[Tutorial] Custom Themes for the Nintendo 3DS

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    Nintendo 3DS Custom Themes Tutorial by sks316
    This tutorial was made to help guide you through the installation of Custom Themes for the Nintendo 3DS system. It was originally made with Themely by @erman1337 in mind, but has been updated to include a guide for Anemone3DS by @astronautlevel and, more recently, a guide for Howling Theme Tool by Howling Wolf Naru-José.

    NOTE: The Themely and Anemone3DS guides have multiple methods for downloading themes. It does not matter which method you use.

    Custom Themes with Themely

    Custom Themes with Anemone3DS

    Custom Themes with Howling Theme Tool
     
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    Nice, gonna give this a try. Never really cared for CHMM2 and it's nice to see there's an alternative now. Also, looking forward to it having a theme downloader soon.
     
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    I know! CHMM2 kind of got old. And I, too, am looking forward to the Theme Downloader. Soon™.
     
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    i dont think a tutorial to use an app was that necessary if im going to be honest.
     
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    I just thought it was needed since:
    A: There's new people on the scene who probably don't know about Themely.
    B: Older members may still not know about Themely.
    C: I have too much free time.
     
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    I'm going to be perfectly honest as well....

    Although I didn't need a tutorial, I think it's perfectly fine that you posted one because you're right. There are people that are either new to the scene or need a tutorial no matter how many times they do something. Therefore, I think your tutorial is perfectly acceptable. You keep doing you. At least it's not a video tutorial. :D
     
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    This is awesome, I was looking for an alternative to CHMM. The original dev said they are no longer working on the scene, it's nice to see apps like this :)

    It's super smooth! I can't wait for the theme shuffler and theme downloader :D
     
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  8. TheLobsterDoctor

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    Hey guys i was wondering if anyone can help?

    I'm having trouble seeing the theme's in themely, i put my theme's in the theme folder on my sd card,
    but when i open themely it says: No theme's found! :(

    I can't seem to find out whats wrong, does anyone have a clue?

    I included a picture of my themes folder if it helps.
    https://gyazo.com/d16b8f0e63a37a7a3c892714fcf2a531
     
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    I believe Themely only detects themes in WinZip archives and normal folders. Your themes are in WinRAR archives and therefore they can't be detected. Try extracting your themes into separate folders and see if that works.
     
  10. TheLobsterDoctor

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    Alright thanks for the reply ill try it!

    Edit: This doesn't work, i extracted all the theme's in to their respective folders but they still dont show up.
     
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    That's really odd. If your themes are in folders in a "Themes" folder on the root of your SD card and they still are not detected then I don't know how else I can help you. Maybe someone else will know what's wrong.
     
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    Ill keep looking but thanks for the help!
     
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    The tutorial has been updated. You can see what was changed below.

    Added another theme download method. It doesn't really matter which method you use, as they both accomplish the same task.
    Changed the link to Themely to automatically go to the latest release.
    Added link to Theme Plaza.
    Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.
     
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    NOTE: There have been claims of the official Themely being malware solely because it went closed-source. I can assure you that this is not the case. The official Themely is safe to use, and it went closed-source for the following reason:
    upload_2017-8-21_11-55-45.
     
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    The tutorial has been updated. You can see what was changed below.

    Added a section for Anemone3DS.
    Split Themely and Anemone3DS sections into two different spoilers.
    Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.

    P.S.
     
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    The tutorial has been updated. You can see what was changed below.

    • Removed all links to ErmanSayin's repository for Themely and replaced them with ihaveamac's open-source version.
    • Removed all references to the now-defunct 3DSThem.es.
    • Removed Method 2 for downloading themes with Themely, as it relied on the built-in Theme Browser, which no longer functions. This has been replaced with a QR Code method.
    • Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.

    P.S.
     
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    The tutorial has been updated. You can see what was changed below.

    • Added a section for Howling Theme Tool.
    • Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.

    P.S.
     
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    Could you also please make an updated tutorial on how to create a custom theme?
     
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    This is a tutorial on how to INSTALL themes, not make them. I haven't made a tutorial on how to create custom themes, but @Ryumaru has.
     
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    Thanks for the advice.
     
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