Use one of the following alternate entrypoints to get into the homebrew launcher:
smashbroshax(requires Super Smash Bros (if it is a cart, it must have "Nintendo Network" instead of "amiibo" on the cover, otherwise it is a reprint with an updated game version) and only works on New 3DS)
supermysterychunkhax(requires Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon and another 3DS which has the Homebrew Launcher)
The time/date as described (You already have it).
Shutdown 3DS. Power up after a few secs.
Open the browser and click the wrench, scroll down to "Clear Save Data" and click it. You'll be back at Home Menu.
Click L+R to open Camera, and click the chequered icon.
Read the QR Code. It'll ask you if you want to open it in the browser, Say Yes.
When the Browser opens, you'll have to make initial settings and after it will automatically opens the smealum site (launch Homebrew Menu).
Dang, sorry man. If you can't get it to go, sounds like you need a game to run some sort of hax. I guess maybe see if what cravas said works. I have noticed if I wait like a couple hours and try again if browserhax ain't workin, it does work a bit more often.
no, what i am saying is that system must have been updated to 9.9 online when 9.9 was the latest FW or came on 9.9 from the factory, and as such has the broswer already setup, if you were on lower than 9.9 and used a newish game like triforce heroes to update your system to 9.9+, once you update it will delete your old browser and install a dummy browser, before 9.9 on cart updates used to just leave the browser alone
if your still struggling to understand.....basically having the browser on 9.9 is not impossible
hmm actually i see what you mean he recommends updating via cart to 9.0-10.7, but updating via cart to 9.9 or higher afaik dummies the browser.....unless they chickened out of the browser dummying and they only did it on 9.9 games.....which seems a bit odd......i guess i might have a test later, but i assume he would have done his own tests before specifically saying only 9.9 had the dummy browser
EDIT:- according to 3Dbrew its any 9.9+ FW, which would make sense, the browser dummying was done as a extra step to make would be hackers lives more complicated, no point making a move then immediately not doing it any more
v9.9+ dummy web-browser
Gamecards v9.9 and above include, with their sysupdate, a dummy Old3DS/New3DS web-browser. The *only* thing this title does is display the same message listed in the above forced-update section. The message files in RomFS *only* contain that message string above. There are no "http" strings in the main codebin, and RO isn't used either(no CRO data in RomFS at all). Both browsers are internally called "dummySpider".
Hence, if you update your system with any v9.9 or above gamecard, the system web-browser will be rendered *completely* useless until you install a system-update from CDN(no network requests involved here).