Homebrew Launcher (Alternatives)


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The Homebrew Launcher has many different entrypoints, or methods of launching.

If browserhax is not an option (see the chart below), you do not already own any of these games, and do not have another 3DS that can access the Homebrew Launcher, the cheapest option is to buy a “Nintendo Selects” copy of Ocarina of Time 3D (ensure you get the correct cartridge for your region) and a Powersaves (compatible with all regions), then use oot3dhax from the chart below.

Ensure your device’s Wireless Communication is turned on as udsploit (used in the next page) will need the wireless module to be active to function, and some devices (New 3DS, New 2DS, and Old 2DS) cannot adjust the Wireless Communication setting from the Homebrew Launcher. Wireless Communication only has to be on; connecting it to an access point is not required.

What you need

Instructions

  1. Power off your device
  2. Insert your SD card into your computer
  3. Copy the contents of the starter.zip to the root of your SD card
  4. Copy boot.firm from the Luma3DS .7z to the root of your SD card
  5. Create a folder named boot9strap on the root of your SD card
  6. Copy boot9strap.firm and boot9strap.firm.sha from the boot9strap .zip to the /boot9strap/ folder on your SD card
  7. Copy safehax.3dsx to the /3ds/ folder on your SD card
  8. Copy udsploit.3dsx to the /3ds/ folder on your SD card
  9. Copy SafeB9SInstaller.bin from the SafeB9SInstaller .zip to the root of your SD card and rename SafeB9SInstaller.bin to safehaxpayload.bin

  10. Reinsert your SD card into your device
  11. Power on your device
  12. Use one of the following alternate entrypoints to get into the Homebrew Launcher:

    Requires Editions Devices Regions Game Versions System Versions
    browserhax Nothing Preinstalled New, Old, 2DS EUR, JPN, USA All 9.0.0-2 up to and including 11.0.0-33
    oot3dhax Ocarina of Time 3D,
    Either a powersaves or another 3DS which already has the Homebrew Launcher
    Cart New, Old, 2DS EUR, JPN, USA All 9.0.0-X up to and including 11.6.0-X
    smashbroshax Super Smash Bros Cart, eShop New EUR, JPN, USA <1.1.3,
    Carts with “amiibo” on the cover are preinstalled with v1.1.4
    9.0.0-X up to and including 11.3.0-X
    supermysterychunkhax Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon,
    Another 3DS which already has the Homebrew Launcher
    Cart New, Old, 2DS EUR, JPN, USA All 9.9.0-X (USA/JPN) / 10.2.0-X (EUR) up to and including 11.0.0-X
    freakyhax Freakyforms Deluxe eShop, Cart New, Old, 2DS EUR, JPN, USA All 9.0.0-X up to and including 11.6.0-X
    basehaxx Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire,
    Another 3DS which already has the Homebrew Launcher
    Cart New, Old, 2DS EUR, JPN, USA 1.0, 1.4 9.0.0-X up to and including 11.3.0-X
    BASICSploit SmileBASIC eShop New, Old, 2DS USA 3.2.1 9.0.0-X up to and including 11.0.0-X
    smilehax SmileBASIC eShop New, Old, 2DS JPN, USA 3.3.1 9.0.0-X up to and including 11.0.0-X
    stickerhax Paper Mario: Sticker Star,
    Another 3DS which already has the Homebrew Launcher
    eShop, Cart New, Old, 2DS EUR, JPN, KOR, USA All 9.0.0-X up to and including 11.3.0-X
    Ninjhax 2 Cubic Ninja eShop, Cart New, Old, 2DS EUR, JPN, USA All 9.0.0-X up to and including 11.6.0-X
    Notehax Flipnote Studio 3D eShop New, Old, 2DS EUR, JPN, USA 1.3.1 (JPN) / 1.0.0 (EUR/USA) 9.0.0-X up to and including 11.5.0-X
    RPwnG RPG Maker Player eShop New, Old, 2DS EUR, JPN, USA 1.1.4 (EUR) / 1.1.2 (JPN/USA) 9.0.0-X up to and including 11.5.0-X
    GenHax Monster Hunter X eShop New JPN All 9.9.0-X up to and including 11.2.0-X
  13. Your device should load the Homebrew Launcher

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