13/02 – 11.3/11.4 Emunand

Just a quick update about the latest Nintendo 11.3/11.4 firmware support on Emunand.

As indicated before, we are working really hard to release as soon as possible our new major update that will once again revolutionize the (N)3DS scene. As it is  now  getting  very close, we might have to delay the Emunand latest Nintendo firmware support. We will keep you posted very soon, and be sure that as always, we will offer full support for all Gateway user,even for day one buyers from 4 years ago!

For now, please do not update your Emunand until you can read the confirmation of support for 11.3/11/4 here.

Thank you for your patience, more to come very soon.

Gateway Team: year after year, we always deliver more than expected!

14/12 – Pokemon Sun & Moon

We receive hundreds of email about Pokemon Sun & Moon support.
While  we  are  busy  preparing the next big update for Gateway, here is a quick
solution to add this title to your collection:

1) Download card1to2 program (here)

2) Extract the card1to2 folder to your computer, then put the ROM inside the folder.

3) Drag the ROM into card1to2.exe window

4) Press 1 then press enter. Wait until the ‘done’ message is displayed

5) Copy the rom to your gateway sd card and enjoy!

Until our next update, enjoy!

New Gateway Fast-Boot manual (for Gateway 4.1 Firmware)

To make sure the process to install Gateway Fast-Boot on your 3DS or N3DS is as clear and simple as possible, we have released a new manual which you can find here.

It is also available in our download section.

We hope this is helpful, but if any part is not clear to you, you are welcome to mail us feedback. We will update our manual if we have some points raised commonly by several users.

As always, enjoy!

We need your feedback!

We  hope  you  are enjoying our new update, which we believe is strong and solid and running smoothly on most consoles.

However,  we know nobody’s perfect, and some of you might detect some small bugs we left behind.

We need your help! If you discover or suffer from a bug with our latest firmware (Gateway 4.1V), please post about it on this page:

We   are   carefully monitoring it and will test every bug reported. We will try to fix the most common ones as soon as possible but will work on all of them for a perfect release over time.

Simultaneously,  and  since  we  ask you to post there above to help us with bug tracking,  we  also  would  like  to ask you to contribute to the improvement of Gateway  3DS  by  voting  here  for  the  features you would like to be added to Gateway 3DS:
The  highest the vote, the more the chances are that the requested features will be  developed  next.  Please  understand  we can’t include in our firmware every single  request  right  away,  but  we  will add all feasible ones step by step, starting with the most popular demands.

Thank  you  again  for your support, and we hope to receive a lot of feedback to improve our product, with your help, and the hard work of our dev team.

We  are  here to stay, so do not worry when we are silent for a little while, we are  committed  to our product, and as you have seen during the past 3 years, we keep  coming up with updates and will continue to do so to make Gateway the best investment you have ever made. Enjoy!


We’ve had a tremendous amount of feedback once again after the Public Beta 4.0 release. Suffice to say, we have worked hard on incooperating this feedback and bugreports and today we are happy to release another minor update that should further improve stability and reliability of our new GATEWAY FASTBOOT feature.

Without further ado, here’s a small changelog:
– Fixed >9.2 down to 9.2 GATEWAY TIME MACHINE issue for N3DS
– Fixed WiFi issue for GATEWAY TIME MACHINE on O3DS
– Fixed auto rename of Nintendo 3DS folder when downgrading to 2.x for N3DS
Repacked N3DS & O3DS US GATEWAY TIME MACHINE data pack
– Amended N3DS install procedure to cater to >9.2 system versions
+ Menu lockout implemented

The new Menu Lockout feature requires some further explanation: You’re all used to being able to get into the GATEWAY menu by holding down the [L] button during boot (or booting without a GATEWAY 3DS cart inserted).

From now on, any system installed with GATEWAY FASTBOOT (formerly known as `A9LH’) will require holding down L+select in order to get to the GATEWAY menu. This is to prevent the younger users of our system from accidentically triggering unintended actions from the GATEWAY menu. (Think of format emunand and such)

People who *dont* use GATEWAY FASTBOOT can still enter the menu by holding down [L], of course.

There was a minor error in the TIME MACHINE pack for the USA region which has been corrected, so please re-grab this pack if it affects your console’s region and you are planning on installing GATEWAY FASTBOOT. (This does not effect previous users who have already used the old data packs)

If you think this is all we’ve been up to lately.. we’re happy to let you know you are wrong! :-)

We have something very exciting coming, but as always; good things take time. Remember that we’re yet to let down our loyal customer base.. even though the 3DS is a pretty dated system by now. We were here from the start, and we’ll be here till the very end. Keep checking this space!

And as always, ENJOY!


We had a tremendous amount of feedback from our beta testers! We have been working hard on processing all feedback and to bring you a shiny new private beta that will blow everyone away. We are the only ones to present you the best, safest and user-friendliest way out there to install the GATEWAY FAST BOOT method also known as A9LH.
Due to the high demand for our beta we have decided to be more open with our private betas! You can find our new private beta on our new BETA PROGRAM page !

UPDATE: Due to popular demand we implemented a ‘arm9loaderhax.bin‘ file that can be used with existing (non-GW) A9LH installs.

23/05/2016 – Final phase of beta testing before public release

First we would like to apologize for the small delay on the release of our latest  firmware.  The  good news is that we have just sent to an extended panel of beta testers our newest firmware. If, as expected, all goes fine, the public release will be within 48 hours after that.

We indicated to this new panel of selected beta testers that they are welcome to share  screen  shots,  videos, comments etc. on the pending release, so during that small wait, you should have most details on what is coming.

We understand the frustration of some of our users, but we value our customer’s safety before anything, and we felt this delay was necessary to bring you the best, safest, most complete and easy to use solution for N3DS, 3DS and 2DS.

Thank you for your continued support.

16/05/2016: GW Time Machine app & A9LH Installer

Today we are proud to announce the (limited) release of 2 new highly anticipated Gateway updates that will please all current and future Gateway users but also the whole 3DS community.

First the GateWay TimeMachine app can be launched via the homebrew channel therefore valid up to 10.7 or any future homebrew advancements. It is a free unrestricted tool that will have user verified region and device type files that greatly simplifies the a9 install process.

Next, exclusively for GW users,  the Gateway A9LH Installer is a highly integrated GW menu app, that auto detects system and state of install, considerably simplifying the install procedure especially for the N3DS.

Once the A9LH Installer is complete the console will now boot automatically straight into GW menu within a few seconds after powerup.

They are currently in the hands of a few selected beta-testers. Please check your email today and later in the week if we contacted you for that matter (beta testing being in several steps, you might be contacted later this week).

Expected release to the public is May 22nd.

P.S.: We are not taking any responsibility for any damage done to your console by unauthorized used of a non beta-tester. If we did not send you the files directly, do not use them until the public release.