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I thought I read something about updating my 3DS from 2.2.0-0E to 4.X with Gateway. Am I wrong about this or is it possible atm?

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I thought I read something about updating my 3DS from 2.2.0-0E to 4.X with Gateway. Am I wrong about this or is it possible atm?

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no, you will need to buy a game that has 4.x built in, you can have a look on here
http://3ds.essh.co and search for games in that range i.e 4.0-4.5, just type them into the search box and look for a cheap game that comes with that FW update for your region
 

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what i mean , downgrade like ps3 , even if you have a lower firmware , the gw downgrade option will patch the nand so instead of downgrading , it will install the system update for 4.5 e directrly without needing to update manually
 

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Because he needs to update, not downgrade, the firmware. And I believe gateway's downgrader doesn't go below 4.x (because then it wouldn't support the red card any more).
But he wants to upgrade to 4.x. If the launcher will work on 2.2 then he can just use the downgrader and a 4.5 firmware file. It's called a downgrader but in reality it just flashes firmware period I bet.
 

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Do NOT ever attempt to update your 3DS using a rom on Gateway. I have bricked my 3DS trying to update to 8.1 with a Smash Bros. Rom. It's best you not attempt this either. Unless you meant the downgrade feature Gateway introduced. That only works to downgrade newer firmwares to 4.3/4.5 (exact version appears to depend on what region downgrade pack you are using). You can't use that to "upgrade" from 2.x to 4.x.
 

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But he wants to upgrade to 4.x. If the launcher will work on 2.2 then he can just use the downgrader and a 4.5 firmware file. It's called a downgrader but in reality it just flashes firmware period I bet.

I assumed that the launcher wouldn't work on 2.2, implying why he would need to update. I've never had a console below 4.1 so I don't know. Gateway says to upgrade to 4.x to be able to do anything, so that's what I'm going by.
 

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I assumed that the launcher wouldn't work on 2.2, implying why he would need to update. I've never had a console below 4.1 so I don't know. Gateway says to upgrade to 4.x to be able to do anything, so that's what I'm going by.

Maybe someday we will have the ability to update to specific firmwares. I think the Wii could so something like that.
 

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hmmmm it still confuses me.
So I could try to upgrade my firmware with the downgrade option?
I have not tried anything yet. Just received my Gateway and now the first step is to get my 3DS to 4.X or higher.
 

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hmmmm it still confuses me.
So I could try to upgrade my firmware with the downgrade option?
I have not tried anything yet. Just received my Gateway and now the first step is to get my 3DS to 4.X or higher.
Do what qamesquest told you to do. Get a cheap old 3DS game and update. He knows what he is talking about.
 
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