If this topic is still stickied, it is still relevant, even if it has not been updated for a while! Don't look at the date of this post! Suggestions for this topic can be made to any staff member. When suggesting changes, please use the Report function by clicking the "Report" link below and entering your suggestions. ------------------------------------------------------------------ This is a simple topic to answer some simple questions: "Is there any progress?", "When will the 3DS be hacked?" .... There are two main hacks: Hardware: Using solutions from flashcart companies focusing (mostly) on piracy and ROM playing (the Gateway 3DS also supports Homebrew, though) Software: Legal and open sources releases from community hackers and developers, focusing on Homebrew. There's also a not-so-legal Custom Firmware floating around which lets you load special "ROMs" (called CIA). Both of these methods work up to System Menu version 9.2 (except Sky3DS and regionFOUR, which work up to 9.8). You should not update beyond this System Menu version. Hardware A few flashcarts for the 3DS have been released (with their clones): Gateway 3DS R4i 3DS Gold DELUXE 3DS Link Orange 3DS MT-Card Sky3DS R5 K3DS QQ3DS All of them can play the currently dumped 3DS ROMs, but only the Gateway 3DS can also run 3DS homebrew. All other flashcarts are NDS Flashcarts which can only play normal DS ROMs on the 3DS. More info: Comparison of Nintendo 3DS Flashcarts (thread). You are encouraged to read the FAQ and the stickied topics which already contains all the answers. Software Software based solutions as Ninjhax or ROP Loader only allow 3DS homebrew to be run and not copyrighted ROMs. There are currently 2 methods for homebrew: The first solution is to use Fierce Waffle's ROP Loader. ROP Loader Homebrew development and release thread. The second method is by using smealum's Ninjahax exploit. You can find more about it here There's also a Custom Firmware floating around which lets you load ROMs. You can find various guides on how to install it here. But remember, do NOT ask for ROMs here on GBAtemp! Emulators There are no emulators with full support for 3DS ROMs. Citra has managed to get Ocarina of Time 3D working, and that's about it. Any other emulator that claims to support 3DS ROMs is fake. There are emulators which emulate the ARM chipsets and let you load some 3DS homebrew (and maybe 0's key re-signed ROMs). - Citra - 3DMoo - TronDS That is all the available information at the moment. Thread update log Update March 28, 2012: Following the usual trend of speculation threads ("when/how the 3DS will be hacked", etc.) ending really bad with flamewars and such, they're now discouraged to be opened. Feel free to post news about eventual hacking progress coming from a RELIABLE source (3Dbrew.org and such), though. ~raulpica Update December 16, 2012: We've heard the first rumblings of a new possible exploit. This absolutely does not mean that a true hack is in sight. (Even though the image posted by Yellows8 was called "We Hacked It") Don't go throwing your money at the computer screen just yet. ~Vulpes Update August 8th, 2013: The Gateway 3DS is the first Flash Kit to be released with 3DS ROM Support. It works through an exploit, meaning that the 3DS has not yet been "hacked". The Flash Kit is currently not working on 3DS firmware 4.5+, however the exploit can be installed on 6.x. The team advises users to never update their 3DS beyond 6.3.0. See their official site for more information: http://www.gateway-3ds.com/. Update March 1st, 2014: Re-formated the message to take new flashcarts and homebrew in account. Added a list of available Flashcarts, and a link to homebrew thread. Added the two emulators.