Help with Homebrew launcher

Discussion in '3DS - Homebrew Development and Emulators' started by JordanB500, Jun 18, 2017.

  1. JordanB500
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    So i thought id make a thread for this issue im having so i have recently been trying to run homebrew on my new 3ds xl but im new to this kind of thing and i found a hackrom i wanted to try but it requires a few things such as custom firmware and then i found the homebrew launcher and most options seem impossible for me or patched(also idk anything about payloads, where they go what they do etc), so i found oot3dhax and i managed to download it well enough and with hans i can run the hack rom after many steps so that leaves me with the biggest problem im using version 11.4.0-37u firmware assuming that homebrew launcher does work and for this version how would i know how to activate/use it there is no instructions so if im understanding this correctly in order to use oot3dhax it requires the homebrew launcher which requires oot3dhax? any help would be appreciated or you could tell me how useless it would be to attempt such a thing
     


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    So you got homebrew working?

    This is right, it's a secondary exploit meaning you need a second console with access to homebrew already, or a PowerSaves device.
     
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    i also have an old 3ds xl that is at 11.3.0-36u
     
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    Oh that's easy then! Install CFW with https://3ds.guide and then use your hacked console to install CFW on your new console. The only issue is if you have NNIDs on both consoles, they will get stuck together.
     
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    Yeah I believe they are raw save game images.
     
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    Alright. Here goes...
    Since you have 11.4, you can install CFW (custom firmware) with very specific DSiWare or a hardmod. Follow 3ds.guide.
    If you'd like to use the old3DS instead, you can use SoundHax to install CFW (custom firmware). Follow 3ds.guide.
     
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    sorry im confused in the file i downloaded there are two folders one says cardids_45fe009000000000 and the other says cardids_c2fe009000000000 which do i use and if these powersaves backups are payloads then what about the one i have on my microsd?
     
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    The PowerSaves backups are what you restore to the cartridge. Payloads go on your SD. The two files are probably different ones for the two cart revisions. Try one, and if it doesn't work, try the other.
     
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    ok ive tried using soundhax on my old 3ds and it worked for the most part when i got to the step VI on https://3ds.guide/finalizing-setup i am stumped it doesnt tell me what to launch i tried running the luma 3ds updated which had no options tried using hblauncher which just crashed and tried using luma 3ds with the rosaline menu and im stuck
     
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    What is it doing? You should be able to open Download Play and have the homebrew menu come up. And select FBI from there.
     
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    Isn't that step iii, unless op is confused. Step vi is moving stuff to ctr-nand(boot.firm and the luma folder).
     
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    ty idk why it cant just say open fbi and run ctrnand now im at the part where it says copy patchs which isnt an option in ctrnand or the main menu

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    er i meant copy path(s)
     
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    Don't mean to be rude but are you reading the guide, I mean really reading the guide?
    You're meant to be in Godmode9(hold start when you turn on the 3ds/2ds), tho you can do this in FBi(well I don't see why you shouldn't be able to, but I'm not an expert)
     
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    Section IV is installing cias:
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    Follow exactly what it says - it tells you exactly what buttons to press and in what order.
     
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    Still not step vi
     
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    ? There's no "Step IV"
    The sections have Roman numerals and then each step in each section is in Arabic numerals.
     
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    im past that part in the guide now i finished everything as it said to do however i was unable to update luma3ds as it says to do because it was already at the latest version

    now im wondering now that my old 3ds has working homebrew how do i get homebrew on my new3ds using my old one as some methods state that you need 2 3ds's to do it