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Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Cyan, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. Lacius

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    It is as easy as replacing the boot.firm file on the root of your SD card, yes. Alternatively, you can also use Luma Updater from the 3DS itself, which will download and replace the boot.firm file for you.

    If you want to be able to boot your 3DS with the latest version of Luma3DS without an SD card, you need to make sure you copy the latest Luma3DS boot.firm from your SD card to the root of your CTRNAND. Luma Updater can do this for you.

    You are free to update your 3DS while using B9S and Luma3DS, so there's nothing wrong with being online. However, if you're going to be online with your 3DS, it is recommended you follow these steps to minimize your risk of being banned:
    Since you have B9S and Luma3DS installed, you have no need for Flipnote Studio 3D as a homebrew entry point. You can already use homebrew with Rosalina.

    There are several SNES emulators that could be used on the R4 flashcart, including SnesDS and SNEmulDS. You should use whichever emulator you prefer. However, SNES9x will probably run better. If you use a N3DS, you could just use Virtual Console games, which should run even better.

    Functionally, neither is better than the other. If you prefer to download CIA files on your computer because it's quicker, you can install those with FBI. If you prefer the convenience of downloading and installing games through freeShop, then use that one.
     
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  2. Angelita Perez

    Angelita Perez GBAtemp Regular

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    Thanks for the answers. I read there was problems with luma updater so I thought I ask about just changing boot.firm
    which is super easy. Since I haven't see any errors yet, maybe I should wait to update it.

    "If you want to be able to boot your 3DS with the latest version of Luma3DS without an SD card, you need to make sure you copy the latest Luma3DS boot.firm from your SD card to the root of your CTRNAND. Luma Updater can do this for you."

    Is that better to do? so having luma boot.firm in 2 places in case one doesn't work the others does? sounds like it shouldn't be an option but should be a must? or I don't understand it well! hmm..
     
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  3. blaisedinsd

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    Can I play the EUR version of Miitopia on my USA 3DS with Luma?
     
  4. 210modz

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    Would i be better off doing a hardmod or waiting for a software solution?
     
  5. lone_wolf323

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    What console do you have. what fireware is it. and what exactly are you hoping to be able to do with your system?
     
  6. 210modz

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    It's a new 3ds xl on 11.5. I'd like to run backups and retro.
     
  7. lone_wolf323

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    I do know there are entry points that allow for userland homebrew where you can run apps to restore backups and play retro emulators
     
  8. 210modz

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    I wouldn't be backing up my games but installing cia
     
  9. Quantumcat

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    Buy a 2DS oh 11.3 or less, install CFW on it, use it to install CFW on your N3DS, sell the 2DS. You won't lose anything and might make a profit.
     
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    Why would I buy a 2ds? Hardmod is pretty simple looking. I've done hundreds of RGH's and PS3 downgrades so it's not out of my skill set at all.
     
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    If you are confident with your soldering skills and willing to take the risk then go for it. Make sure you understand exactly what you're doing.
     
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    Is there a way to boot B9S without the SD card like when you had to install a9lh to NAND?
     
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    Is there a way to extract home menu icons? There's one that 3DSGuy created but it doesn't look easy for me to use and he hasn't updated the program in a while, so I'm a bit hesitant on using it.
     
  16. azeluk

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    Hey everyone,

    3ds n00b here in need of some advice.

    I am in the process of purchasing a 1st gen 3ds I would love to have a flash card for it but I'm getting really really confused.

    I've used a flash cart on my ds in the past and it was really simple to use flash it with the kernel drag and drop games etc. But I've heard it's not so simple with the 3ds can any one point me in the direction of a guide or can they tell me of a cart that you can just plug in and play etc.

    Many thanks
     
  17. Quantumcat

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    Just follow https://3ds.guide
     
  18. Uumas

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    Just follow https://3ds.guide You don't need a flashcard
     
  19. azeluk

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    Do I have to install a cfw? I'm not really keen on that.
     
  20. Pyra

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    -snip-

    it's recommended that you do, as a flashcart can only let you play regular ds games and install cfw, and that's it.

    if you just want to play ds games though, you can get an r4i gold 3ds rts here: http://www.nds-card.com/ProShow.asp?ProID=149

    it's your best bet. i think you need cfw to run it but idk for sure.
     
    Last edited by Pyra, Aug 12, 2017 at 12:27 PM - Reason: edit, misread the question and also forgot to add a thing