This post is about the 5.1.0-11 update for today, I have listed things to note and things we know, any contribution can help. The update is only some bug fixes and nothing to worry about for exploits being patched, it is simply Nintendo updating to avoid potential exploits from the buggy update of 5.0.0-11.
Things to Note
Update was brought to my attention by ‘gbatemp’ user ‘beta4attack’ found here
The new update block eShop access, much like older updates.
The update also had some extra additions for Japanese users.
The official nintendo site found here wrongly lists the current firmware
It was said by nintendo that the update is mean’t to fix errors with system updating that had been occurring in 5.0.0-11
Nintendo can now push new apps without your allowance with spotpass, as seen with auto-added JAP region apps for eBooks and another misc app(An iTunes equivalent according to ‘YamiHoshi.nl’ from ‘gbatemp’.) (Although it’s probable that they legally cannot push new updates on you(forcefully anyway) Just simply block online applications such as the eShop,SpotPass and StreetPass) [Note: They have always been able to do this according to their terms of service, but most did not think they would force software updates without an option to reject them]
Minor bug fix
According to ‘3Dbrew.org’ System module ‘NS’ was updated as well as updates to ‘NATIVE_FIRM’ and ‘CVer’ were updated but the updates were minor, read more about that here
According to a Wikipedia article the update prevented certain exploits, article
Officially, the update fixes a bug that stops users from viewing System Settings, eShop and Game Notes
All Regions are being asked to update
New letterbox update allowing the sending of photos, sounds and more [Note: Some regions may get the update while some other may not] To get these new updates you need to send letters, the more letters you send the more goodies you receive!
A 3DS XL Black system requesting to be updated
A 3DS XL Black system after update
Please note, that I personally have not confirmed any of these cards to be working with this update as of yet, use common sense and check into the sources listed below and make a careful decision on updating.
Supercard DSTwo – According to ‘Maxternal’ of ‘gbatemp’ as well as forum staff at supercard.sc confirm its working.
R4i-3DS 4.5 – According to ‘dudnator’ of ‘gbatemp’ is confirmed working
DSi/3DS Action Reply – According to ‘codezer0’ of ‘gbatemp’ is confirmed working
RDi Gold 3DS Version C – According to ‘TackyPie’ of ‘gbatemp’ is confirmed working[Caution:According to ‘Dannymizer’ of ‘romulation’ the different types of this card may of different results.]
R4i 3DS Silver – According to ‘TheGamerDepot‘ is confirmed working
R4i Gold 3DS – According to ‘ShopTemp.net‘ is confirmed working
Supercard DSTwo – According to ‘ShopTemp.net‘ is confirmed working
Ace3DS Plus – According to ‘ShopTemp.net‘ is confirmed working
R4i-SDHC 3DS – According to ‘ShopTemp.net‘ is confirmed working
R4i-SDHC 3DS RTS – According to ‘ShopTemp.net‘ is confirmed working
Please note that I personally have not tested any flashcards as I currently don’t own any formatted to work with the 3DS system, check the sources that have confirmed the cards I have listed and make a choice for yourself.
Blocked flash cards
Please note, that I personally have not confirmed any of these cards to be blocked with this update as of yet, use common sense and check into the sources listed below and make a careful decision on updating.
2013 R4i Duel-Core V1.51 BETA – According to ‘Tecmanpr’ and ‘Feateon’ from ‘gbatemp’ has been blocked
R4i SDHC-V3DSU – According to ‘That Tim Dood’ from ‘gbatemp’ has been blocked
How to update if you are having issues
If your system won’t let you update or access the update screen we have a simple fix
Hold L+R+A+Up before powering on (Left Shoulder Button, Right Shoulder Button, A, and Up on the D-pad) this will bring up the system update screen
Fix was posted by ‘Tecmanpr’ of ‘gbatemp’, link to full post can be found here
Update to 5.1.0-11 demonstration
This is the latest news about update 5.1.0-11 for the 3DS, if you have any more current news please make a comment with a link to your source included.
This post is about the 5.0.0-11 update that happend on march 25th. I have listed below all the things we know and are investigating, if you could comment with anything and include a source link I’ll be happy to add it in. This update doesn’t seem to focus on any blocking of flashcards, but more patching of exploits, additions in the eShop and improvement on speed of the browser and other Nintendo related applications inside the 3DS.
Things to note
The update will block access to use of the eShop
Your 3DS will constantly prompt you to update to the latest firmware until you do.
The update was first brought to my attention by ‘gbatemp’ user ‘steve007’ found here
Update to eShop capabilities such as;
– Users not having to close the eShop to ensure the ‘Download Later’ feature works while in sleep mode
– Stability, as well as the ability to download software update data in the background.
Save Data Transfer tool addition, meaning when you purchase the downloadable version of your game you can transfer the card save data to your SD card so you can continue where you left off, or use a friends save 😉
Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.
System versions that are 5.0.0-0u to 188.8.131.52u will not have these updates included
New features for the 3DS camera
New content for the StreetPass Mii Plaza application
Additions to the system transfer for 3DS systems
The following applications were updated according to ‘3Dbrew.org’, Home Menu, Game Notes, Instruction Manual, ErrDisp, and Internet Browser
System modules were updated
According to ‘3Dbrew.org’ several ‘NATIVE_FIRM’ exploits were patched, read more about that here
R4i Gold 3DS – According to ‘Steven’ of ‘gbatemp’ is confirmed working, source
Supercard DSTwo – According to ‘Steven’ of ‘gbatemp’ is confirmed working, source
Ace3DS Plus – According to ‘Steven’ of ‘gbatemp’ is confirmed working, source
R4iDS 3DS – According to ‘Steven’ of ‘gbatemp’ is confirmed working, source
R4i Gold Plus – According to ‘Steven’ of ‘gbatemp’ is confirmed working, source
R4i SDHC Dual Core 2013 – According to ‘Steven’ of ‘gbatemp’ is confirmed working, source
R4i SDHC Silver RTS 2013 – According to ‘Steven’ of ‘gbatemp’ is confirmed working, source
R4i SDHC 3DS V4.5- According to ‘Steven’ of ‘gbatemp’ is confirmed working, source
R4i SDHC 3DS RTS – According to ‘Steven’ of ‘gbatemp’ is confirmed working, source
Blocked flash cards
R4i Gold Pro – According to ‘Steven’ of ‘gbatemp’ has been blocked
Acekard 2i – According to ‘Steven’ of ‘gbatemp’ has been blocked
The update will leave some 3DS owners with a bug that will mean they cannot access the eShop, Gamenotes or System settings, if this happends please refer to the 5.1.0-11 Update thread found here:
This is an old post regarding the 3DS update, check the blog homepage for the latest update news on flashcards and editions. If you have any more current news please make a comment with a link to your source included.