BannerBomb3 + Fredtool (TWN)


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Required Reading

To dump system DSiWare, we exploit a flaw in the DSiWare Data Management window of the Settings application.

To accomplish this, we use your system’s encryption key (movable.sed) to build a DSiWare backup that exploits the system to dump the DSi Internet Settings application to the SD root.

Once you have a DSiWare backup, an exploitable DSiWare title can be injected into DS Download Play, which can be used to install custom firmware.

These instructions are for Taiwanese consoles ONLY (as indicated by a T at the end of the system version, e.g. 11.16.0-39T)! If your console is from any other region, choose another method.

What you need

  • Your movable.sed file completing Seedminer
  • The latest release of Luma3DS (the Luma3DS .zip file)
  • The latest release of b9stool (boot.nds)
  • The latest release of Frogminer_save (Frogminer_save.zip)

Section I - CFW Check

  1. Power off your device
  2. Hold the (Select) button
  3. Power on your device while still holding the (Select) button
  4. If the check was successful, you will boot to the HOME Menu and you may proceed with this guide

If you see a configuration menu, you already have CFW, and continuing with these instructions may BRICK your device! Follow Checking for CFW to upgrade your existing CFW.

Section II - Prep Work

  1. Power off your device
  2. Insert your SD card into your computer
  3. Copy boot.firm and boot.3dsx from the Luma3DS .zip to the root of your SD card
    • The root of the SD card refers to the initial directory on your SD card where you can see the Nintendo 3DS folder, but are not inside of it
  4. Copy boot.nds (B9STool) to the root of your SD card
  5. Copy the private folder from the Frogminer_save .zip to the root of your SD card
  6. Keep your SD card in your computer - there are more things to do in the next section

Section III - BannerBomb3

  1. Open the DSIHaxInjector V2 website on your computer
  2. Under the “Username” field, enter any alphanumeric name (no spaces or special characters)
  3. Under the “MovableSed” field, upload your movable.sedusing the “Browse…” option
  4. Click “Build”
    • Wait a few seconds for the build process to complete
  5. In the Build History section on the left, type the Username into the “Filter Builds” field
  6. Click on the first search result
    • This result should have the latest timestamp
  7. Click the “output_(name).zip” link
  8. Navigate to Nintendo 3DS -> <ID0> -> <ID1> on your SD card
    • The <ID0> will be the same one that you used in Seedminer
    • The <ID1> is a 32 character long folder inside of the <ID0>
  9. Create a folder named Nintendo DSiWare inside of the <ID1>
    • If you already had the folder and there are any existing DSiWare backup files (<8-character-id>.bin) inside, copy them to your PC and remove them from your SD card
  10. Open the output_(name) .zip file and navigate to China_Taiwan -> output_setup
  11. Copy all six .bin files to the Nintendo DSiWare folder
  12. Reinsert your SD card into your device
  13. Power on your device
  14. Launch System Settings on your device
  15. Navigate to Data Management -> DSiWare -> SD Card -> (page 2)
  16. Take note of what number is on the DSiWare title on the second page (it will be a number between 1 and 6)
  17. Power off your device
  18. Insert your SD card into your computer
  19. Navigate to Nintendo 3DS -> <ID0> -> <ID1> -> Nintendo DSiWare on your SD card
  20. Open the output_(name) .zip file and navigate to China_Taiwan -> output_hax
  21. Copy the .bin file that is the same number as the one that was on the second page of the DSiWare Management menu to the Nintendo DSiWare folder, and overwrite when prompted
  22. Power on your device
  23. Launch System Settings on your device
  24. Navigate to Data Management -> DSiWare -> SD Card
  25. Wait a while
    • The following should happen, in this order: A progress swirl, a short freeze, the bottom screen turning purple, the music stopping, then the device showing an error message and rebooting
    • If you did not see the purple screen, then something went wrong
  26. You should now have the file 42383821.bin on the root of your SD card
  27. Navigate to Nintendo 3DS -> <ID0> -> <ID1> -> Nintendo DSiWare on your SD card
  28. Delete all of the .bin files in the Nintendo DSiWare folder

Section IV - Fredtool

  1. Open the DSIHaxInjector_new website on your computer
  2. Under the “Username” field, enter any alphanumeric name (no spaces or special characters)
    • You might want to put in a different name to differentiate it from BannerBomb3’s output
  3. Under the “DSiBin” field, upload your 42383821.bin file using the first “Browse…” option
  4. Under the “MovableSed” field, upload your movable.sed file using the second “Browse…” option
  5. Under the “InjectionTarget” field, set the injection target to DSdownloadplay(NOT memorypit)
  6. Click “Build”
    • Wait a few seconds for the build process to complete
  7. In the Build History section on the left, type the Username into the “Filter Builds” field
  8. Click on the first search result
    • This result should have the latest timestamp
  9. Click the “output_(name).zip” link
  10. Navigate to Nintendo 3DS -> <ID0> -> <ID1> -> Nintendo DSiWare on your SD card
  11. Copy the 484E4441.bin file from the hax folder of the downloaded DSiWare archive (output_(name).zip) to the Nintendo DSiWare folder
  12. Reinsert your SD card into your device
  13. Power on your device
  14. Launch System Settings on your device
  15. Navigate to Data Management -> DSiWare
  16. Under the “SD Card” section, select the “Haxxxxxxxxx!” title
  17. Select “Copy”, then select “OK”
  18. Exit System Settings
  19. Launch Download Play on your device (the orange icon with a 3DS on it)
  20. Select “Nintendo DS”
  21. If the exploit was successful, your 3DS will have loaded into the JPN version of Flipnote Studio

Section V - Flipnote Exploit

If you would prefer a visual guide to this section, one is available here.

  1. Complete the initial setup process for the launched game until you reach the main menu
    • Select the left option whenever prompted during the setup process
  2. Using the touch-screen, select the large left box, then select the box with an SD card icon
  3. Once the menu loads, select the face icon, then the bottom right icon to continue
  4. Press (X) or (UP) on the D-Pad depending on which is shown on the top screen
  5. Select the second button along the top with a film-reel icon
  6. Scroll right until reel “3/3” is selected
  7. Tap the third box with the letter “A” in it
  8. Scroll left until reel “1/3” is selected
  9. Tap the fourth box with the letter “A” in it
  10. If the exploit was successful, your device will have loaded b9sTool
  11. Using the D-Pad, move to “Install boot9strap”
    • If you miss this step, the system will exit to home menu instead of installing boot9strap and you will need to open DS Download Play and start over from the beginning of this section
  12. Press (A), then press START and SELECT at the same time to begin the process
  13. Once completed and the bottom screen says “done.”, exit b9sTool, then power off your device
    • You may have to force power off by holding the power button
    • If your device shuts down when you try to power it on, ensure that you have copied boot.firm from the Luma3DS .zip to the root of your SD card
    • If you see the Luma Configuration screen, press (Start) to reboot, then continue with the guide

Section VI - Luma3DS Verification

  1. Power off your device
  2. Insert your SD card into your computer
  3. Verify that a luma folder exists and that config.ini is inside of it

At this point, your console will boot to Luma3DS by default.

  • Luma3DS does not look any different from the normal HOME Menu. If your console has booted into the HOME Menu, it is running custom firmware.
  • On the next page, you will install useful homebrew applications to complete your setup.

Section VII - Restoring DS Download Play

  1. Navigate to Nintendo 3DS -> <ID0> -> <ID1> -> Nintendo DSiWare on your SD card
  2. Copy the 484E4441.bin file from the clean folder of the downloaded DSiWare archive (output_(name).zip) to the Nintendo DSiWare folder
  3. Reinsert your SD card into your device
  4. Power on your device
  5. Launch System Settings on your device
  6. Navigate to Data Management -> DSiWare
  7. Under the “SD Card” section, select the “Haxxxxxxxxx!” title
  8. Select “Copy”, then select “OK”
  9. Exit System Settings
  10. Power off your device

Continue to Finalizing Setup