What's BlueCardFix.cia in GW 3.2.1 ?

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  1. Asia81
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    Thanks :)
     
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    It's similar to the flashcardtimewarp that people have been using for this purpose before 3.2.1 came out. It lets the Gateway run the blue card, which is a DS card. This is mainly needed for the N3DS, since you can downgrade an original 3DS.

    If you install it, and you also install the mset .cia, which is an old version of system settings, you can use an exploit on the N3DS similar to the one on the 4.x original 3DS. This uses the blue card and is accessed through system settings. If you only install the mset .cia, you can use the exploit, but you need to use the NVRAM option on the Gateway menu instead of the blue card. This saves you from having to carry around Cubic Ninja or Ocarina of Time (as long as you don't play a DS game).

    If you play a DS game, you sometimes may need to use the blue card or CN/OOT+NVRAM again.
     
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    It happened when I launched NDS cartridge. It there a way to install the CIA file without Zelda?
     
  4. Jiro2

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    On a N3DS, you always need to use Zelda or Cubic Ninja once to get to the Gateway menu, then you can install the blue card fix and mset so you don't need to use it again.
     
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    "blue card fix" is not required for this. The Gatway menu itself installs the mset exploit.
     
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    Gateway menu just installs the nvram that is part of the exploit.
    He's talking about the cia.
     
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    The Gateway menu only installs the NVRAM profile, not the MSET.CIA file. MSET downgrades the System Settings app to open the hole that the NVRAM Profile uses to reboot into the launcher. Think of it more like MSET unlocks the fire escape door out back, and the NVRAM Profile is a brick used to keep it propped open. Running DS mode software sometimes causes that brick to get kicked out of the way, and so you need to put it back to use the door to get in again. You can use the Gateway launcher, but in order to do that, you have to get inside another way (like using Cubic Ninja), or you can use the blue card to do it. Bluecardfix.cia is a buddy who lets you inside the building so you can put the brick back in the doorway, since the blue card is normally blocked from running.
     
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    I am aware. My point was that the fix wasn't required to get it functioning. The mset downgrade is a separate thing. There's also a semi-permanent solution so the nvram doesn't get overwritten.
     
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    Didn't realize "it" was referring to OoT/CN
     
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    the bluecardfix is v0 of the ds whitelist. it's legit. if you update the fw, you will lose it and you will need to install it again.
    'flashcardtimewarp.cia' is spoofed to the max version so it is not legit, but it will not be removed if you update your fw.

    you basically get the same results no matter what you install
     
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    If you install mset from Gateway's menu and then play a DS game. Do you have to reinstall it?
     
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    from gateway's menu, that would be nvram, yes you'd have to re-install that from the gateway menu, or by using the blue gateway card or other ds cart which can run on your 9.2 or lower new 3ds console.

    The cia mentioned in the title, is a downgrade for a ds white/black list (i forget), which would need to be installed to sysnand above 6.0, if you wish to use the blue gateway card to install the nvram portion instead of the gateway menu.
     
  13. Typhin

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    mset.cia needs only to be installed once (using DevMenu). mset is not what's being installed by the Gateway menu. The NVRAM profile (installed through Gateway menu or through blue card) must be installed again each time you play a DS game. Some people have had theirs "stick", but it's not yet understood what allows it to stick and what doesn't, so you might get lucky, but expect to have to reinstall it.

    mset opens the door, NVRAM profile is what contains the actual instructions to run Launcher.dat.
     
  14. TidusWulf

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    Can this bluecardfix be used on a 9.2.0 o3DS XL to play flashcarts (such as my SuperCard DS One i, which was blocked when 4.5 came out) if I borrowed my friend's gateway to install it?
     
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    Yes it should work, however as I understand it some flashcard will not be unblocked by this so I don't know whether SuperCard DS One will work.
     
  16. VerseHell

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    I don't think the bluecardfix only would be enough, you'll may have to downgrade the twl_firm too.
     
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    Is that more risky? Isn't that essentially replacing the entire NDS/DSi emulation software? I've read reports of people bricking their DS Mode by replacing TWL_FIRM. I suppose, since my card is reported working on 4.4.0, I should download the latest pre-4.5 TWL_FIRM for the best chance of stability, then. Other topics I've read say that people should downgrade, then update everything except TWL_FIRM and whitelist manually using CIAs and DevMenu

    It seems to me that the 4.4.0-10 TWL_FIRM would be 0004013800000102 v5681. Could someone knowledgeable about these files double check for me?
     
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    The first twl_firm available is the v1489. And you don't risk anything, the worst that can happen is that you completly break the ds compatibility, bu you can still repair it if you restore the nand backup you made before doing anything.
     
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    How do I Restore the NAND backup just in case? I don't see that option in Gateway's web exploit, and I don't think I saw any documentation on it on their website about restoring a NAND backup.

    Has anyone had success downgrading TWL_FIRM, or knows of a topic where someone ELSE did it successfully or even unsuccessfully?
     
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    There's documentation on it somewhere. I think you need to have your NAND backup on your 3DS SD card to be able to see the option to restore the NAND backup in the Gateway menu.

    If you want to read about it then go to the gateway site and go to downloads and view the user manual.