How to Homebrew Your Nintendo 3DS (11.16)



I am not responsible for any issues that may arise during this process. Follow the tutorial carefully to avoid problems. Bricking a 3DS is rare with the latest methods.


A device running Windows, MacOS, or Linux.

Old Nintendo 3DS system (Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL, or Nintendo 2DS).

Mario Kart 7 (digital or physical copy, updated to v1.2).

SD card (preferably 128 GB or larger, with a fast read speed of 120 MB per second).

SD card reader (if using a Micro SD card).

Updating your Nintendo 3DS:

Ensure the 3DS system is connected to the internet.

Go to "System Settings" and check the firmware version on the top screen.

Update to the latest firmware if necessary (currently 11.17.0-50).

Upgrading the SD Card (Optional):

If desired, back up all files from the original SD card to your PC.

Format the new SD card to FAT32 (not EXFAT).

Copy the backup folders to the new SD card.

Download Required Files:

Get menuhax67 and Kartminer7 files from respective GitHub pages.

Extract and Prepare Files:

Extract downloaded files and copy them to the SD card's root directory.

Place your "movable.sed" file in Kartminer7's resources folder.

Follow Kartminer7 instructions to back up SD card data.

Install Boot9strap and Luma3DS:

Insert the SD card into your 3DS and launch the Homebrew Launcher via Download Play.

Run menuhax67_installer to remove menuhax67.

Obtain your 3DS friend code using BruteForce Movable.

Download Luma3DS custom firmware and install it with GodMode9.

Automating Homebrew Installation:

Power off your console and boot into GodMode9 by holding (Start) while powering on.

Select "Scripts" and then "finalize" to automate homebrew installation, SD card cleanup, and system file backup.

Once the script says "Setup complete!", power off the console.

Congratulations! Your Nintendo 3DS is Fully Modded!

Included Homebrew Applications:

Anemone: Apply custom themes from Theme Plaza.

Checkpoint: Manage save games and apply cheats.

Homebrew Launcher: Launch unofficial software.

Universal Updater: Install and update homebrew apps.

FBI: Manage installed titles and scan QR codes for easy installation.

GodMode9: Back up system NAND and physical game collection.

hShop (Homebrew Shop): A Homebrew Store offering various apps.

Final Tips:

Keep your NAND backup safe and consider multiple backups.

Explore the world of 3DS homebrew and enjoy enhanced features.

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