Stuck on Firmare 2.1 - Can't update for Gateway

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

  1. captaineos
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    Hi guys

    Just on the off chance I visited a local store here in Canberra and they had a blue Nintendo 3DSXL on firmware 4.1 and black 3DS on firmware 2.1 - brand new in the box.

    I bought both and the Gateway works perfect on the XL but the 3DS just freezes. I didn't realise Gateway only support firmware FROM 4.1-4.5, I figured everything below 4.5 would be fine.

    Used my Lugis mansion cart - worked - problem was Launcher.dat
     
  2. Another World

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    you should buy a game with a 4.x firmware on it. its your only choice. i'm not sure why you even bothered to post this here. just find a listing of games and their firmware, buy one, update, then enjoy your gateway.

    -another world
     
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    Either buy a game and give it back
    Find a game store that lends 3ds games or find a freind or temper with a game between 4.1-4.5

    Hell you could even go to somewhere like eb and ask to test a used game of say nsmb or castlevania on 3ds on your console to see if it works , and after you are done say you will come back and leave .
     
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  5. captaineos
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    Your link is exactly what I needed. Cheers
     
  6. captaineos
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    Used Luigis Mansion 2 which was recommended as the best way to update to a safe, Gateway friendly 4.5 firmware, done.
    Did the gateway DS installer, restarted, did the profile exploit and it's downhill from here.

    All i get is a software error has occurred and you need to restart your DS.

    I can't get any further.

    I have done:
    1) Factory reset the console
    2) Erased 2GB bundled SD card
    3) followed the instructions perfectly.

    But the console just crashes after i press Nintendo DS profile.

    What else can i do? Pretty frustrated because the 3ds xl console has proven far to heavy for my hands and i prefer the smaller 3ds which for some reason isn't compatible
     
  7. kyogre123

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    Did you even put the dat file that comes with the GW instalation kit on your SD card? Judging by the wording of your post it seems that you didn't pay attention to that part of the instructions.
     
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    Gateway is in beta, email them, and it will be worked out.
     
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    Emmm, what?! Dont you have anything better to do than running around confusing everyone?
     
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  10. glass

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    I safely updated from 4.4 to 4.5 with Gateway using the Luigi's Mansion 2 rom. You need to use GW version 1.0 of course.