3DS Hack support thread.
>IT'S ALMOST OVER! Come over and help out if you've successfully done it
My issue is that I've downgraded to 9.2 successfully and don't know where to go next.
I've tried to install rx tools but it won't work for me, keep getting stuck on the FBI portion.
>All I want is free games
Anyone have a fool proof retard edition guide on how to get free games?
Guys please help
I'm getting this when trying to install a game.
I've pretty much finished installing everything that I need on my N3DS and have been enjoying some monhun but I still have two things nagging me.
1. After backing up, formatting and unlinking my nands all of my old ambassador/eshop stuff has vanished, not a huge deal but fbi still lists it in installed things
2. Can't launch GBA VC games even after applying the patch to my nand
Go to SD card
SD:\Nintendo 3DS\25436f04129e561 folder
There should be two random number folders those two folders are sysnand and emunand
for both of those folders open them up and you will see a folder extdata add a folder 'dbs' along side it, so it should be like
and in that dbs folder make two text file docs and rename them to 'import.db' and 'title.db'
do that for both of those random name files that are sysnand and emunand.
Next pop in that sd, launch into home menu and go to system settings, data management, nintendo 3ds, software
a error message pops up and it will automatically fix it and it should do it.
Someone hook me up with an SMTIV cia please
Can't find a reliable link anywhere for this
What am I supposed to do if the system update fails in emunand? I can't even play any of the games I actually own right now but I'm so close.
I think he's on about the thing the guys at gbatemp.net have been working on.
It's an installer that will with 3 clicks get you all the files you need for:
>the downgrade to 9.2
The only requirement is that you be in 10.3, so don't update to 10.4.
You guys are gonna' judge me the worlds worst asshole for this, but I gotta ask. You know what I don't understand with these threads?
Why would anyone help you?
Think about it, anyone who knows what they're doing has already completed, right? They have access to free 3DS games, meaning they are no longer going to be buying them (unless they want to).
This, in turn means that developers will see slightly less value in the 3DS, as more and more people, the people we are educating here, also get CFW and free games.
This will make the 3DS a less appealing device to develop for.
Meaning that a pirate converting a non-pirate to pirating is really just reducing the odd that he will get more game to pirate in the future, right?
By helping you guys out ITT, I am actively reducing the odds that developers (and even Nintendo) will continue supporting the device I myself have for pirating.
How many people besides me do you think have reached this conclusion and are actively giving BAD advice? Face it, if you can't pirate, you're gonna' have to buy to play whatever game you want.
Meaning the non-pirate is supporting more games for the pirate.
Food for thought.
Yeah, but why do it at all, I mean? Like, for what reason? By educating one guy through piracy, you are reducing the odds he'll be BUYING your favorite game, and thus reducing the odds that the company will make a sequel or new games for your pirated device.
I know this is a mean way of thinking, but why would you do this?
At their own expense? No, that would be "stupid humans".
I mean, the expense may be incredibly little (one sale probably isn't going to make or break anything) but why risk it?
It's an illogical action, and it's not like you're on a forum where your deeds will be carried with you.
You're making a paying customer, into a non-paying customer for no rewards, and in fact, some slight loss on your own part.
if someone was actively trying to set up their system for piracy I doubt they'd be buying games otherwise
also not everyone's doing this for piracy (yes I know there's a fucking lot but not everyone), having the ability to have CFW on your system is a big deal for some people
>if someone was actively trying to set up their system for piracy I doubt they'd be buying games
Really? If your favorite series is X, and X2 comes out, you'd buy it right? Unless you where a pirate. Meaning you would not buy it. Now you hope that someone buys it, because if they don't there won't be an X3.
All you're doing by helping others is reducing the chance there will ever BE an X3.
>also not everyone's doing this for piracy
And you're willing to risk that? I know it's fun to help, and get all those sweet (You)'s, but are you really going to help someone because they "might" not pirate anything?
Like mentioned, I know I'm the biggest asshole alive, but I don't understand why threads like this even exist on a place as jaded as /v/.
Wii had an emulator 2-3 years after its released (which meant that pirates played ISOs on the release day, most of which were playing perfectly day 1) and it's was still the best console of its generation
So you do it to attain information about a topic that will be pretty redundant now that you have CFW? Why?
If there ever comes along another exploit, it will probably work nothing like this, so why store this information in your head as vital at all?
And at the possible cost of a lost buyer for your favorite series?
And this is a lightning you are honestly willing to gamble on striking twice?
Why gamble at all when you can just keep your mouth shut and win the game?
I have 9.2, with an emunand and rxtools installed. browserhax and menuhax working more or less. FBI isn't loading up anymore. However my real concern is that I'm working from a 2gb card. I want to buy and use a 32gb soon. Will that be a difficult transfer in light of 10.4?
If I have Menuhax installed do I really need to downgrade before the update? I've been trying to downgrade my n3DS for a couple of hours without sucess and I have my drivers license exam in a couple of hours so I'd like to get some sleep but fuck it if it means missing on the cfw.
The people in this thread are not even a piss in the ocean of sales. Helping out the people here would not affect 3DS game sales in any noticeable way. I highly doubt that Nintendo is worried about this exploit, maybe a few thousand people used it to downgrade their systems, they are going to patch it, and sale numbers will not change much
Most of the people that even bothered to downgrade are people who aren't really interested in investing much more into the 3DS, considering there is a chance you can destroy your system. Yeah, supposedly if you aren't a moron you won't brick your 3DS, but your trusting people on /v/ to know what the fuck they are talking about, you must not care much about your 3DS.
I'm sorry if this question retarded so please and forgive me for this
Will nintendo secretly updated the browser in a little bit so you can no longer use browserhax?
>The people in this thread are not even a piss in the ocean of sales
Absolutely true. I'm not saying that pirates make up even a percent of sales, but they do make up something. Why gamble with that?
>would not affect 3DS game sales in any noticeable way
How does one know? What if the thousand users here had 900 people who where going to buy YourFavoritNicheGameHere and now that they didn't get those 900 sales the odds of making a new one are somehow lower? Is that really worth gambling with? Even if the chances are incredibly slim?
>aren't really interested in investing much more into the 3DS
This is just raw speculation. People ITT who want to downgrade might have bought the game they're now going to pirate. Without getting too moralfaggy, you see my point, right?
okay, since my "real" 3DS is on 9.2, I should be fine then.
Any idea on FBI stuff? I have the icon (installed it with FBI using miniPasta and homebrew in rxtools) and but it says it can't launch and that I need to download it from eShop when I try to use the icon.
Browser hax has been a thing for awhile now. If they could have done that they would have by now.
You'll be fine so long as you don't update and setup some sort of protection such as OpenDNS
Retarded questions are what we do here.
No, Nintendo can't patch your browser without notifying you first and then you can just hit cancel.
If there's no cancel option you can turn off the wifi.
If there's no wifi option you can turn the device off.
If the device off-turning doesn't work you can rip out the battery.
If you can't get to the battery in time you can throw the device out a window.
What I mean is, you're fine as long as you don't touch 10.4 willingly.
Can someone tell me the process of copying to a new SD card? All I've done so far is downgrade (successfully) to 9.2 on my O3DS, but I'm waiting to even try installing CFW before I get an SD card bigger than 8 gigs. I heard the process is more complicated than copy/paste, but I haven't heard anyone explain why.
Food for though, why did they make the 3ds region locked when the previous iterations were region free plus the PS4 and Xbone are region free as well?
If they made the games region free and added an option english option to their japanese games rather than do a complete piss poor localization job by handing it to companies 8-4 and the like who are harming the artistic value of the game.
Then you have a leg to stand on... but in this case none of this is happening besides on the PS4 so no. I don't care if people are harming the sales of the 3DS, the Wii U or Nintendo in general. They are censoring their own games for no apparent reason but to appease a certain crowd when back in 2012-2013 Nintendo announced on e3 "we are for the hardcore gamers" well that promise was out the window.
I'm helping people because of the fact that I want to help hurt Nintendo's sales. I don't give a fuck about more games, I've got all that I wanted and if they never released a single new 3ds game from here on out if be a-ok. Checkmate.
Normies are never going to hack their 3ds and the tools we have right now aren't even that accessible. To be fair I'd even be surprised if people outside of 4chan/gbatemp even knew you could hack your 3ds.
That said, people installing cfw must account for a microscopic part of Nintendo's buyers. Furthermore the 3ds is a dying console so I don't even feel that bad
I don't have any favorite niche series on the 3DS that I want to get sales. I think that the whole process of downgrading is so arcane and dangerous to the average 3DS user that the numbers are just too small to matter. If the small number of sales "lost" from the users in this thread kill a game, then the game was already doomed to begin with.
Giving bad advice on this thread means that your an advocate for Nintendo Censorship.
If your gonna do that you might as well join the SJW and soccer mum crowd and leave 4chan all together, your forgetting what Nintendo has done to it's "fans".
>mfw my 32gb SD card arrive on friday
What should i do? ; ;
If you have a 4GB card just go through all the motions. When your 32GB gets there you download EmuNAND Extractor Tool and just extract/inject that sexy shit into the fucking new card and then copy all that shit to your PC, then to the new card
i do it because I want to see if i can communicate the steps properly to someone on the net if they understand how to do it from the way i type. Then I'm fine and i can tell my friends and that is it. Because we all know that to communicate something on the net you have to treat the person as if they are an infant.
So basically I'm doing it to see if I understood the steps properly
There's a thread open on gbatemp under the homebrew section (I don't know why it's not sticky though) and I'm on my phone so I can't link it. The beta's already in testing and has shown great results they claim tho
But your piracy isn't going to show up on Nintendo's radar as "fighting censorship".
Don't you understand? You've taken yourself OFF the radar.
Your voice is no longer heard and your opinion no longer matters.
>I've got all that I wanted
You don't know what you want until you have it, Anon. What if they release YourFavoritGameHere: The Sequel?
Now picture that not happening because you converted some random Anon to a pirate, who now can't be used to show off statistics to the share-holders. That's of course simplifying it, but you get the picture.
>I pirate to fight the censorship
You got that wrong you fuckwit, I pirate to support Microsoft and Sony at least they offer games which consumers want and not from americunt land.
>whole process of downgrading is so arcane and dangerous to the average 3DS user that the numbers are just too small to matter
It is. You are absolutely correct.
UNTIL YOU HELP THEM. This process stops being wizardry when it's explained.
Which is why I'm asking why it would be within your best interest to do so?
>small number of sales "lost" from the users in this thread kill a game, then the game was already doomed to begin with.
Probably. But you'd risk that for no reward at all to yourself? What a weird line of thought.
Not him but if thanks to piracy we get "un-memeing" and undub patches then he won his fight.
NoA isn't even considering you as its target audience, who gives a shit if you get off their radar. You'll be able to play original unbutchered versions and that's a loss for NoA.
If Nintendo of Japan is smart, they'll notice you exist and next time they'll release a region free console and leave the localisations to better people.
You as a pirate are no longer of interest to Nintendo.
Your opinions are gone, and void.
The question of censorship is left to those who use their wallets as voices, and you are no longer in that crowd.
Same with following that guide, after downgrading I couldn't use Menuhax or Ironhax so I went back to 10.3. Hopefully that installer everybody's mentioning is legit. If not then oh well, I just wanted to try out 3DS homebrew, and at least I was able to mess around with GameYob.
Can someone please help me. I have a n3ds XL version 10.3 with ironhax. I really only care about emulators and custom themes. Not interested in pirating 3ds games. Is there any reason for me to downgrade my system? I really want to find an answer before they patch it tomorrow.
Nintendo probably won't cry over a few thousand sales lost to piracy.
But most games on the 3DS are not MADE by Nintendo. They're published by Nintendo, sure, but not made by them.
And it's the makers that suffer when one Anon converts another Anon to piracy.
anon, i'm one of the guys that was helped out and now plays free games
you didn't lose anything by helping me hack my system: i have an 3ds from a rich friend, he gifted it to me in august 2015 because he got bored of it
the console had only pokemon y and persona q, and i couldn't afford buying games for it (salary here is 300 euros while games cost 60)
nintendo didn't lose any money because i had nothing to give to begin with
im playing etrian odysey and stella glow right now and i enjoy them... games on nintendo systems are the only games that are fun anymore...
anon i'm sure most people who could afford buying games wouldn't bother with the hacking process and the risks (even though i found it fun)
So I'm thinking of buying a N3DS or N3DSXL to try this. How long do you guys think this hack will remain viable? And will it still work with newer games?
Also, should I get the regular or XL N3DS?
You pirate Nintendo games to support the competitors? You know that you could buy used if you wanted Nintendo to not get your money, right?
At least be honest and admit that you don't like what Nintendo is doing and don't feel bad about playing free vidya at their expense.
Still have to buy the 3DS hardware mate and buying software which they "localized" over here still means you support what they are doing.
Your saying vote for your wallets. I have by buy the 3DS hardware system. If they don't bring the games in the current format like what the fans done in Fire Emblem Fates, well why don't Nintendo do the sensible thing?
Why not hire the group that already fan translated the game similar what SE done with FF-0.
3DS hardware sales matter to Nintendo. They made the box. Software sales less so.
Square Enix's software sales matter to Square because they made Bravely Default. Hardware sales less so, because they didn't make the box.
Nintendo won the second you bought a 3DS. Square Enix still needs to win, and can't do it with Anon's converting each other to piracy.
>If Nintendo of Japan is smart, they'll notice you exist and next time they'll release a region free console and leave the localisations to better people.
And you are honestly willing to put money on these odds?
A few weeks yet. This won't be fixed by Nintendo as early as some people seem to think.
I advice N3DS if only because it runs a little quicker and that's always nice.
Now that I think about it, I think I know how I screwed up. I downloaded it to OneDrive initially, and I was getting the "the file's copy will not have certain properties" message.
Sorry if the question sounds stupid but I haven't been following much the 3DS hack progression recently.
O3DS in 6.1 here, worth upgrading to 10.3 for the easy peasy installer? I used to have rxTools on it but I needed the memory card for something else and now It looks like a vanilla 6.1. I remember the cfw set up process to be a pain in the ass and it required to go on a website to launch the Emunand every time I booted the console. Are there better alternatives now?
probably 50 bucks on 200 to 1 odds if I was a betting man.
But lets take for example the Fire Emblem Fates and Awakening now.
Awakening sales went through the roof cause there was no "hacked" 3DS, also they censored the game.
Fire Emblem Fates they are gonna do the same thing but this time, there's already a fan group which bet them to the punch and already translated lets say 3/4 of the game which is in less time than what 8-4 did.
Now if people start playing the Fire Emblem fates over the 8-4 dub I wonder what this would entail and if Nintendo have any fucking sense whatsoever they would hire the fantranslator similar to what SE done with FF-type 0 fantranslation.
Yeah, be quick though. 10.3 will not be available once Nintendo launches 10.4 which will happen very soon.
Then just wait a few hours for the installer to leave closed-beta and download it.
>not pirating games and buying the ones that you think the company has earned your money
>not pirating and using translation patches and buying the jap version of censored games
If i can't get coldboot to install properly, can i just get away with using menuhax to boot into my emuNAND?
I haven't been following this at all, and have never hacked my 3ds before. What will this allow me to do? Will I be able to download all future 3DS titles as well? What do i need to get started? Will it work on my 3DS XL?
It will work. But now is not a clever time to do so. There's an installer on the way by the people who found the original exploit. It'll be out in a few hours, and it will save you hours of downgrading, tutorials, workarounds and broken links.
Plz send help, I followed this guide: http://pastebin.com/QhDq5iyW
and I got rxtools installed but when i try to go to emunand or sysnand it just stops. What should I do? I read that the CFW I installed might not be the best choice, should I install a different one?
So I finally updated to RX10.3 and everything but now all my games got lost because I fucked up one step and formated emunand back then, I have the files but how do I restore them? I noticed these 4 files have all the data (over 12gb), so what can I do? Do I really have to install all the cias over again? If so, where are located the save datas?
The point is to achieve things you cannot do on 10.3. Which is why we downgrade. Keeping a downgraded version around without CFW is pointless. It's just a slightly worse 3DS than a 10.3 3DS.
I won't be able to install anything on my brother's 3DS for CFW until tomorrow, but I know you need another entryway into homebrew to install menuhax. Is there ANYTHING else I can use, like oothax?
What the fuck, so I have to update and the downgrade again with this? Can I just chill with 9.2 and install cfw the hard way? I don't think I'll even manage to update before 10.4 hits desu.
sysupdater freezes a lot. It took me about 8 tries or so to get it to work. Unless you really want to downgrade your system now, wait till the gbatemp installer or w/e since that supposedly have 0 chance of bricking.
I have cakes CFW installed, but the CIAs i have installed on the emuNand keep disapearing. the CIAs in question are FBI, tinyformat, and the homebrew launcher. I encounter the same problem on sysNAND with pasta running.
Out of all the people who did the hack for the N3DS XL, following the steps EXACTLY as they were told, how many people got bricked. I want to do this but literally the only thing stopping me is the fear of bricking.
you mongoloid.... what part of connect your charger before trying to update you didnt get??
Try it but be advised, unless you pic a nice lady or a cool guy they would most likely deny you a refund because you fucked up the product, not them, unless you just bought it yesterday
Don't tell them the truth, obviously. Tell them you took it out of the box and tried to set it up only to be greeted by "some weird blue screen with text on it". Best chance you've got.
In the future, don't be a fuckwit and plug in devices while firmware is updating.
You can't deny having all these games to never play feels really good
I bought a GateWay a long time ago, but I haven't used my 3DS (original) in like half a year. I didn't realize this whole thing had a time limit.
Is there a reason for me to update? Will my GateWay still work?
If I update now, and only update, will I be able to complete the Hack later? Or do I need to do everything before 10.4 hits?
You should be fine with sliderhax since it works on anything below 10.3 if I'm not mistaken. But if you're worried for the sake of consistency you could always update anyway. 10.3 is cracked right open, so even if it's not necessary the only downside is wasted time.
OK GUYS IM GONNA BE A JACKASS HERE BUT HERE WE GO. I have a 3ds on 9.2 vanilla nothing installed and i dont have a SD card yet might get one tomorrow. what do i need to do to get free games? do i need gateway or something? send me a link or give me a quickrundown I WANT IN ON THIS
how do you know if your emu/sysnands are unlinked?
>took out sd card
>put back in sd card
but it went back to my old account, and i still have to unwrap games everytime i boot into emunand. did i miss a step?
Ok cool but should i update and then downgrade like some other anons are saying or just stick with 9.2? i remember a long time ago getting the 9.2 update for pirating but i never did it but if i dont need a gateway then im all on board.
I'm already at 9.2.0-20U after configuring my GateWay a while ago. The guide I'm reading is giving me instructions to downgrade from 10.3.
AM I SUPPOSED TO UPGRADE TO 10.3 AND DOWNGRADE, OR DO I JUST KEEP 9.2.0-20U?
Friend, I understand why you would have some trepidation about this process, but use your brain. The whole point of the first step is to get back to 9.2.0-20. What exactly would upgrading accomplish?
Is there a fucking reason why I can't get the "Theme checker" for Howling theme to work?
Ok cool great awesome. Sorry for being an idiot but i have a couple more questions. Do i need more than one SD card for emunand and CFW or whatever or should one new SD card work? i just wanna pirate guys
Yeah, literally 1 second before my post went through.
But my main question is: Since I'm already at 9.2.0-20, does this time limit apply to me? Can I just do all this shit tomorrow or later this week, when I'm not tired, and not worry about missing out?
>not installing menuhax as an easy way to get to homebrew WITHOUT needing the browser.
Come on m8.
Get to installing menuhax.
By far the easiest way to launch cakes or rXtools without all the hassle of opening the browser and going to the site.
The good news is you can delete cias when you're done installing them
The bad news is a lot of games are a gig or more.
Since 9.9. This is why people are flipping their shit and saying to do this ASAP: when 10.4 comes out, and if you either softbrick or are above 9.8, you're shit out of luck.
I think you're going to be alright here, but I'm not quite sure myself. If I were you, I would at least create your emunand and install CFW before the maintenance time tomorrow. You've got until 5pm pacific time, so you've got time to sleep.
And hell, 10.4 is all speculation at this point. It hasn't been explicitly stated that this is the purpose of that maintenance, but the timing was just too convenient for it not to be.
Well, it's good to have menuhax set up before you downgrade.
That way, you can open sysupdater easily and retry and retry and retry until it works without having to deal with opening the web broswer every single time.
Say what you will about everyone else, but I plan on purchasing another 3DS anyway. I want a New 3DS but not xl and NOA decided that we can't have any without importing a region locked console. I 'hacked' my 3DS so I could consolidate all of my games onto internal memory and not have to worry about carrying around a cartridge. I otherwise would not even be playing my 3DS without this and I probably would have sold it. When I hacked it, I downloaded a shit ton of games at least a year ago that I have yet to play anyway. I doubt I will ever play them and I certainly would have never bought them.
There are some games that are impossible to get otherwise without pirating.
Also, the amount of people pirating versus the amount of people buying the games is still pretty minor. By the time most people hear of this hack they will have already updated to 10.4.
And one more thing: it may surprise you, but most people doing this are not that bright. There are a (well there were) a decent amount of bricks because people couldn't be assed to read the instructions at least once or download the proper files for their version of 3DS. I'm sure that at least some of these people bought a new 3ds because of that.
What? So it doesn't even make a difference if you're already on 9.2. I thought you meant you wouldn't be able to use it on sysNAND.
I bet a new version of the downgrader will come out anyway. Nintendo seems really bad at this shit. How in the fuck can they still not detect pirated cias?
I got all this set up in about 4 or so hours.
Protip: If you're on a regular 3ds (3ds, 3ds xl, 2ds) sysupdater has a way higher chance of working
Oh yeah and you can get a 16 gig sd card from best buy for like $10 OR a 32 gig micro sd for ~$12
I've been following the retard guide (http://pastebin.com/EBKipkPW) and I'm up to the part of installing custom themes. However, when I try to access it through the Health and Safety app I just get the Health and Safety app.
It mentions Big Blue Menu and I see that he has a guide for that right under it. Should I just install Big Blue Menu or should I try to get FBI working?
I only know what I've read. 9.9 apparently released with a dummy browser which prevents you from using it unless you're fully updated.
Yeah, if you're below that then you're fine. Sorry for the clumsy phrasing.
Do the games get installed on the SD card?
If so should I be using something bigger than 4gbs?
If so, am I able to use a microsd card with an adapter? My 3ds currently says it cant detect an sd card with said adapter
If you get stuck on a color (Red and yellow are common) Just turn your ds off and re-open browserhax.
Try scanning this qr code instead.
Copypasting from hbg
I downloaded a bunch of VC cias but the GBA ones never work, always gives me an error. NES/GB/GBC games work fine and I followed this tutorial https://gbatemp.net/threads/release-agb_firm-signature-patcher-gba-rom-converter.390313/ and it still didn't work. Do I have to install the GBA cia in NAND instead of sd? I just want to play Sacred Stones without shitting out 100 dollars to buy it off of amazon
Yup, you want menuhax loader.
Make sure you go to configure and set it so that menuhax loads only when you press a certain button as you turn on your ds.
Do that after you install it.
Oh, and if it gives you an error the first time, turn off your ds, go to the themes thing, open it, let it create the data, and then DON'T CHANGE IT. LEAVE IT ALONE.
Then re-open broswerhax, re-load homebrew, and install menuhax
>do this ASAP
Not that guy but if I've already downgraded and readded homebrew today will I be ok for tomorrow if Nintendo releases this update?
Do I have to add cfw NOW or can it wait until tomorrow when I understand this shit? I'm also following the "retarded" guide
>mfw I got everything working fine and there are retards in this thread having problems and bricking their systems
I'm on a 2DS, and I have it GateWay ready. I'm just worried about messing it up so my GateWay doesn't work, since it has on my bigger micro-SD cards in it.
I don't know if I want to put that inside the system instead for this hack or not.
everything was working splendid for a couple days then I made the mistake of clicking "devmode" in rxtools and now I can't get a single game or application to boot in emunand, all I can do is fuck around in the menu, games don't show "open" at the bottom of the screen, and touching them on the screen just soft-freezes it, leaving the music playing
The fuck did I do? I assume some of my firmware files for emunand are broken but how do you fix that without losing your shit?
>That one dude that downloaded new 3ds sysupdate files for his "old" 3ds.
I felt so bad.
Not that smug anime shitposter, I used this guide.
And here's some CIA files that you will eventually need.
I used this for the whole process
He doesn't hold your hand the whole way but it's pretty straightforward
If you want to boot into menuhax automatically, all you have to do is go back into homebrew, re-open menuhax, go to the configure option, and then just follow the steps.
Ok guys one last question tonight. I have a 4 gb card and my 3ds is on 9.2 vanilla. is a 4gb card enough to get everything working and then copy paste everything on a bigger sd card tomorrow once i get one? Also should i wait for the GBA temp all one stop shop to boot up or should i just follow what the retard pastebin says? thanks for all the help anons.
>I assume some of my firmware files for emunand are broken but how do you fix that without losing your shit?
You restore the backup that you made because you definitely made one because all the guides TELL YOU TO DO THIS MULTIPLE FUCKING TIMES right?
95% of /v/ is fucking retarded. I swear.
fuck fuck fuck fuck
Okay guys this isn't a dumb question like usual.
Planning on buying a n3ds this Tuesday or Wednesday. It probably will be on something lower than 10.3. If I immediately block Nintendo's update servers, can I use an exploit to downgrade to 9.2 from say, 9.6? Also, if it's already on 10.3, could we use smealum's dns so I could open the browser without the update alert?
This is all assuming Nintendo patches it soon.
>Started on this shit exhausted after a 14 hour flight
>Got everything working in 3 hours
Yep, as long as you use .cia's for both you'll be fine. Just don't try to use the eshop to update a EUR game of course, because it'll install USA update files and cause problems or some shit
where are my save datas located??
I fucked up and I dont know how to restore them, I have the files I just dont know where to put them
I would really appreciate it if you faggots would read the thread (but no one ever does) so look here: >>323517824
If you're on 10.3 you're good. If you're not on 10.3 update before tomorrow or be left without hacks.
Don't update beyond 10.3 for any reason until the installer is out.
I have everything installed, ating free games and everything, i justwant to know if i can update without ruining everything, i want to use the eshop to update instead of downloading and installing via fbi or bbm
pls respond im a idiot and i deserve to die i know just help me please i swear
Does anyone have a link to theatrhythm curtain call as a .cia? USA/EUR are both fine. I just checked a ton of different 3dsiso threads and google links but was only able to download a .cia for the DLC and not the game itself. Any mega link for the game itself was taken down or .3ds.
Yes it will be fine. Just go through the entire thing, the only reason you'd need a bigger SD card is for games...
Make sure to get another point of entry, menuhax, coldboot, etc...because internet browser won't work forever.
Bump for my own question
Unless you have a gateway you
>Update to 10.3 normally
BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE
>If your sd card is bigger than 32 gigs, format it to FAT 32
>Put the starter zip (yes, unzip it) onto the sd card you want to use
>Open the intenet browser, click the wrench thing when it pops up, select initialize save data
>Let the browser close
>Use the camera to scan this QR code >>323528368
>You'll get redirected to what looks like a blank page with a slider thing in the top left corner. Tap it
IT MIGHT NOT WORK RIGHT AWAY, DON'T PANIC, just turn the ds off and rescan the qr code
>Let homebrew load when it eventually does
>Go to menuhax
>READ THE INSTRUCTIONS
>IF IT TELLS YOU TO GO TO THE HOME MENU AND OPEN THEMES AND LET IT CREATE DATA, DO THAT
>Just don't change the theme after you install menuhax, it won't work correctly
>install it (menuhax) right away so you don't have to deal with opening the browser every time you want to get to homebrew, even get to homebrew without an internet connection
>after it installs go to configure and select the option to let you start up menuhax by pressing a button
>get that set up, wait for it to finish, press start to exit, turn off the ds, press the button you picked and wait for it to work
It won't work every time
And don't freak out when you see static and stuff. That's normal.
Same if it gets stuck on a color and doesn't load, just turn it off and try again.
>If you still unwrap games at the home screen when you boot into emu that means your shit is still linked right?
either that or you have an out of region rom that isn't region free patched
if its the first just format your emunand with your card in. you shouldnt lose any info, but backup just in case.
Oh right forgot to mention I hold the L button to get into homebrew which would be menuhax right
So I have 9.2 and homebrew launcher as of now going to get into cfw later tomorrow just hope I'm not late on the update aspect of emu and
Anyone? This would be good for everyone to know.
Ok so just so we are clear. once im done with everything on the 4gb card i have right as we speak i can copy and paste all the hacks and shit from there into the bigger SD card tomorrow and everything will be good?
you guys are a godsend. also it will probably be on a 10.3 software since thats what other anons are saying
I love you guys going through the setups now. Hopefully everything turns out smooth.
You're fine. They won't be able to update physical in-store units by Wednesday, so they'll be on 10.3 and the installer from gbatemp will be out by then.
You'll get CFW and a hell of a lot easier than the rest of these Anons with 0 brick chance.
Good luck anon-kun
Gonna go at it tomorrow with my N3DS.
So I'm hearing about this CFW installer... I know I need to be on 10.3. Should I just update now and wait for it to release? Or do I have time to try and hack my 3DS now?
What do you mean it didn't work?
All you have to do is LITERALLY hit install.
Yes you can
As long as you can get the internet browser working on whatever version you have, you're good.
But from there you need to upgrade/downgrade to 9.2
Line 5 of this pastebin
Get menuhax so you can get to homebrew without needing the web browser.
DO NOT CHANGE THE HOME THEME ONCE YOU HAVE IT INSTALLED, YOU WILL FUCK UP MENUHAX AND IT WON'T WORK AFTER.
Did this all in 4 hours
Unlink your nands
Use tiny format
Get a bigger sd card.
You can't copy paste everything, but the whole process is pretty easy to re-do, should you need to.
You realize most people are following the same guide, right?
Well it isn't out yet, so I can't argue that it's a BETTER idea, but I'm pretty sure it'll be a SAFER idea. Meaning no chance to brick, and higher chance that everything will work perfectly.
It'll take you a lot less time and a lot less can go wrong, so maybe "better" is the correct word.
When will this reddit meme shit end? Get out.
Sweet jesus fucking finally a stable install. I'll update my 3DS to 10.3 tomorrow before 10.4 drops.
Busy downloading a bunch of .cia files right now. But I'll buy a 32GB MicroSD card once I finish the CFW process.
Does that super retard proof three click installer include Browserhax/menuhax or no? I know those are easy, but are you expected to get them before using the installer?
I know, right? All these tutorials and dead links and workarounds and variables confuse the hell out of me. I'm thankful as fuck a good old fashion retard-proof installer is soon out.
so ive just been using browserhax and i wanted to use menuhax to boot rxtools. menuhax worked before i set up rxtools but now it just hangs on red and when its loading up it says script terminated. everyones saying browserhax will be patched but do i have to worry about that since i already have a cfw?
>listening to /v/
>You realize most people are following the same guide, right?
And most people are idiots. What's your point? There would be a lot less questions if people just linked the actual guide that answers pretty much every stupid question that people ask in these threads.
Anon, it's pretty foolproof.
Like these threads aren't enough proof.
>shitposting at a time like this
I can greentext too.
sorry for being late to the party but is 3DS fully hackable now? I can now play pirated games to it?
if yes, let's say I buy a 3DS tomorrow, how do I check if its 9.2 or 10.3? Will I be able to ask the store or see in the box if its 9.2 or 10.3?
Help! and thanks!
Like >>323524794 said, they expect you to be as vanilla as possible. So the less modification the better. A clean update to 10.3 and a formatted (with backup of your shit of course) 3DS is probably as clean as you'll need to be.
Read over the 3DS downgrade and CFW install guide and it didn't seem that bad, but N3DS is apparently different, a bunch of variables to delete/rename/install and it's just a gigantic clusterfuck at the moment.
Thank you brothas. I'll try to respond to other anons and help when I can
i haven't changed anything since the 1st day
my sysnand is 9.2, emunand is 10.3
will this >>323517824 make it so i don't have to boot rxtools through the browser?
or am i too far passed it? all my games etc work already
>rxtools through the browser?
Yes you won't have to do this anymore, but don't forget that >>323524794 so you might want to get rid of as much of the custom shit as possible as to not mess with the installer.
Listen im on 9.2 vanilla. nothing but a 4gb card with link between worlds on it. is it better and safer to upgrade and use the retard proof installer or go about doing everything right now with the retard guide? im just not sure if the gbatemp installer will work or not.
>Get your 3ds
>Turn it on
>Go to system settings
>Look at what it says on the top screen in the corner
No, you won't be able to "ask" the store what firmware it is.
I bought a 2ds 2 days ago and it came on 6.0 firmware right out of the box.
It's a different story on /vg/ and double chan's /v/
>installed smash updates and DLC
can play as cloud and ryu without paying a dime
what a time to be alive
Now I just need a bigger SD card
HBl loader by yellow8, look at his github. Use FBI to install the .cia, see my answer below to install FBI
As for the second thing, use rxtools (follow the 3DS Piracy image guide for more info on that) and inject fbi to emunand. You'll figure it out, just get rxtools first and go through all of it's menus.
>need to unlink nnid so i have to format at some point
>svdt has issues backing up save data for most games i own
Fuck everything, I am not about to sacrifice my save files, not even for an opened console. Send help.
It's cool, it's new tech anyway. You won't need to downgrade when you have the installer.
The installer will take care of that for you.
As to why you need to downgrade at all it's because it supports CFW, which will let you run code Nintendo otherwise wouldn't allow and emulate and pirate and shit.
I'm just speaking from what I've read, so I can't give you any 100% guarantee that the gbatemp installer will work. All that's essentially confirmed is what it will do and that it works in 10.3.
A guide will leave room for human error. An installer won't. I'd advice the installer.
And it'll be out in a few hours so you have nothing to lose by waiting.
Based on the fact that it'll be a 3-click installer I'm guessing it'll have one step where you pick region, NA, EU or JAP. One step where you specify if you want to create a backup or not, and one step to be "sure you want to start".
Honestly, when the installer comes out I doubt even a braindead sheep would NEED a guide.
The installer is said to be retard-proof beyond reason. It'll probably have like, 2 buttons in all.
>HBL on emunand
inject (install) a Home brew launcher app as a .CIA Through a CIA installer like FBI or big blue menu
>installing fbi to emunand after unlinking nands
It should be there.
Use Tiny Format to unlink nands
>Download link is at line 40
>The part explaining it is at line 54
Follow the instructions about opening pasta and installing it from sysnand carefully.
Yes it will. However you can backup your saves and shit by storing everything on your SD card, so you can restore them when you're on 10.3 or when you're back from the installer's instructions.
Not putting the files in the right places gives you an error message when you try to run the program.
Downgrading isn't that bad if you're on a regular 3ds.
Regular means 3ds, 3dsXL, 2ds
Holy fuck lads, it only took me a few days but I finally got everything setup properly.
>auto coldboot into emunand when power button is pressed
>sysnand at 9.2, emunand at 10.3
>bigbluemenu because FBI is shit
>playing rhythm tengoku
yfw the installer is a ruse and a bunch of anons get bricked systems
Based on what some Anon said it's shown a 100% success rate in the closed beta. Open beta probably begins the second the Europoors wake up (apparently the team is from Europe, who'd have thought?).
THIS IS WHY IM FREAKING OUT HERE WHAT DO I DO.
How is it almost over if you can just choose not to update?
>Waiting for Rhythm Tengoku and other shit to install
>Helping anons here while waiting
The music in rhythm tengoku is so fucking good.
The only way for you to possibly fuck this up is downloading "new" 3ds files if you're on a "regular" 3ds: 3DS, 3DSXL, or 2DS
It's not hard to fuck up by any means as long as you double check the instructions and the file types you have.
You'd rather take the words of random strangers on a site where your reputation has no bearing than the word of the people who found the initial exploit and have essentially been the life-force of this entire project and have their names and reputations to think about?
How do I recover all of my old games/saves from my old SysNAND backup?
I still have the files and everything but I can't truly recover them thanks to the database tinkering.
My friend also has this issue
Im on old 3DS 9.2, attempting to install RXTools. System NAND is backed up, Emunand is formatted, but whenever I load up menuhax and try to run RXTools I either get the title popping up for a second and rebooting, or just a red bottom screen that flashes twice and then runs back to homebrew, any help here?
It's bullshit made up by people who don't understand that the Nintendo EULA forbids them updating without your consent. You paid for your product, they can't mess with it unless you allow it.
Frankly, I don't know if it's pure luck, but it definitely wasn't working for me either when I set it to type2, it just loops when CTR tries to autoboot into rxtools. So I reverted back to the default trigger method which is holding the L button when booting up.
Tried to boot it again with type2 today after updating my emunand to 10.3 and it somehow worked this time, so I'm not sure what happened. You can try, but just be sure not to accidentally update your sysnand.
same issue here, but I want to know where my emunand save files are so I could restore them
You stop ignoring shitposting faggots, read the pastebin guides
http://pastebin.com/ndvW5Aji, double check your files and make sure you don't download "new" 3ds files if you're doing this on a regular 3ds: Like a 3DS, 3DSXL or a 2DS
>tfw helped like 20 people over the past couple days.
Here's a tl;dr
Then just continue on the pastebin guide
that you posted, yes.
Remember to install menuhax before, so you can have an easier time opening sysupdater and DOWNGRADING to 9.2.
Yes. You can (and very easily might) brick with CFW. You're messing with the kernel. A missing semi-colon at the end of a line of code by some almost-asleep programmer can be all it takes. RNG-hell awaits.
The good news is that there is an installer on the way by the same folks who initially found and exploited the current exploit. See >>323517824
I advice getting to 10.3 and then sitting tight for a few hours.
So I want to transfer my MHX save data from my brothers 3ds to mine, but how do I do it?
It's better to downgrade and setup your cfw manually instead of using an installer, because it helps you understand how a bunch of stuff works, and know the important dos and don'ts when messing around with your shit.
Read some of the earlier posts
I feel like the update will just patch the browser exploits. Haven't cia installers been a thing for many updates now? Updates still haven't affected custom cia installs.
I'm sure it will all still work as long as your system is already hacked before updating. If not then you will still be able to restore an emuNAND backup that you made while on 10.3