Finalizing Setup


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Overview of steps

The file boot.firm is what is launched by boot9strap itself after it finishes loading off of NAND, and can be any valid arm9 payload in the FIRM format. This file can be replaced at any time, although Luma3DS allows for the launch of other arm9 payloads in the FIRM format using the Luma3DS chainloader.

In this case, we use Luma3DS by AuroraWright to boot a patched SysNAND directly, allowing us to completely bypass the need for any kind of EmuNAND, vastly simplifying the usage of a hacked 3DS in addition to saving SD card space.

During this process, we also setup programs such as the following:
  • FBI (installs CIA formatted games and applications)
  • Themely (installs custom themes)
  • Luma3DS Updater (updates your CFW installation easily)
  • GodMode9 (multipurpose tool which can do NAND and cartridge functions)

What you need

Instructions

Section I - Prep Work
  1. Insert your SD card into your computer
  2. Create a folder named cias on the root of your SD card if it does not already exist
  3. Create a folder named hblauncherloader on the root of your SD card if it does not already exist
  4. Copy hblauncher_loader.cia from the hblauncher_loader .zip to the /cias/ folder on your SD card
  5. Copy lumaupdater.cia from the Luma3DS Updater .zip to the /cias/ folder on your SD card
  6. Copy FBI.cia from the FBI .zip to the /cias/ folder on your SD card
  7. Copy DSP1.cia to the /cias/ folder on your SD card
  8. Copy Themely.cia to the /cias/ folder on your SD card

  9. Copy boot.firm from the Luma3DS .7z to the root of your SD card
  10. Create a folder named luma on the root of your SD card
  11. Create a folder named payloads in the luma folder on your SD card
  12. Copy GodMode9.firm from the GodMode9 .zip to the /luma/payloads/ folder on your SD card
  13. Old 3DS and 2DS Only: Copy the Old 3DS 11.2.0-35 otherapp payload for your region to the /hblauncherloader/ folder on your SD card
  14. Old 3DS and 2DS Only: Rename the Old 3DS 11.2.0-35 otherapp payload on your SD card to match your region:
    • EUR: OLD-11-4-0-37-EUR.bin
    • JPN: OLD-11-4-0-37-JPN.bin
    • KOR: OLD-11-4-0-37-KOR.bin
    • USA: OLD-11-4-0-37-USA.bin

  15. If your device is on a version between 3.0.0 and 4.5.0 (inclusive), your device will not boot until you manually download the required firmware:
    • Download this file and rename it to firmware.bin
    • Download this file
    • Copy firmware.bin and cetk to the /luma/ folder on your SD card
    • Delete both of these files after updating your device later in these instructions
  16. Reinsert your SD card into your device
Section II - Configuring Luma3DS
  1. Boot your device to enter the Luma3DS configuration menu
  2. Use the (A) button and the D-Pad to turn on the following:
    • “Show NAND or user string in System Settings”
  3. Press (Start) to save and reboot
    • If you get a black screen, just continue to the next section
Section III - Updating the System

If, while following a previous version of this guide, you CTRTransfered your New 3DS to 2.1.0, now is the time to restore your NAND backup before doing this section.

If, before following this guide, you already had an EmuNAND setup and would like to move the contents of your previous EmuNAND to your new SysNAND CFW, now is the time to follow Move EmuNAND before doing this section.

  1. Update your device by going to System Settings, then “Other Settings”, then going all the way to the right and using “System Update”
    • Updates while using B9S + Luma (what you have) are safe
    • If this gives you an error, set your DNS settings to “auto”
    • If this still gives you an error and your NAND is below 9.2.0, follow 9.2.0 CTRTransfer, then try updating again
Section IV - Injecting FBI
  1. Reboot holding (Start) during boot to launch the Luma3DS chainloader menu
  2. Launch GodMode9 by pressing (A)
  3. Navigate to [0:] SDCARD -> cias
  4. Press (A) on FBI.cia to select it, then select “CIA image options…”, then select “Mount image to drive”
  5. Press (A) on the .app file, then select “NCCH image options”, then select “Inject to H&S”
  6. Press (A) to unlock SysNAND (lvl1) writing, then input the key combo given
  7. Press (A) to continue
  8. Press (Start) to reboot your device
  9. If you still launch to the stock Health & Safety app and have downgraded with Gateway in the past, follow this troubleshooting guide
Section V - Installing CIAs
  1. Launch Health and Safety (which is now FBI)
  2. Navigate to SD -> cias
  3. Select “<current directory>”
  4. Select the “Install all CIAs” option, then press (A) to confirm
  5. Press (Home) to exit FBI
Section VI - DSP Dump
  1. Launch DSP1
  2. Once it has completed, press (Start) to exit
Section VII - Restore Health and Safety
  1. Reboot holding (Start) during boot to launch the Luma3DS chainloader menu
  2. Launch GodMode9 by pressing (A)
  3. Press (Home) to bring up the action menu
  4. Select “More…”
  5. Select “Restore H&S”
  6. Press (A) to unlock SysNAND (lvl1) writing, then input the key combo given
Section VIII - CTRNAND Luma3DS
  1. Reboot holding (Start) during boot to launch the Luma3DS chainloader menu
  2. Launch GodMode9 by pressing (A)
  3. Navigate to [0:] SDCARD -> luma -> payloads
  4. Press (X) on start_SafeB9SInstaller.bin to delete it
  5. Press (A) to confirm
  6. Press (B) to return to [0:] SDCARD
  7. Press (Y) on boot.firm to copy it
  8. Press (B) to return to the main menu
  9. Navigate to [1:] SYSNAND CTRNAND
  10. Press (Y) to paste a copy of boot.firm
  11. Select “Copy path(s)”
  12. Press (A) to unlock SysNAND (lvl1) writing, then input the key combo given
  13. Press (B) to return to the main menu
  14. Navigate to [0:] SDCARD
  15. Press (Y) on the luma folder to copy it
  16. Press (B) to return to the main menu
  17. Navigate to [1:] SYSNAND CTRNAND -> rw
  18. Press (X) on the existing luma folder to delete it
    • If you do not have this folder, just proceed with the instructions
  19. Press (A) to confirm
  20. Press (Y) to paste a copy of the luma folder from your SD card
  21. Press (Start) to reboot
Section IX - NAND Backup
  1. Boot your device while holding (Start) to launch the Luma3DS chainloader menu
  2. Launch GodMode9 by pressing (A)
  3. Press (Home) to bring up the action menu
  4. Select “More…”
  5. Select “Backup NAND”
  6. Press (A) to continue
  7. Hold (R) and press (B) at the same time to eject your SD card
  8. Insert your SD card into your computer
  9. Copy nand.bin from the /gm9out/ folder on your SD card to a safe location on your computer
    • Make backups in multiple locations (such as online file storage)
    • This backup will save you from a brick if anything goes wrong in the future
  10. Delete nand.bin from the /gm9out/ folder on your SD card after copying it
  11. Reinsert your SD card into your device
  12. Press (Start) to save and reboot

You can now use Luma3DS Updater to update your Luma3DS to the latest version just by opening it and pressing (A).
This is not the same thing as a System Update; it just downloads and extracts the newest Luma3DS files. This will only update the Luma3DS files on your SD card. If you boot your device without an SD card, it will use the version you placed in CTRNAND.
You will now boot Luma3DS CFW SysNAND by default.
You can now hold (Select) on boot to launch the Luma3DS configuration menu.
You can now hold (Start) on boot to launch the Luma3DS chainloader menu (note that the Luma3DS chainloader menu is only displayed if there is more than one payload detected). You can now hold (Start) + (Select) + (X) on boot to dump the ARM11 bootrom (boot11.bin), the ARM9 bootrom (boot9.bin), and your console unique OTP (OTP.bin) to the /boot9strap/ folder on your SD card (note that this will not have any kind of prompt or message).

To use NTR CFW, install BootNTR Selector.

Remove any extra files and folders from the root of your SD card that are not in the following image:

For information on changing your device to another region, check out the Region Changing page.

For information on using GodMode9’s various features, check out the GodMode9 Usage page.

For information on using Luma3DS’s various features, check out its wiki.

For information on installing custom themes, badges, and splash screens, check out 3dsthem.es.