use this method if you are worried about connecting your 3DS to the Internet.

    How do I use this on a New 3DS?
    You can't. The support for this has not yet been released due to whatever reason. We will need to wait to see if it is included as part of the full version.

    What is currently working?
    MultiROM is currently working fine as is emuNAND. CIA installation is also working fine with DevMenu, however it is strongly advised that you use emuNAND for installing CIA files, as installing a bad CIA file on sysNAND will cause your 3DS to brick.

    So emuNAND is working?
    Yes, emuNAND is working just as it did previously. Remember, before you update it, always ensure that you only update through the Settings and make sure that it says "GW3D" next to the system version before attempting to update. If not, you will be updating sysNAND.

    This isn't working on my 9.2 3DS? Why?
    There is no reason why it shouldn't work with your 9.2 3DS, it works fine with mine. Ensure that you have cleared your browser cache and cookies before attempting to run the exploit and power cycle your 3DS.

    I'm scared of getting the update nag.
    If you're worried of getting the nag, only turn on your wireless connectivity when you open the Internet browser, and add the link to your bookmarks. This way, your Internet doesn't have to be on for very long. I have no yet received any nags for the update and I have run the exploit multiple times now.

    Do I need the blue Gateway card?
    No, it is not needed for this exploit as it is using the Internet browser instead as its vulnerability, unless you are on version 4.1 - 4.5.

    I'm getting an error when running the exploit.
    Try clearing your cache and cookies in the 3DS Internet browser (deleting save data also may work). This appears to be a known issue and this is the current workaround. Also, try removing any gamecards in your 3DS and don't press any buttons until the top screen has turned grey, from here you can press L to bring up the Gateway menu if you have run the exploit before or the R button to update the Gateway 3DS card. In addition to these, ensure that your SD card is formatted to FAT32, as some other file partitions appear to be causing problems (e.g. NTFS, exFAT).

    If you are having trouble with any of this, please see this guide.

    How do I downgrade my 3DS?
    Please see this thread on how to downgrade your 3DS.

    If you have emuNAND, I would recommend following this guide to ensure that you can access the eShop correctly after downgrading.

    Do I have to repeat the process of running the exploit every time from the browser?
    Yes. If you turn off your 3DS, go to settings or quit Super Smash Bros. 3DS then you will be left out of Gateway mode and will need to re-run the exploit.

    I want to backup my sysNAND (or run other Gateway Launcher tools), but when I run the exploit it keeps taking me straight to Gateway mode.
    Once your top screen goes grey after running the exploit, click and hold the L shoulder button until the menu icons appear.

    Can I use the 3.0.1 BETA launcher with my 4.5 3DS?
    Yes you can, and you will still be able to use the DS Profile exploit to access the Gateway features.

    I'm getting an SPI Error when I run diagnostics.
    Just ignore this for now, as far as I can tell it appears to be a bug with the firmware. Remember, this is beta software, so there will still be bugs crawling around here and there.

    Please note with this however that you may actually have an error with your Gateway card, so if you have access to a 3DS with version 4.1-4.5, try using the 2.7 firmware and running the diagnostics from that.
    This should be fixed as of 3.0.1. If you are still receiving this error message, ensure you have the latest launcher.dat on your SD card. Your card may be faulty if it is producing an error at this stage.

    I have setup my emuNAND, but the backup I made of my SD card isn't being picked up.
    When you go into your SD card, you will see a "Nintendo 3DS" on the root. But inside this folder should be another "Nintendo 3DS" folder - merge your backup with this one, not the one on the root.

    When I install a CIA file in emuNAND, and I reboot, I need to unwrap it every time.
    This is a known issue and is caused by your sysNAND and emuNAND being linked, therefore they will need to be unlinked. To do this, you will need to format your sysNAND with your SD card removed. You should keep all of your saves and eShop games on the SD card for use on emuNAND.

    Will I lose my save games if I install emuNAND?
    No, your save games will be fine. Just make sure you do backup your SD card to your PC before you format it for emuNAND.

    To make my games re-appear on emuNAND, do I just need to copy back my SD backup?
    Yes, that should work. You will also be able to re-download anything that is on your NNID, in case you have deleted anything from your backup (or any other reason).

    I'm on version 9.3/9.4. What can I do?
    As of this moment, we know of no exploits from Gateway and there is unlikely to be support for these firmware versions in the near future. The Sky3DS is the only cart which works on this newest firmware version.

    Can I downgrade my 3DS to a firmware version that was below to the version that I received it at?
    Yes, this will work fine. Please be careful before downgrading however as it is writing directly to sysNAND, and Gateway advises that unless you have a hardware NAND mod to not use this feature.

    Why has my US 3DS downgraded to 4.2 and not 4.5 like EU models?
    This is just the firmware versions that have been included in the GATEWAY.DG file that is used for downgrading. There are no differences to Gateway usage between the 2 firmware versions.

    If I see anymore questions that require adding to this list, I will try and add them.

    I would also advise to backup your sysNAND straight away, just to be on the safe side.
  2. tjexp

    tjexp Happy New Year!

    May 20, 2012
    I recommend you backup your sysnand before installing any cia files
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  3. frogboy

    frogboy lacking both style and grace

    Dec 6, 2011
    United States
    Just to confirm, what would I do with the backed up sysnand if I've installed a bum .cia?
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  4. mat128

    mat128 Advanced Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    How do we downgrade back to 4.5?
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  5. _Dusty_

    _Dusty_ Newbie

    Jan 10, 2015
    Add that if you get the error in browser to check if ur 3ds sdcard with the launcher on it is fat32 and not exfat or ntfs :P
  6. tjexp

    tjexp Happy New Year!

    May 20, 2012
    I've not attempted it yet but I presume you just go back to the Gateway menu using the browser and restore nand
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  7. VashTS

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    could this lead to 9.2 OFW being downgraded to 4.5 without gateway?!?!?
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  8. Livin in a box

    Livin in a box Livin' in a cardboard box

    Jul 18, 2008
    Just updated the FAQ, but as of now we can't

    Cheers, added it to a current question :)
  9. Haymose

    Haymose GBAtemp Fan

    Mar 24, 2014
    United States
    Everything seems to be working fine. Just need to research more, sorry for being that noobish.
  10. tjexp

    tjexp Happy New Year!

    May 20, 2012
    I had another look and can't seen to see a restore option :huh:
  11. frogboy

    frogboy lacking both style and grace

    Dec 6, 2011
    United States
    So it looks like you'd still need a hardmod to re-flash.
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  12. imreedeer

    imreedeer Advanced Member

    Jan 6, 2015
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    I have some questions (i dont know if this is the place tho ask them, but they'll get buried in the other thread).

    -Do I need to use the browser everytime i turn my 3DS on?

    -Can I use mi DStwo (or another DS flashcard) after using this right?
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  13. escherbach

    escherbach GBAtemp Regular

    Dec 26, 2013
    If you can't downgrade then just say it isn't possible.

    Don't hype the possibility in an FAQ
  14. dicamarques

    dicamarques Definitely not Bruce Wayne.

    Jun 25, 2010
    Your computer's Recycle Bin
    Can I use another Launcher.dat?
  15. viral777

    viral777 mecha connoisseur

    Oct 19, 2009
    United States
    so is it possible to use set up the emunand to the latest ofw so we can go online?
  16. ore9ore

    ore9ore GBAtemp Regular

    Dec 28, 2013
    I sugest a question: Must I re-do all the procedure each time I turn on my 3DS? Or only when I use a DS flashcart?
  17. bobmcjr

    bobmcjr GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Apr 26, 2013
    United States
    I don't think so, or at least yet. I tried a few others.
  18. AdowTatep

    AdowTatep GBAtemp Regular

    Oct 20, 2013
    Deep in some cavern
    Does emuNAND works? to install .cias?
  19. MattKimura

    MattKimura 3DS & WiiU Enthusiast

    Jun 30, 2014
    United States
    Stupid question, but can 4.5 users use the 3.0 Gateway firmware? Or is it exclusive to non emunand users?
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  20. SaintTsubasa

    SaintTsubasa Member

    Jun 19, 2013
    So, I managed to get the exploit working on my 9.2 3DS, but now everytime I trigger the exploit it goes directly into GW Mode, I doesn't let me Back up my sysnad or install cias. Should I try the exploit without the red card in the 3ds or is there some button I should be holding down? (keep in mind it's my first time using GW)