How to Homebrew Your New Nintendo 3DS (11.17)



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 with SD card reading and writing capabilities (PC, Mac, Chromebook, or mobile device).

New Nintendo 3DS system (New Nintendo 3DS, New Nintendo 3DS XL, or New Nintendo 2DS XL) with c-stick nub.

4GB SD card (included with the New Nintendo 3DS and 2DS systems).

Optional: Larger SD card (128 GB recommended) for more storage.

Important Warnings:

Do not proceed if your system is already modded (check by holding "select" while powering on).

I am not responsible for any issues, but following the steps carefully should be safe.


Upgrading the SD Card (optional):

Back up files from the current SD card to your PC.

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

Copy the backup folders to the new SD card.

Updating the System Firmware:

Ensure the system is connected to the internet.

Check the firmware version in "System Settings."

Update if necessary by selecting "Other Settings" > "System Update."

Downloading the Custom Firmware Package:

Visit the "Homebrew 3DS 11.17" page on Anton Retro website.

Download the "Anton Retro 3DS 11.17 Boot9strap 2023 package."

Installing Custom Firmware:

Unzip the downloaded folder and copy all files to the SD card's root.

Launching Homebrew Launcher:

Power on the console and open the camera using Left + Right shoulder buttons.

Scan the QR code from Anton Retro website or enter the URL manually.

Entering Safe Mode and Installing boot9strap:

Hold (Left Shoulder) + (Right Shoulder) + (D-Pad Up) + (A) while powering on.

Access "SafeB9SInstaller" and install boot9strap.

Setting Up Luma3DS:

After installing boot9strap, the console will boot into Luma3DS.

Hold (Select) while powering on for Luma3DS configuration menu.

RTC and DSP Setup:

Use Rosalina menu to sync internal clock and dump sound firmware.

Automating Homebrew Installation:

Boot into GodMode9 using (Start) while powering on.

Run the "finalize" script to automate homebrew installation, SD card cleanup, and system file backup.

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 making multiple backups.

Enjoy the world of 3DS homebrew with enhanced features and capabilities.

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