if you have a9lh, is there anything to warrant using the homebrew menu?

Discussion in '3DS - Homebrew Development and Emulators' started by omegazeroINFI, Jan 24, 2017.

  1. omegazeroINFI

    omegazeroINFI Advanced Member

    Aug 17, 2015
    United States
    after reading a few threads, it occurred to me that aside from the playcoin setter, i dont have anything that needs the homebrew menu anymore. are there any other worthwhile tools that need it still that dont have a better alternative cia?
  2. TheMachinumps

    TheMachinumps <insert custom title here>

    Oct 31, 2016
    You can actually replace the playcoin setter with JKSM, as there exists an extras menu that allows you to have any amount of play coins. Another way would be to use FBI, but it's too complex. Homebrew is pretty much useless to use after installing CFW
  3. Petraplexity

    Petraplexity Fidget-Spinning Spicy Memelord™

    Sep 5, 2015
    United States
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    There are a few old .3dsx-only homebrews, but other than that, I can't think of a reason.
    BTW, there is a play coin setter .cia. I'll PM you the link.
  4. duffmmann

    duffmmann GBAtemp Psycho!

    Mar 11, 2009
    United States
    I'm just on the cusp of the 300 title limit on my 3DS, so any homebrew games and apps that I don't use too often, instead of making a separate title for it specifically, I just keep it as a homebrew app. All the emulators I regularly use though do get their own title and aren't in my apps folder. So I personally have warrant for the homebrew menu, but everyone's situation is definitely different.
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  5. Joom

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    Jan 8, 2016
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    I keep it for the off chance that I need to use a 'sploit installer. Other than that, I really have no use for it.
  6. osaka35

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    I use to use the ftp from homebrew to transfer files back and forth, and the custom themes/badges stuff, because I haven't gotten around to installing any of the newer stuff.

    RHOPKINS13 Geek

    Jan 31, 2009
    United States
    This! I got the original 3DS back when it first came out, before the eShop was even functional. At first games were added to the eShop very slowly, and at the time I had a relatively large disposable income (was still living with my parents), and I used to buy every single game that was released, simply because I could.

    Couple that with the free demos and video downloads available, and the free Ambassador games, and it's really not that hard to hit the 300 game limit.
  8. Zekamon

    Zekamon Now with extra salt!

    Sep 16, 2016
    I use the Homebrew Launcher for tools that I don't want on my Home Menu like FTP, Custom Theme Manager, Playcoin Setter etc.

    The only Homebrews that I have on my Home Menu are tools that can't be used as 3dsx files or good Homebrew games like Super Haxagon.