Gateway 3DS use guide - how to play 3DS games on flashcard
As the first generation of 3DS jailbreak tool, Gateway 3DS card earn more and more attention from players. How does Gateway 3DS card hack 3DS games? Is it easy to use the first real 3DS flashcard? Well, with the arrival of Gateway 3DS card, the veil is uncovered. Let’s learn how to play 3DS games on it. Buy Gateway 3DS
The package contains 2 flashcard – red card and blue card. The blue card is used for NDS model hacking on 3DS console, the red card is used to load and run 3DS ROM. Specially, the red flashcard can only support 3DS V4.1.0 to 3DS V4.5.0 system. (below we use 3DS V4.4 version). Please check and confirm your 3DS system before setup the Gateway 3DS card.
Now, let’s start to setup Gateway 3DS card step by step. Before everything, users need to download 2 sets of jailbreak software to computer: “GW Release” and “win32diskimager”. The “GW Release” has the hacking tool and Documentation for blue card, “win32diskimager” is used to load 3DS rom into the SD card (for red card play).
Step1. get a MicroSD card, format it with FAT32. Then open GW_Release_1.0 – Blue card(r4i), copy all files into the SD card.
Then, insert the blue card into 3DS, turn on 3DS console to enter the flashcard.
Open the blue card, you will see a file named “GATEWAY INSTALLER”. Select the file and run it. Press “A” button to start installation process. Wait until the installation finish, press “home” key to return.
Step2. Take out the SD card, and connect it to computer through the USB adapter, open the GW_Release_1.0 - GW Release, copy the file of “launcher.dat” into the root of SD card. Then insert the SD card back into the 3DS console.
Step3. Enter 3DS system setting – other setting – Profile, select the Nintendo DS profile (in bottom) and click to run it. The 3DS machine will go white screen for a while, then return to HOME interface.
Now, Jailbreak procedure is almost finished. Attention: keep the 3DS console power on all the time. If it power off, you need to restart from step 1 to step 3. The next work is to load 3DS games and run it in the red card.
Step 4. format the SD card (or get another SD card) , download a 3DS ROM (the game must be same area as the 3ds console), unzip the patch, and put the game into the SD card. We use the game of “TALES OF THE ABYSS” on Japanese 3DS console. Attention: 1 SD card can only put 1 3DS ROM, if you want to change game, need to format the SD card.
Connect the SD card to computer through USB reader, open the file of “Win32DiskImager”, click the icon of folder to open a window, then Browse and find the Rom folder, open the 3DS ROM file.
Check and confirm the disk on right up corner is the MicroSD card. Then click “write” button, and confirm it with “yes” key, wait until the write process finish.
When write process finish, take out the SD card, and insert it into the Gateway 3DS red card, put the red card into 3DS console. Turn on the power, you will see game icon in the mainmenu.
Gateway 3DS card setup finished. You can start to play 3DS games now. below are something important.