Hiding icons/title id/ apps/ folder in 3DS home screen

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  1. ofayto
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    Hi everyone.
    I have a question that I need help from you guys.

    Is there any way for me to hide folders/ icons/ app/ title id (more specifically, luma updater, FBI, Homebrew menu, etc) inside my 3DS Home menu?
    Is this even achievable?

    My current 3DS info:
    - Followed https://3ds.guide/ from stock to boot9strap. Currently having Godmode9, Luma, FBI, Themely, etc by following the guide.
    - Now at Emunand sys 11.4, with the original stock version at v 11.3 and below (I guess you guys call it SysNAND?)
    - Installed an official theme via Themely, with BGM in my 3DS

    Thanks in advance to all out there helping newbies out. ^ ^
    Really appreciate the help you guys provide =)
     
  2. Stovven

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    turn off spotpass, if you really want to hide these apps, use a 3dsx version of it, if you want to use them as a cia, change the titleid of the apps, i dont know how though
     
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  3. Ryccardo

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    Visibleness is an attribute inside the icon/smdh, located inside the exefs, located inside the main content (ncch/cxi) of your title(s) of interest

    So yes, it's possible to edit any title to make them not appear on Home (thus being only launchable through another application)
     
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    Omg. Finally someone answered my question ><!

    Thanks for the reply!!!
    I'm a complete newbie here.
    So sorry for my ignorance m(_ _)m

    How do I go about peeking into exefs, which is located inside the main content?
    What additional tool do I need to achieve this? And where could I edit the visiblity attribute? Editing it via a PC or through my 3DS directly?

    Sorry for bombarding a ton of question
    > <
    Thanks for the time you took to read through my post and replying back to it.
    ╰(*´︶`*)╯
     
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  5. Ryccardo

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    You use standard 3DS romhacking tool (ctrtool, 3dstool, makerom) to go from cia to icon and back (see the "CXI" link in my signature for a basic idea)

    Then you use a hex editor to edit the "icon", go to address 2028, and unset the least significant byte (see https://www.3dbrew.org/wiki/SMDH for an explaination of the "icon" file, I understand it's not too obvious for a first timer)

    Good luck!
     
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    Thank you so much for the prompt reply and for the explanation! m(_ _)m

    I'll try to read through the stuff right now and post back here again for the update!

    Once again, thank you so much!!!
    (I can't find the "thanks" button, only "like" button _| ̄|○)
     
  7. ofayto
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    I'm sorry for not seeing you post Stovven >.<
    I've installed Luma updater, FBI, Themely, HBLauncher loader and DSP1 as Cia files, following the 3ds.guide website.
    I don't know how to use 3dsx version of it....
    What is the difference between 3dsx and cia?

    Once again, sorry for not noticing you post >.<!
    Thanks in advance.
     
  8. ofayto
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    @Ryccardo: Hello, I'm here with an update...
    After looking through https://gbatemp.net/threads/very-sm...es-vcs-screen-resolution.401087/#post-6535550 , I am totally at a lost...

    You mentioned in the first line that "Use the trinity instead (ctrtool-3dstool-makerom), making sure to include partition 2:"... What is this partition 2? I tried opening up ctrtool-3dstool-makerom via my laptop. However, the exe just flashes and ended within a second, leaving me clueless in what I could do about it...

    Also, you mentioned "Fully decrypt (cryptofix) the cia with D9 or alternatives"... how am I able to decrypt the cia which I have already installed into the 3DS SD card (more specifically, Luma updater, FBI, Themely, HBLoader, etc...and the folder which I created to put all of these files into)...

    Can I just delete those files altogether (Luma updater, FBI, Themely, HBLoader, etc) via the 3DS Data manager through settings, if I do not plan on using them any longer? This is getting way too complicated when I just want to hide those files >.<
    And if I do need them back, how do I install them back? (since FBI has been uninstalled via Data manager, how could I get CIA files "hblauncher_loader.cia", "lumaupdater.cia", "FBI.cia", "DSP1.cia", "Themely.cia" reinstalled?)

    I'm sorry for bombarding questions again >.<
    Just a newcomer trying to learn things ...
    Thanks in advance...
     
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