How to use NitroHax (Including Patching TWL Steps)

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  1. ShinyMK
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    ShinyMK known as @initPRAGMA

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    A LOT of people seem to have issue's using this script and/or NitroHax for very simple reasons, I'm here to stop you from wasting an hour trying to get around bugs :rofl2:

    Download Centre
    NitroHax (duh)
    R4CCE
    cheats.xml

    You need to be using Luma 6.0.1-DEV (I recommend the Hourly DEV version)
    It now works on Luma-NORMAL, To get it, Update to Luma Hourly or wait for Release 6.0.2+
    If you use Luma-NORMAL, Make sure to put twlBg.cxi in sd:/luma/ (NOT SysModules)
    Yet again another big change! You no longer need to patch twlBg.cxi manually!
    Hooray!

    Yet ANOTHER big change!, You no longer need a patched twlBg.cxi, Update to the latest Luma and NitroHax and you will no longer need it to be patched!

    Part I (Updating Luma)

    1) Download the latest version of Luma3DSUpdater;
    2) Open Luma3DSUpdater and update your Luma to the latest version (6.1.2 or newer required);
    3) Power off your 3DS;

    Part II (Turning on twlBg patches)
    1) Hold select while Powering On your 3DS;
    2) Select "Enable experimental TwlBg patches";
    3) Press Start to save Configuration;
    To be able to play games normally that dont work with Nitro, You MUST disable this to play it, Even when booting normally.


    Part III (Getting cheats!)
    1) Download the `cheats.xml` file from the Download Center; (Region doesn't matter)
    2) Download and Open `R4CCE` (Revolution 4 Cheat Code Editor);
    3) `File` -> `Open` -> `Downloaded cheats.xml`.
    4) Remove all games you don't have and/or don't plan on getting as the final cheats.xml file MUST be under 2,500kb (2.5mb) or it can't load!
    5) Once you have the cheats.xml and its under 2.5mb, Put it on the root of your 3DS SD Card.
    Done! If any game/cheat is missing just click `Add Game` or `Add Cheat`.

    Now you can enjoy using cheats!
    Did this tutorial help? Hit the like button on the bottom right :D
    If you tested a game not in the list below please post a reply saying if Nitro works for your game.

    Confirmed Supported Games (As Of 0.95)
    Mario Kart DS
    Pokemon Diamond/Pearl/Platinum Version
    Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilver Version
    Advance Wars: Dual Strike
    Nintendogs
    Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day!
    New Super Mario Bros
    Sonic Rush
    Sonic Rush Adventure
    Animal Crossing
    Drawn To Life: The Next Chapter
    Six Flags Fun Park
    Nintendogs: Lab and Friends
    The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
    Pokemon Ranger
    Need for Speed: Carbon - Own the City
    The World Ends with You
    Crazy Frog Racer

    Confirmed Unsupported Games (As Of 0.95)
    Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilver Version - Boots, but cant get past the save screen;

    Possibly Unsupported Games (As Of 0.94) - I need these re-tested!
    Pokemon Black/White Version - Doesn't Boot;
    Pokemon Black2/White2 Version - Doesn't Boot;
    Golden Sun: Dark Dawn - Doesn't Boot;
    Wario Ware DIY - Doesn't Boot; :(
    Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story - Doesn't Boot;
    Drawn To Life: Collection - Doesn't Boot;
    Monster Jam: Urban Assault - Doesn't Boot;
    Spongebob's Boating Bash - Doesn't Boot;
    Moshi Monsters Moshling Zoo - Doesn't Boot;

    F.A.Q
    Q: I get a white screen when booting from Nitro but not when I boot normally;
    A: The game is unsupported, Please post it below so I can add it to the list;
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    Got a Question not here? Post it below.
     
    Last edited by ShinyMK, Sep 8, 2016


  2. Hadobedo

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    I made the cxi file and it's 3,072 bytes. Whenever I try to launch Nitrohax or any DS game, it brings me to a black screen. When I delete the cxi file off my sd, they work again. Any help?
     
  3. ShinyMK
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    The cxi file is corrupt, If its 3,000 bytes/3kb then it failed to load Python - Follow this tutorial as if you never ever started making the cxi and you will be golden. (That means uninstall python and devkitpro if you have them installed)
     
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    Alright, i'll try reinstalling. Thanks for writing the guide!
     
  5. Exaltys

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    Since we are just placing patched files in the luma folder on the sd card this is easily revertible by just deleting the files we added, correct?
     
  6. ShinyMK
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    Yes. Correct - Just delete the .cxi along with sysmodules folder if you dont have anything else in it.
     
  7. Exaltys

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    There is a crucial step is missing for those few people who follow the steps to the T. After copying your dump, you need to rename the file "firmware_twl.bin".
     
  8. ShinyMK
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    Forgot about this edited!
     
  9. Viri

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    Well, I tried your guide and my file is 1.23 MB (1,291,264 bytes, I'm on the latest Luma version(holding down select says so!).

    When I open the program, I get "fatinitDefault failed!"
     
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  11. ShinyMK
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    You are on the ltest "normal" luma version but not the latest "dev" luma version.
    Download LumaUpdater.cia and use that to update to the latest hourly dev version.

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    This tutorial generates the .cxi for NitroHax
     
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  13. Viri

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    I just downloaded the Luma updater, and updated to the latest hourly dev version, and I still get the same error.
     
  14. Posghetti

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    "cp" is not a recognized command
     
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    It was never mentioned to be installed .-. I'll run the setup and see if it changes anything
     
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    cp is a linux command
     
  18. Deck of Noobs

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    https://github.com/PokeAcer549/twl_firm_patcher download cxis from here if you can't generate them for some reason

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    remember to remove o3ds_/n3ds_ from the title of the cxi if you're downloading from there
     
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  19. ShinyMK
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    Please follow the Troubleshooting at the bottom of the Thread

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    Dont install CgyWin, It's not needed - The cp error is the Linux equivalent of "copy", To fix it you need to install Devkitpro.
    Also uninstall Python, Then reinstall it and when your at a screen with features scroll down and click The X on the Python Path feature.
    Now restart your PC (MUST)

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    These will work but they might not work for certain systems as I do believe it tailors depending on 3DS Region.
    But if you cant get it done then it will be your last shot.
     
  20. WarioTails358

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    I'm on the latest luma3ds dev version 6.0.1-DEV
    The twlBg.cxi is 1,263 kb or 1.23mb and is located in luma/sysmodules on my microsd card on my new Nintendo 3ds.
    Nitrohax boots and my game cart of golden sun dark dawn is not inserted until the message to insert it appears.
    I insert it and press start, the cheats show up and I check one of them and then click start game.
    And my game is stuck on a white screen and does not boot.
    but I know nitrohax works since it booted my copy of Mario kart ds.