Update Gateway3DS firmware with N3DS

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Johnny Dunlop, Mar 13, 2015.

  1. Johnny Dunlop
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    Hi,

    I have a N3DS XL with firmware 9.0 and just purchased a gateway3DS a long with a save dongle and oot.

    I understand how to activate the gateway menu using the save and everything but my question is, if I want to update the firmware for my actual gateway3DS card, would the process be as follows?

    1. Place files on microSD, insert microSD into blue card
    2. Launch the blue card from regular 3DS menu and let the card update

    OR

    1. Place files on microSD, insert microSD into blue card
    2. Activate the gateway menu using save hack
    3. Launch blue card from gateway menu and let it update

    Basically, I just want to ensure the gateway i bought is running on the latest firmware.

    Thanks in advance,
    Johnny
     
  2. cearp

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    you don't update the red gw card by using the blue one :)
    the red card is updated by the launcher.dat
     
  3. Johnny Dunlop
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    Okay. So the red card will be updated using the launcher.dat when I activate the save hack.

    Is there no purpose in updating the blue card?
     
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    yes, it will be updated when you do the exploit :)
    you don't need the blue card unless you are on 4.5, it is used for the ds profile exploit, if you are using the save exploit (oot3d), just forget about it :)
     
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    Sounds good! Can the red card run DS roms?
     
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    The blue card won't even work on 9.0. It's basically useless at this point anyway (unless you want to play DS games) since it's no longer needed to install the exploit like it once was. There's Flashcart Time Warp to enable it to work on newer firmware, no idea if that will work on n3DS though.
     
  7. Johnny Dunlop
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    I would like the ability to run DS games if at all possible on 9.0. If possible, would I utilize the red card or blue? If blue, what steps would I follow to update card as per original post.

    Thanks!