Think I have a semi-brick, any advice?

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  1. jamsplodge
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    Hello,

    I've been away for a while and decided to install the new Gateway A9LH. Except it would appear I've buggered it up.

    My console was on 4.3 from purchase so I always had the old browser having never done an OTA update. I downgraded to 2.1 (at least I think I did... that's what it says) but now when I try to get to http://go.gateway-3ds.com the system just freezes, forever.

    I tried the other site they mentioned, http://go.gateway-3ds.com/old but that says something like "Could not acquire site"

    I have a NAND backup and the ability to rig up a hard mod, but I'd rather try other alternatives first. Could I just use a more recent game to upgrade to a firmware that supports browserhax and try again?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. nero99

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    Are you trying to execute the otp dumping process?
     
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    Right now all I'm trying to do is get Launcher.dat to boot into the Gateway menu
     
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    vb_encryption_vb That hardmod guy....

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    Hardmod it, recover, than burn every gw product you have. Since you can hardmod, follow a different guide.
     
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    Ricken No way... Not now...

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    Is Launcher.Dat on your SD? (yes I get that this is a stupid question, but check anyway)
    GW has its uses :P
     
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    Can you list all the game cards you have? You might be able to get out of this without a hardmod. (Considering you have a GW, I'm willing to bet you have a Blue Card too?)
     
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    Holy shit it worked! I'm back on 4.3! My soldering is beyond shit as well. Did not expect this :)
     
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    Just for the reference, and for anyone else reading this, it's best to use the tried and tested A9LH guide by Plailect to get the OTP and install A9LH, it's safer and more reliable than the still very much in beta Gateway method, plus if you follow Gateway's method you can't launch any homebrew requiring ARM9 kernel access such as Decrypt9, emuNAND9, GodMode9 or any CFW.
    The homebrew method lets you launch both GW, ARM9 homebrew and CFW :)
    Plus once you have GW's A9LH installed it's difficult to switch to the homebrew A9LH (on n3DS the only way is with a NAND backup from before the A9LH install, on o3DS you can simply update your sysNAND)
     
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    Thanks The Real Jdbye I've been away for a while (as I mentioned) but will follow the tutorial you suggested
     
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    More like alpha
     
  12. The Real Jdbye

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    Since this is a big public test it's very much in beta at this point. It's not without flaws but it does work reasonably well (unlike the original private beta which was unusable and a guaranteed brick on n3DS)
    It just hasn't had the same amount of research and testing put into it as the homebrew A9LH guide has. Those things take time.
    The brick risks seem to be low with the recent public beta though, and that's what matters the most. That being said, for the time being it's still better to use the homebrew methods, especially when Gateway's own payload doesn't allow any ARM9 homebrew or CFW and Gateway themselves aren't providing all the functionality of said ARM9 homebrew and CFW.
     
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