I wanna Homebrew but scared of getting banned, should I be?

I wanna Homebrew but scared of getting banned, should I be?

ThommyTheBoy
May 20, 2017
I really want to homebrew my N3DS but my NNID is linked to that and if possible I would rather not get it banned.
Is there something like a list of "things you shouldn't do" or am I just over thinking this?

» 13 Answers

  • ArviDroid Best answer
    May 20, 2017
    > Don´t go online on games that hasn´t been officialy released yet.
    > Don´t use cheats while playing online.
    > Don´t display any information that suggests that you are using homebrew, such as picking Homebrew Launcher as your favorite applicationfor your Mii.

    If you follow these guidelines I believe you´ll be safe (given that I haven´t missed anything).
  • ThommyTheBoy
    May 20, 2017
    So basically, don't be an idiot and you'll be fine?
    I probably should have guessed that, but I kinda wanted to know for sure that there isn't a kinda of "Do this and you'll definitly be banned" kinda thing that you can do exedentaly.
    Thanks @ArviDroid! The list is pretty clear!

    If anyone else has to add anything, please still post it, or send me a PM or something!
  • ArviDroid
    May 21, 2017
    Yep. You´re welcome!
  • RosaliinaDaHacker64
    May 23, 2017
    @ArviDroid
    "> Don´t display any information that suggests that you are using homebrew, such as picking Homebrew Launcher as your favorite applicationfor your Mii."

    Do you mean the Friend List? I've been setting FBI as my favourite app for a long time and didn't get banned. :o
  • netovsk
    May 27, 2017
    Yes you should.
  • linuxares
    May 27, 2017
    You are and never will be 100%. Just so you know, you take a risk when using homebrews.
  • vinstage
    May 28, 2017
    Hacking is a risk. End of. I'm not against it in any way, however you choose to take that risk when installing.
    If you are only looking for homebrew, there are multiple tutorials on soundhax ect, however I recommend CFW if you are on 11.2 or down.
  • ThommyTheBoy
    May 28, 2017
    @vinstage I have chosen for taking the risk. I am currently on Boot9Strap + Luma, And even with the banwave still going currently I don't seem to be affected (yet).
  • Arck
    May 28, 2017
    You CAN'T be safe with CFW, I'd just wait which way they used to ban people before, to avoid it.
  • duffmmann
    May 28, 2017
    Well its a gamble. Nintendo appears to now be able to detect CFWs, and as to how, we're not entirely sure because everyone has different circumstances with how they use it and all sorts of these people have gotten banned.

    Ultimately it comes down to this, is the gamble worth it to you? If you do get banned despite how careful you may be, will you be OK with not being able to play 3DS games online and not being able to use Youtube or Netflix on your 3DS. As someone who has been banned, yeah it sucks to lose those features, but I definitely don't regret using a CFW for all the other things it has brought me, the pros have outweighed the cons, and I wouldn't have done it differently regardless.
  • ThommyTheBoy
    May 28, 2017
    @duffmmann Well, I only really play single player anyway. The only thing I would miss is things like in Bravely Default and Second with the village... But I'm not sure I would mind much if I wouldn't be able to go online.
  • RHOPKINS13
    Jun 13, 2017
    I don't think Nintendo can detect CFWs. They simply look for titles with illegitimate title ids.

    If you're really scared of a ban, uninstall any homebrew CIAs you've installed, like FBI, homebrewlauncher_loader, Luma Updater, FreeShop, etc. Using Luma's new Rosalina you can launch the new homebrew menu using a legitimate title id (so while you're running homebrew, it shows up in your Activity Log as something like Health & Safety instead. You can use some piece of shovelware instead to make it look more realistic, nobody spends hours in Health & Safety...)

    Use Cthulu and you can clear your activity log. That should prevent Nintendo from detecting anything, at least for now.
  • Sykoh
    Jun 16, 2017
    The banwaves have stopped, at least we think. https://i.gyazo.com/deb7ef174c624135e52e5fa60d5d18c9.png