Steelminer (JPN free cfw , US/EU/JP free homebrew)

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  1. zoogie
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    zoogie playing around in the dsiware

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    Summary:
    Japan - free cfw
    USA - free non-piracy homebrew
    Europe - free non-piracy homebrew

    This is basically a combination of Steelhax and Seedminer. This upgrades Steelhax to a free primary userland sploit and upgrades JPN seedminer cfw from $2 (200¥ rather) to free .


    Instructions (free non-piracy homebrew for US/EU/JP):
    1) Do http://steelminer.jisagi.net/
    Make sure you save your movable.sed no matter what you do (you could use it for $2 cfw installation later if you like)

    Done.

    Instructions (free cfw for Japan ONLY)
    1) Do http://steelminer.jisagi.net/
    Save your movable.sed, you'll use it again.

    2) Download the free DSiWare game ほぼ日の健康手帳™ (title ID 000480044b454e4a). Translation: Daily Health Notebook.
    You can locate the game easily on the eshop by scanning the below qr code on the 3ds:
    (hold L+R, then tap the little QR icon on bottom screen, scan below qr, confirm prompts)

    40838112-6891e6e0-6562-11e8-8c5a-64b4b55dfc0c.png

    3) Once you have your free dsiware game downloaded, export it to the sd card.
    Go to System Settings -> Data Management -> DSiWare -> System Memory Tab-> Click on your game (squirrel icon).
    Then select Copy then confirm all the prompts.

    4) Take out your sd card and go to sdmc:/Nintendo 3DS/<id0>(the same long hex number in step 3)/<another long hex number>/Nintendo DSiWare/<here>
    You take that .bin (4b454e4a.bin) and place it wherever your movable.sed file is.

    5) Go to https://jenkins.nelthorya.net/job/DSIHaxInjector/build?delay=0sec and follow the directions there to upload your 4b454e4a.bin and movable.sed. Press the Build button after you fill out all the fields except the last email one.
    Note: Only upload 4b454e4a.bin, and don't rename it - the injection service looks for this correct filename or it will inject the wrong game!)
    Also make sure to select Japan as the region.

    You can alternatively use TADpole-Online at:
    https://jisagi.github.io/TADpole-Online/
    If you use this option, make sure to upload 4b454e4a.bin for DSiWare.bin, not anything else. And choose USA injection archive, NOT Japan.

    6) After the patching is finished, click the latest build number in the left column of the webpage. There should be a filename that looks similar to: 4B454E4A.BIN.patched_yourName. Download it.

    7) Place this downloaded file back to the same place on the 3ds as step 4. This is where your original dsiware export .bin was.

    8) Rename the patched dsiware to the original dsiware file name (4b454e4a.bin). Overwrite the old file!

    9) Put the sd card back in the 3ds and turn it on. Go to:
    System Settings -> Data Management -> DSiWare -> SD Card Tab (NOT System Memory this time) -> Click on the squirrel icon.
    Then copy it back to system memory, confirm all the prompts.

    10)
    Go to https://github.com/zoogie/b9sTool/releases/latest , download boot.nds and place that file on the root of the sd card.
    Download the 7z from https://github.com/AuroraWright/Luma3DS/releases and extract the boot.firm to the root of the SD
    Download the boot.3dsx from https://github.com/fincs/new-hbmenu/releases and place that in the root the SD
    Download squirrelboot.3dsx from https://github.com/zoogie/squirrelboot/releases and place it inside a folder called "3DS" on your SD card root.

    11) Run Steeldiver and then select squirrelboot from the homebrew menu. This will launch the free dsiware game (but it will be injected with sudoku!)
    Make sure to tap past the sudoku title menu to trigger sudokuhax and launch b9sTool. Don't do anything with b9sTool until the next step.

    12) You're almost there! Finish the rest of the steps at:
    https://3ds.hacks.guide/installing-...n)#section-vi---flashing-the-target-3dss-firm
    Continue at Step 2 on section VI.

    Done.

    Special thanks to @Jisagi for the Steelminer site and TADpole-Online!!
     
    Last edited by zoogie, Jun 5, 2018
  2. BL4Z3D247

    BL4Z3D247 GBAtemp Stoner

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    I'm so high, I don't even know!
    Wow, good job. If it's free, it's for me. :D
     
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  3. zoogie
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    zoogie playing around in the dsiware

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    Yeah, hopefully people who can't come across $2 for cfw will see some value in hacking their 3ds for emulators, themes, and save editing. There's still good motivation for userland imo.

    And man, after getting the short end of the stick for dsiware hax for a long while, JPN hit the jackpot with a completely free cfw softmod on 11.6 :D Just don't know if this news will reach JPN users with this being an English forum :(
     
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  4. AdenTheThird

    AdenTheThird GBATemp's Official Weedle Fanatic!

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    Nice job! Sounds like something that will help out a lot of peoples.
     
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  5. zoogie
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    zoogie playing around in the dsiware

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    It's a great deal for Japan, especially since its harder (and more dangerous) to get flashcards over there.
    A completely free and primary cfw softmod -- that's awesome.
    (btw - if any of you speak Japanese and are involved in homebrew communites over there, please spread the word!)

    The free homebrew for all regions is cool too, but because people are so narrowly focused on piracy, it might get overlooked.
     
    Last edited by zoogie, Jun 4, 2018
  6. Holiday_Ougi

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    *solved*
     
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  7. zoogie
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    zoogie playing around in the dsiware

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    Would have loved to know what you said :P
     
  8. YellowYosh

    YellowYosh Newbie

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    If I have steelminer, then i will do seedminer to get CFW, do i have to do the entire process again?
     
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  9. H1B1Esquire

    H1B1Esquire RxTools, the ultimate CFW machine.

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    Earth, bro-dude.
    Maybe @fatsquirrel will become a messiah? Or maybe, someone will make a demo vid on a "popular video site"?
     
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  10. zoogie
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    zoogie playing around in the dsiware

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    Very good question. If you do steelminer, you will have the movable.sed and that puts you at about 70% of the way to full cfw (seedminer). The only "big" obstacle left is buying a $2 dsiware game, basically.
    Thanks for tagging him, I think that will definitely help spread the word.

    iirc, a lot of Chinese users also buy JPN 3ds's because their eshop and retail game selection doesn't suck. Maybe a bilingual member like @mbcrazed could help there.
    (if you read this mbcrazed, basically the OP details a new, completely free cfw softmod for those with JPN 3ds's)
     
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  11. fatsquirrel

    fatsquirrel GBAtemp Addict

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    Wait, why was I tagged?:huh:
     
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  12. zoogie
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    zoogie playing around in the dsiware

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    This is about a new method for free cfw softmods on JPN 3ds's. We were hoping some JPN/ENG bilingual tempers could spread the word to Japanese or Chinese communities.

    No pressure if you're not interested.
     
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  13. fatsquirrel

    fatsquirrel GBAtemp Addict

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    Sorry but Im not the right guy for such a task :D
     
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  14. natanelho

    natanelho GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    sucks that it doesnt work with eu to get cfw...
     
  15. zoogie
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    zoogie playing around in the dsiware

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    I can only take what Nintendo gives me. They only released an injectable free game for Japan.
    Still, cfw from seedminer is only 2 euros...
     
  16. SteelBANANA

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    In the tiniest of Pokeballs

    THIS ACTUALLY WORKED ON MY FRIENDS 3DS!!!
     
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  17. YellowYosh

    YellowYosh Newbie

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    JUST A MINOR CAUTION: From my experience, installing CFW and installing homebrew apps while having parental controls will NOT ALLOW the app to open (Except Checkpoint and Anemone)
     
  18. MrJason005

    MrJason005 √2

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    you can remove parental controls easily, even if you have forgotten your PIN --> https://mkey.salthax.org/
     
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  19. zoogie
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    zoogie playing around in the dsiware

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    Good to hear, lol. ^_^
    The only time I can bear all-caps is when someone is celebrating homebrew :P
     
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  20. zoogie
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    zoogie playing around in the dsiware

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    Firm update 11.7.0-40 has temporarily broken steelminer.
    This is because a small non-security related update to home menu has thrown off *hax offsets for Steelhax.

    Smea should have an update for *hax that should have things working again soon.


    All fixed now.
     
    Last edited by zoogie, Jun 19, 2018 at 12:18 PM
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