Nintendo 3DS Homebrew on Gateway 3DS »
Posted by GW3DS Team | Filed under Gateway 3DS roms, 3ds Homebrew
Q: Does GATEWAY3DS jailbreak 3DS to enable Homebrew?
A: NO for the 3DS MODE / Yes for the DS MODE. The GW3DS Red Card that runs 3DS roms does not yet support running unsigned homebrew games and apps, but the GW3DS Blue card that is used to set-up the Gateway Mode on the Nintendo 3DS can be used to run NDS Homebrew on 3DS. GW3DS Team is currently hard at work on unlocking the 3DS Mode so that running Homebrew would become possible!
Q: Is there a game select menu or can I only play one game at a time?
A: Currently you can copy only one game to the microSD card and to play another rom you either have to insert a different micro SD /SDHC card with another 3DS rom or you have to erase the rom files from the microSD card and copy another game to it.
Q: Does the microSD card have to be the exact same size (MB) as the 3DS ROM I want to play?
A: NO – the SD card simply has to be larger that is large enough for the rom to fit on it. The largest 3DS games are just a little bit bigger than 4GB so a 8GB microSD card would with any game.
Nintendo 3DS Rom sizes: (conversion from MBits to MB)
1024 Mbit = 128MB
2048 Mbit = 256MB
4096 Mbit = 512MB
8192 Mbit = 1GB
16384 Mbit = 2GB
32768 Mbit = 4GB
Q: Can I play Japanese games on a USA console or China roms on Euro console?
A: YES - Starting from GW3DS Firmware version 1.1 and up a region locking hack called Region-Free has been included that bypasses all country and region based restrictions that Nintendo had implemented on 3DS. Any console from Japan, USA, Europe, Australia, Korea, China or Taiwan can play games from all regions.
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