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Luma3DS - Noob-proof 3DS Custom Firmware

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Minox, Jun 11, 2017.

  1. BaamAlex

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    Then you forgot something...definitely.
     
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    What exact step have you gotten to then stopped?
     
  3. FanNintendo

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    I been there and took me 1 day to follow every steps putting apps on sd put in 3ds process then pull sd card into computer maybe like 4 times lost of track couple times but I forgot put boot9strap in glad I recheck all steps 3 strikes to make sure I dont miss lol
     
  4. PsychoBabble

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    Sorry, I had to sleep.

    If I've missed something, do I erase all the files from the SD card (NOT incl. 2 default files) & uninstall/reinstall Steel Diver before I can start again?
     
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    Just continue the guide. If you get to a place where it is impossible to continue please tell us where you got to and what is stopping you from continuing. We'll do our best to help!
     
  6. PsychoBabble

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    Okay, so I did the Seedminer/Bruteforce steps.

    I did the Steelminer part and this is where Homebrew didn't seem to install (I had uninstalled the game's updated data prior to starting anything).

    Next up is the B9S/Frogtool... then the Japanese Flipnote which seems an essential step. I can't do this step because of no Homebrew.

    So, is it SAFE (i.e. I won't brick my 3DS) to skip the above step and go straight to Finalising Steps, creating the cias folder, etc.?

    Sorry if I'm annoying, I just don't want to brick my 3DS & lose hundreds of euroes of paid for games.

     
  7. lone_wolf323

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    You HAVE to have b9s installed or none of this is not ever going to work. What all error messages do you get when you load those?
     
  8. PsychoBabble

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    I did everything exactly according to the guide, but when Steel Diver was started, no Homebrew came on nor could I find a Homebrew icon on my 3DS Home screen among all the games.

    The only differences between my experience and the guide were:

    1) I already had Steel Diver installed (so I deleted the update data)

    2) I never had to select a Mii to create a save file as I already had a save file (I played this game when it first came out... not that I coukd get into it)
     
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    You are NOT going to see any icons until you have CFW and can install them.

    At the stage you are talking about you have not yet installed B9S, you are just taking the steps to allow it to be possible.

    You have access to userland homebrew only at the moment. If you follow the instructions as written you will have no problem. Where it says "access homebrew using any method" substitute the quote I showed earlier. Apart from that, literally follow them line for line eg taking your SD card out and putting files on it, powering on and off, what buttons to press etc.

    If you're still having trouble, please tell us what page you are on and what section (Roman numerals) and step (number) you are up to. If you don't do that we are just going to keep telling you to follow the guide and that's all we can do if we don't have any better information.
     
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  10. PsychoBabble

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    I watched video because I refused to believe it coukd be this difficult. Here are a couple of things:

    1) The video selected a Mii in Steel Diver and then quit the game
    (I never did this as I already had a save file. This time, I deleted the game & save, redownloaded)

    2) The payload.bin file appears to be a TEXT document. The kne I download is an orange cone. They are completely different. When I rename mine, payload.bin & click Properties, it showx the file is called payload (.bin) (.bin)
    Yes, .BIN is there twice!

    Okay, so do I need a text file or the orange cone?

    In the video, Homebrew comes on right after selecting the Mii in Steel Diver. When I did it, I NEVER SAW THE HOMEBREW SCREEN AT ALL.

    Edit
    The orange cone is a VLC media player file

    Edit 2
    I also have no idea what quote is referred to.
     
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  11. Redferne

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    About your second point:
    In Windows go in "folder options" and make it always display file extension so you can actually see the full name of the file.
    It should be named payload.bin, not .bin.bin, no parenthesis.
     
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  12. BaamAlex

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    Never follow video guides. I linked you a site where all the steps are. Detailed.

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    Have you replaced the savegame?
     
  13. PsychoBabble

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    That was fast, thanks!

    So I just rename it payload because there's already the .bin (extension)?

    I enable the extensions but I must ha e turned them back off (they're annoying).

    Can I just confirm that I'm renaming the VLC/orange cone file?
    As I mentioed, in the video I saw, it was a plain white text file (like a README).

    Sorry, you replied while I was typing.

    When you asked did I replace the save file, I'm not sure whqt you mean. I deleted the Steel Diver game AND save file to start the hack all over.
     
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  14. BaamAlex

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    payload.bin should be the name. Not .bin.bin. No wonder why the 3ds cant read this file.
     
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    You should keep the extension visible, that way you know what you are clicking on.
    As for the icon if .bin are associated to VLC (which they usually are if you have VLC installed) then yes. But what other payload.bin do you have on your SD that would cause such confusion?
     
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  16. PsychoBabble

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    This was a bad post. Sorry.
     
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  17. BaamAlex

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    Should i help you?
     
  18. PsychoBabble

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    Sorry, exam stress and then this. I guess I let frustration bring out the teenager in me.

    The guide never got Homebrew going so I give up & I won't be coming back here (I have enough paid for games anyway), but I want to thank everyone who tried to help.

    Sorry for the tantrum.
     
  19. KleinesSinchen

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    @PsychoBabble If you ever change your mind, we will try our best to help you. For starting Steelhax, your SD should look like this

    SD:
    ├─── 3ds
    │.....├──steelhax_installer
    │.....│.....├── steelhax_installer.3dsx
    │.....│.....├── steelhax_installer.smdh
    │.....│.....├── steelhax_installer.xml
    ├─── boot.3dsx
    ├─── Nintendo 3ds
    │.....├── [ID0]
    │.....│.....├──
    […omitting the content of the normal Nintendo folder and the path to the manipulated 00000001.sav]
    ├── steelhax
    │.....├── code.bin
    │.....├── payload.bin
    │.....└── rop.bin


    Please don't make it harder for you than it really is. Turning on the file extensions in Windows (ike it or not) is almost mandatory for this process so you don't screw up names like payload.bin.bin

    Make sure you have the correct payload.bin file (region, version, new/old system).

    As you mentioned you wanted some pictures, there actually exist some helpful pictures for troubleshooting Steelhax/Frogminer and others on this page:
    https://3ds.eiphax.tech/issues.html

    Assuming you have a European model, there is no free DSiWare, but you mentioned at some point that you bought a lot of software on the eShop. If you have bought any DSiWare title or are willing to spend 2€ for such a game, you can also use the slightly easier/faster "Fredminer" method.

    https://3ds.eiphax.tech/fredminer.html
     
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  20. PsychoBabble

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    I came back because I was telling my gf about this and we looked at it together... turns out (because I'm dislexic) I kept putting a file in a wrong folder!!!

    The guide is GOOD and I'm a klutz. Apologies for my outburst... I really only embarrassed myself.

    Anyway, everything went well and easily BUT my Pokemon Shuffle (my favourite game, damn it!) is telling me that it's corrupted and won't open!!!
    The game's asking me to FORMAT, which I imagine means I'll lose 3 years of play data!

    Sigh. Now I have to read how to fix this and hope that none of my other games are broken too (I only tried Picross and it worked fine).

    I'll also have to read how to get the Freeshop, because I've no idea how to play anything otherwise.

    Thanks everyone for putting up with me.

    EDIT

    Oh, and now I feel EXTRA BAD!!!

    I came back to apologise and let you all know it was my fault all along and I have 1 PM offering 1-on-1 help and another person in this forum.
    Social media made me think all of the internet is... well, not very nice, but you people are a beacon of light for humanity (insert high five).
     
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