[Tutorial]The Homebrew Launcher and Custom Themes all-in-one Noob's Guide

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  1. JJTapia19
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    I wanted to make a really noob friendly all in one guide for people that don't have any experience in the 3ds scene and just found out about the homebrew launcher. Advanced users can also link this tutorial to any noob having trouble setting things up.


    Here you'll find how to install the following Hax:

    ninjhax Up to 10.7 (Requires the game Cubic Ninja)
    ironhax Up to 10.3 (Requires the eshop game Ironfall Invasion V1.1 Or lower and another working hax to install)
    oothax Up to 10.7 (Requires the game TLOZ Ocarina Of Time and another working hax to install)
    browserhax Up to 10.5 (Requires Internet Connection)
    homemenuhax (Themehax) Up to 10.5
    supermysterychunkhax Up to 11.0 (Requires the game Pokemon Super Mystery
    Dungeon
    and another working hax to install
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    Also you'll learn how to set up themes with the app CHMM2

    Setting up the homebrew launcher

    I Recommend Following the guide for browserhax and if possible install homemenuhax (Themehax)with it. Every hax haves it's own description so read and install the hax that fits your needs better.

    IMPORTANT!

    This guide is for users on firmware from 9.3 to 10.3!! If you have 9.2 or lower do not Update to follow this guide. You could have homebrew and a lot more if you don't update.
    If your 3DS is on 9.0.0, 9.1.0 or 9.2.0, use this guide to unleash the full potential of your 3DS.


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    Setting up the homebrew launcher using ninjhax

    With ninjhax you can install the homebrew launcher in up the the most latest firmware. It's really easy to set up but the catch is that you'll need the game Cubic Ninja which became pretty hard to find. If you are lucky enough to find one you have one of the most future proof exploits there are.
    Setting up the homebrew launcher using ninjhax

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    Downloading and setting up Custom Home Menu Manager 2 (CHMM2)
    Downloading and setting up Custom Home Menu Manager 2 (CHMM2)


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    Downloading and setting up 3ds themes
    Downloading and setting up 3ds themes

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    Setting up ironhax


    If you download the game from the eshop on October 2015 or later this will not work. Only V1.1 version which was removed from the eshop on August 2015 works. If you don't have the old Ironfall Invasion there's a new method to download it if you have access to the eshop. Use browserhax if you don't have any other entrypoint. It's free and it works up to 10.3.

    If you have the game Ironfall Invasion installed on your 3ds you can install the homebrew launcher to one of it's save slots, that way you do not need an internet connection each time you are going to launch the homebrew launcher like in the case of browserhax and you don't have to change your DNS settings. To set up ironhax you need to run browserhax or another available hax method at least one time for the installation.

    Not working anymore! How to get the old Ironfall Invasion
    How to get the old Ironfall Invasion

    Setting up ironhax
    Setting up ironhax


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    Setting up oothax

    If you have the game TLO Zelda Ocarina Of Time just like ironhax, you can install the homebrew launcher to the first save slot, that way you do not need an internet connection each time you are going to launch the homebrew launcher like in the case of browserhax and you don't have to change your DNS settings. To set up oothax you need to run any other entrypoint at least one time or use a powersaves dongle.

    Choose your hax version


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    Setting up browserhax

    With browserhax you can boot the Homebrew Launcher straight from your Old or New 3ds browser without the need of any game!
    Setting up browserhax

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    Setting Up homemenuhax (Themehax)
    From version 9.0 to 10.5

    This one is my personal favorite! with this hax you can boot straight to the Homebrew Launcher while turning on your 3ds. No more Games,apps or browsers! just hold L trigger while turning on your 3ds and you'll go straight to the good stuff.
    Setting Up homemenuhax

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    Setting up supermysterychunkhax Up to 11.0

    If you own a copy of Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon, you can install ShinyQuagsire's supermysterychunkhax. Currently, initial installation for this can only be done if you or one of your friends already has access to homebrew.
    Official webpage with more information https://smd.salthax.org/
    Setting up supermysterychunkhax

    Some parts of this tutorial were copy and pasted from smealum's guide but I added more emphasis on steps people used to mess up.​

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    If you would like to set up some emulators now check out my guide on setting up emulators for Snes, GB, GBC, GBA NES, Sega Genesis and more! emulators
    Link to the thread HERE

    For Smealum's Guide click Here
    For the CHMM Official Thread click Here

    My main language is not english but I hope you could all understand me. I'll be on the look for any typos I may have.

    Special thanks to
    smealum and his team for the Homebrew Launcher.
    Rinnegatamante for CHMM2 and many great homebrew apps.
    Reisyukaku for the original Yata program.
    exelix11 for the modified version of Yata called Yata+
    MarioErmando for https://3dsthem.es/
    DoJo_Master , GotKrypto67 and all of the www.3dsthemes.com Team for their website.
    zoogie for the oothax installer.
    meladroit for the JPN compatible oot3dhax.
    ezpeerab for the 10.1 compatible oot3dhax.
    profi200 for Save Manager.
    Yellows8 for browserhax and homemenuhax.
    Seita for the browserhax fix.



     
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    That guide is great for Noobs who want to start with Hombrew. I love it, thanks.
     
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    Awesome guide-many thanks, Any chance someone could do a step my step video guide as sometimes these are a great help?
     
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    Search from YouTube. There are many of them!
     
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    Yeah theres a few but it would be good to have an "all in one" video if that makes sense?

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    For some reason Im not getting any background music for my themes-everything else like button select sounds works fine though.Any ideas?
     
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    This should be in the tutorials section! Btw, it looks really nice and organized :yay:
     
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    Nice guide bro. Wrong section though, it'll get buried here in no time.
     
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    Thanks to everyone! I take suggestions too if you think there's something important I missed :yay:. Can a Moderator move this thread to the 3DS - Tutorials & FAQs section? I would also like to fix the thread title because I wrote Homebrew Channel instead of Homebrew Launcher "This is not the wii my bad"Thanks in advanced!

    That's weird :unsure: as long as in the theme files there's a bgm.bcstm next to the body_LZ.bin the background music should to work.
     
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  9. ChokingVictim87

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    Yeah,well there is that file put whenever I add the theme with that in the file,I get errors.Its only working without the bum file
     
  10. JJTapia19
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    Could you check the size of the bgm.bcstm file? Maybe it's too big. It must be 3.3mb or lower.
     
  11. ChokingVictim87

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    42kb

    I got it from that site with all the themes too
     
  12. LuigiXHero

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    42kb? There is no way a bcstm would be that small. I recommend redownloading it since I think it might of got corrupted.
     
  13. ChokingVictim87

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    Would it maybe be because I'm on Mac?
     
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    I doubt it. Can you link me to where you got it from?
     
  15. ChokingVictim87

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    http://3dsthemes.com/Page/6

    I got it from this site-the one i downloaded was the persona 4 one with the battle theme music

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    http://3dsthemes.com/Search/persona

    Its the middle one in the second row down
     
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    I didn't I just downloaded it and it was the correct size.
     
  19. ChokingVictim87

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    Weird-Im gonna put it in the persona 4 folder in themes and see if it works.Gimme 5.

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    You are a genius!!! Thank you so much-it worked:)

    Can I asked you two more questions?haha
     
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    You wouldn't happen to know how I get borders on the SNES games and GBC games would you? Or where i can get a working Rom of Chrono Trigger?