Homebrew Applications on 3DS Home Menu?

Discussion in '3DS - Homebrew Development and Emulators' started by Lordsble, Apr 13, 2016.

  1. Lordsble
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    Lordsble Pokémon Trainer

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    So I've been watching a couple of videos on Youtube, and I'm always noticing that they have an Homebrew application in their 3ds home menu. Like emulators: GameYob, Picodrive, etc. Or I see CHMM2 and HANS. I tried looking on the web about it, but nothing ever came up. So I was wondering if someone can explain it. Thanks.
     


  2. CloudCocopuffs

    CloudCocopuffs 3DS Homebrew Enthusiast

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    An application ran through HBL (.3dsx) is converted from raw code, to a .3dsx through a makefile.
    Using a .cia makefile, you can make installable homebrew that runs straight off the home menu.
     
  3. Lordsble
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    Oh, so you're saying if I get the .cia file for, let's say...GameYob, and extract it using the NASA application, it will work?
     
  4. CloudCocopuffs

    CloudCocopuffs 3DS Homebrew Enthusiast

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    Yes, if you go check out the GameYob makefile ( https://github.com/Drenn1/GameYob/blob/master/platform/3ds/Makefile ) you will see at at the top that there is an option to build it as a cia.
    Most homebrew is compatible in doing this, you just have to have the source code :)
     
  5. Ordim3n

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    You need to have a custom firmware like Reinand or RxTools to install them
     
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  6. Lordsble
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  7. CloudCocopuffs

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    No problem! :)
     
  8. Lordsble
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    Well I extracted the .cia file with NASA, but it's not appearing on my Home Menu. Have any idea why this is happening?
     
  9. CloudCocopuffs

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    Did you install it to the SD, or the NAND?
     
  10. Lordsble
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    On the SD.
     
  11. Ordim3n

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    do you have a cfw
     
  12. Lordsble
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    No, I don't. But NASA works on all fw. I'm on 10.7 and I, got Omega Ruby, using NASA.
     
  13. CloudCocopuffs

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    Try rebooting into your CFW
     
  14. Bedel

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    If you're using NASA, I bet you're not using CFW. Go and install one to have unfirmed cia like homebrew is.
     
  15. James310

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    First, you seem to installed on legit cia"s on your system since you said you using 10.7, without cfw of anykind,those cias such as homebrew won't appear or work, understand? Why not just downgrade? It's simple if you know what your doing... :)
    Legit cias, Pokemon is one of them, don't require patches to work from cfw so that's why there called "legit" cias for a reason
     
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  16. D34DL1N3R

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    You don't extract the cia, you install it. And as others have said, you need to be running cfw.
     
  17. Pikm

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    To use unsigned cias, a.k.a ANY CIA FILE ON THE ENTIRE PLANET EXCEPT FOR A SMALL NUMBER OF GAMES THAT CAME PREINSTALLED ON CONSOLES, you need to be on 9.2 firmware with a CFW. No exceptions. Except for A9LH. But at this point you don't have that either.
     
  18. Lordsble
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    Do I have to buy a certain item to downgrade, or is it just a homebrew application/computer thing?
     
  19. Bedel

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    Homebrew. Search it, you have it up here.
     
  20. lidolinn

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    I'm not an expert at 3DS hacking, so I'm not comfortable to give you advice/instructions. You can get started by googling "how to downgrade N3DS 10.7 to 9.2" I'm sure there will be a lot of useful information to get you started. Then you can ask question if you are not clear about certain parts. I don't think people in here like to spoonfed everyone without us (the noob) put in some efforts/taking the initiative to do some research first.
     
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