How to play Pokemon Sun and Moon on Gateway 3ds?


Recently, the hottest 3DS game should be Pokemon Sun & Moon. It has released for several days, there have many posts about Pokemon Sun and Moon in each game forum.

However, all of the players reflect sky3ds+ didn’t match this new 3ds game. This is because Nintendo using a new AP check. Please don’t worry, now sky3ds team is working on update, a new firmware will be released sooner or later.

How can we play Pokemon Sun and Moon at the moment?                                        The answer is Gateway 3ds flashcard. Please read the below use instructions.

Latest Gateway firmware 3.7.2 on a 3DSXL 9.2 emunand 11.2
Pokemon Sun/ Moon 3ds rom (make sure it is dump from the original cartridge)

The original source is from GBA forum, for more detailed information please visit here

Gateway 3DS Fast-Boot manual (for Gateway 4.1 Firmware)

Gateway 4.1B Private Beta has been released at the begining of August, To make sure the process to install Gateway Fast-Boot on your O3DS / N3DS is as clear and simple as possible, in this post, i will introduce you a new manual about Gateway 3DS Fast-Boot for Nintendo 2DS / 3DS systems.

To help the players enjoy their updates, gateway team released this manual on its official website, which they believe is strong and solid and running smoothly on most consoles.

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Just after two months since Gateway public Beta 4.0 released, with hard working, gateway team announced that Gateway 4.1B private Beta released today. This minor updates further improve stability and reliability of new GATEWAY FASTBOOT feature.

Compare with the previous version, this new version fix some vulnerabilities and improve some function, the below is small changelogs:

  • 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

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Gateway 3ds 4.0 Private Beta Installation Tutorials

Gateway 3ds 4.0 Private Beta has been revealed, compared with the previous version, it’s mainly add the installation function of A9LH bootstrap program. I have tested on my old 3ds console with 9.2 system, the istallation is successful, here i want to share with you. The full name of A9LH is arm9 loader hax, this is a boot bug for 3ds console. It is much convenient than the previous break, like 414, page break and Ninja break

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Because this is a private beta, there maybe exist risk of brick, so please be careful to use Gateway 4.0 private bate. It will be better to backup your 3DS NAND before instal. We can use GW’s built-in NAND backup tool to backup.

A 3ds console E/U/J (old 3ds/3dsll/sdsxl, new 3ds/3dsll/3dsxl)
SanDisk memory card more than 4GB
Gateway 3ds flashcard

How to downgrade
1. Download gateway 4.0 private beta, and unzip
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.

2. Open ‘Console SD’ file, copy ‘boot.3ds’ and ‘launcher.dat’, then cover boot.3ds file which in your 3ds console SD card,
3. Then copy the system ultra tm_o3ds_jap.bin to SD card.

24. Boot GW_TIMEMACHINE.3DSX using your favourite homebrew entrypoint. In the GATEWAY Time Machine menu select the 2.x downgrade, downgrade your console to [current] 9.2.0-20J. Please make sure your console have enough power during downgrade. it will be prompted to shutdown after finished.
How to backup NAND
old 3ds console: After downgrade, open brower, input the address to enter GW menue, and choose backup system nand, it will be ok.

new 3ds console: Choose backup system nand, press A, the screen will be like this, then press START to back NAND. Take out SD card, connect to PC, there have increased a file named NAND.bin, this is your system nand. Copy the file to PC, it will be used when instal A9LH.

How to setup A9LH on old 3ds/3dsll/sdsxl
1. Go to Gateway Time Machine menue, choose [upgrade] 10.3.0-28J
2. Then reopen your console, choose [downgrade] 2.1.0J, just like the steps in downgrade.
3. Reboot the console and go to system setting, it will show ver 2.1.0-4J

4. Then go to brower, input, enter GW menue, choose A9LH INSTALLER option
5. Press A, then press START button to start instal ( Make sure your console have enough power)
6. After A9LH installation finished, turn off and reboot, now you can access GW menu directly.

How to setup A9LH on new 3ds/3dsll/sdsxl
1. Just like old 3ds, downgrade the 3ds system to 9.2, then backup NAND
2. Backup your SD card, then go to GW menue to format emunand, choose the corresponding option, press A and start button to start. (Don’t power off)

3. After finished, copy the file to SD card, and copy Gateway_TM.3ds file to GW SD card.
4. Insert gateway to console, go to GW menue, it will enter GW mood automatically
5. Press select button, the screen will be like this, choose GATEWAY 3DS time Machine, follow the steps on screen.

6. Turn off and take out SD card, delete Nintendo 3DS catalog. Then copy NAND.bin to SD card.
7. Start your new 3ds, go to brower, input to enter GW menue
8, Then choose A9LH INSTALLER, just same as old 3ds, to instal A9LH. (Make sure your new 3ds connect WiFi and have enough power)


Gateway 3ds flashcard support all 3DS roms!


Last week, Gateway official website announced that gateway flashcard will have two new cool apps coming soon on May 22nd: Gateway Time Machine App and Gateway A9LH Installer. After waiting a long time, the official website post a delay news, it said like this:

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.

The kernel release delay because the Gateway Team have a final phase of beta testing before public release. Let’s wait some more more! I will constantly the updating if there have any news released, please pay attention to my post.

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The user guidence of Gateway 3ds flashcard

Gateway 3ds card is the world’s first flashcard which can play 3DS games. It’s apply to NEW3DS/ 3DSLL, OLD 3DS/ 3DSLL/ 3DSXL and 2DS console with the version 4.1-9.2

It support backup 3DS roms perfectly, and almost all 3DS roms. You need to make an emuNAND virtual system, it can be updated to the newest version emuNAND9.8. Then you can go to eshop to download eshop games.
It support cia, dlc, eshop, 3ds and nds games. You can fighting on Internet, and the very importand is that support bupassing region locking. It have the function of Game Card Dumper, means you can suck up the rom from the official card, then play with Gateway 3ds flashcard.
Gateway 3DS contains two cards: a red flashcard and a blue one. The below is some guidence for use.

Blue card
Step 1: Download fireware from office websit with the blue card (of course, it can be instead by R4i gold 3ds or ACE 3ds plus), then copy the two documents which with .rpg and .nds suffix to your mirco SD card.
Step 2. Then copy the .dat file to the console nirco card
Step 3.  Insert the blue card to your console, choose set to launch Gateway mode
Step 4: Insert mirco SD into red Gateway card, you can copy the 3DS games directly

Red card

There have detailed instructions, if you have any other question or problem just visit this site.

SUPPORTS ALL 3DS ROMS? Gateway 3DS is the world’s first 3DS flash card!!

That’s a very amazing news , The GATEWAY 3DS TEAM proudly presents the first ever video proof that many thought impossible. Below we show an unedited video of the device booting 3 different backed up 3DS ROMS consecutively which are loaded on the GATEWAY 3DS device via microSD cards. We hope you are as excited as we are!


Play backup 3DS ROMS with GATEWAY 3DS