3DS: Gateway 3DS Beta 3.7 brings emuNAND 10.3 support to New 3DS
Gateway 3DS released an update to their “popular” Gateway 3DS flashcard for the Nintendo 3DS. This latest update brings support for Emunand 10.3 on the New 3DS. Don’t get mistaken though, this does not let users on firmware 10.3 user a Gateway 3DS on their console! This lets users running a 9.2 3DS (or lower) access the eShop and other official Nintendo features, if they have a Gateway 3DS.
Confused? Me too, so let’s get back to the basics:
What is emuNAND?
emuNAND is basically a way to “dual boot” your 3DS into 2 firmware. an older firmware (such as 9.2) which is the real firmware on your console, and the latest firmware (e.g: 10.3) is a “fake” firmware to access the latest official Nintendo features from your older console. EmuNAND is necessary because flashcards do not work on the latest 3DS firmwares.
From the emuNAND author:
This tool can be used to extract the NAND file from a emuNAND SD card and to inject a NAND file into the emuNAND SD card.
The extracted NAND file is a fully working 3DS NAND file and is also flashable to the 3DS.
Supported emuNANDs: Gateway and clones like R4i Gold 3DS Deluxe Edition, 3DS Link, Orange 3DS, MT Card
The emuNAND SD gets detected automatically!
To inject a NAND file, the SD card has to already contain an emuNAND partition.
What is NOT possible?
This tool does not enable you to magically use the Gateway (and clones) on a non 4.x system version.
You can’t inject games.
You can’t flash the Gateway mode to the 3DS.
You can’t modify the firmware (no region bypass, backups,…).
You can’t extract any keys.
You can’t downgrade your 3DS with this tool. It only modifies the emuNAND on your SD card.
You can’t use a NAND from another 3DS on your 3DS.
In other words, emuNAND lets you fake a 10.3 firmware on your 9.2 console, and the 10.3 fake firmware is now supported for Gateway 3DS owners. It does not let you magically get the Gateway 3DS on a 10.3 console.
A few weeks ago, Gateway had announced support for Firmware 10.3 on Gateway 3DS. If that’s what they had in mind, although I’m sure Gateway3DS users will be happy about this release, this is slightly disappointing for those who were awaiting actual support of the 10.3 3DS.
Gateway Ultra 3.7 Public Beta
The latest beta from Gateway 3DS can be downloaded from their official site.
The full announce from Gateway 3DS:
Today we are back with another BIG update! Let’s see what is new:
- Latest emunand (10.3) support for New 3DS!
- Cheat code edit bug fixed
That’s right! From the start we promised you New 3DS emunand support for later firmware versions after 9.6, and today is that day!
We always deliver and with this new update you can finally update emunand on New 3DS to the latest 10.3 firmware!
We also fixed a bug in when trying to edit an existing cheat code from the cheat config menu, as it was not always showing the proper code.
That’s it for now, and more to come soon!
And as always, ENJOY!