Private Beta Program

DISCLAIMER: Files on this page should be treated with extreme care and only used by advanced users who have access to a way to restore their 3DS NAND. Users should have a valid/known good copy of their NAND before proceeding! Use at your own risk!

Any issues identified with these BETA builds can be reported directly to: support@gateway-3ds.com

» Pre Setup

  • Copy the contents of the “Console SD” folder on to root of your consoles SD card.
  • Copy the contents of the “Red Card uSD” folder on to root of your GW Red Card uSD.

» How to setup (O3DS):

  • Make sure you have WiFi configured and working.
  • GATEWAY 3DS based entrypoint:
    • Boot into GATEWAY 3DS sysNAND mode (Force GW Menu by holding down L during boot, hold B while pressing A to boot)
    • Bring up the OSD, select GATEWAY Time Machine, select 2.x downgrade
  • Homebrew based entrypoint:
    • Boot GW_TIMEMACHINE.3DSX using your favourite homebrew entrypoint
    • In the GATEWAY Time Machine menu select the 2.x downgrade
  • Delete/rename the “Nintendo 3DS” folder on your console’s SD card.
  • Boot your O3DS into 2.x
  • Open up the web browser and surf to http://go.gateway-3ds.com/
  • After a short wait, the GATEWAY Menu should appear, go into the A9LH Installer
  • A9LH will be installed & sysNAND will be restored from NAND.bin
  • Reboot your console and enjoy GATEWAY A9LH on your O3DS!

» How to setup (N3DS):

  • For consoles with firmware over 9.2 use TimeMachine to first downgrade sysNand to 9.2 then:
  • Boot into GATEWAY 3DS menu using your favorite entrypoint
  • Pick the format emuNAND option from the menu
  • Boot into GATEWAY (emuNAND) mode
  • Make sure you have WiFi configured and working correctly
  • Bring up the OSD, select GATEWAY Time Machine
  • Launch GATEWAY Time Machine, select 2.x downgrade
  • Boot back into GATEWAY 3DS menu after rebooting
  • Select A9LH Installer menu option, follow instructions on screen
  • Boot your N3DS into 2.x (if console doesn’t boot make sure ‘Nintendo 3DS’ folder has been renamed)
  • Open up web browser and surf to http://go.gateway-3ds.com/
  • Go to A9LH Installer menu option again, follow instructions on screen until congratulations message appears.
  • Reboot your console and enjoy GATEWAY A9LH on your N3DS!

 

» GATEWAY 4.1 BETA DOWLOAD

DOWNLOAD GATEWAY 4.2 BETA (MD5: 5115f9cdf23f602a265fe39c10880a2e)

GATEWAY 4.2 BETA MIRROR 1

GATEWAY 4.2 BETA MIRROR 2

GATEWAY 4.2 BETA MIRROR 3

» TIME MACHINE DATA PACKS

O3DS (EUR) (MD5: 6c45732fccfac04eb8b3e31a987ab593)

O3DS (EUR) Mirror 1

O3DS (USA) (MD5: e91e8693baa3135a3d65e9a95c92c0cc)

O3DS (USA) Mirror 1

O3DS (JAP) (MD5: 1be3ed32480a5aad09ac80363570ea12)

O3DS (JAP) Mirror 1

N3DS (EUR) (MD5: 03c8f123dbe59eaac85b616a3da05a13)

N3DS (EUR) Mirror 1

N3DS (USA) (MD5: 8bfe32dc9f546bd070f0b363564331ab)

N3DS (USA) Mirror 1

N3DS (JAP) (MD5: fd4e47999228e1801b15dc30e16ba414)

N3DS (JAP) Mirror 1

 

» arm9loaderhax for users with existing a9lh installs

arm9loaderhax.bin.zip (MD5: a5043db33e45aaa4423ab87e25e93f88)

ARM9loader Mirror 1

» FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: My console is not booting into 2.x
A: Try ejecting your SD card, if this helps, rename/delete the ‘Nintendo 3DS’ folder and try again.

Q: Can you provide a BIN file that is compatible with my existing A9LH (non-GW) setup?
A: We’re working on a solution for this.

 

» GATEWAY 4.2 BETA CHANGELOG (20160922)

  • Fix 11.1 Emunand OSD display bug

» GATEWAY 4.1 BETA CHANGELOG (20160801)

  • 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

» GATEWAY 4.0 BETA CHANGELOG (20160601)

  • Time Machine compatibility and stability fixes
  • GATEWAY Menu compatibility and stability fixes
  • Rename ‘Nintendo 3DS’ folder to 3DS_BAK (N3DS)
  • Add warning/nag screen when A9LH user tries to boot into sysNAND (to prevent accidentical sysNAND updates)
  • Time Machine won’t allow 9.x to 2.x downgrade on O3DS (Must upgrade to 10.x first, then go down to 2.x)
  • OTP.bin is now detected when entering A9LH install and offers a way to re-install A9LH (without the nand restore step)
  • Users who have an old browser (non A9LH related entrypoint) and were getting served the wrong payload can now use: http://go.gateway-3ds.com/old/
  • Forced restore of emuNAND for N3DS and sysNAND for O3DS+N3DS prior to A9 install finalization.