Homebrew Launcher (PicHaxx)

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This method of using Seedminer for further exploitation uses your movable.sed file to gain access to the Homebrew Launcher using the PicHaxx exploit for the purposes of injecting an exploitable DSiWare title into the DS Download Play application. This method requires you to already own (or download) the free “Pokemon Picross” game from the eShop.

If your device already has access to the Homebrew Launcher (whether through PicHaxx or another exploit), you can skip to Frogtool.

If you already have Pokemon Picross, this process will overwrite your game’s save file!

What You Need

  • The free eShop game “Pokemon Picross”
  • Your movable.sed file from completing Seedminer
  • The latest release of the Homebrew Launcher
  • The otherapp payload (for your region, device, and version)
    • If your current version is 11.14.0-46, select 11.13.0-45 for your version


Section I - Prep Work

  1. Copy boot.3dsx to the root of your SD card
  2. Copy the otherapp payload to the root of your SD card and rename it to otherapp.bin
    • If you do not see the .bin extension, do not add it to the end of the filename
  3. Create a folder named 3ds on the root of your SD card if it does not already exist

Section II - PicHaxx

  1. Open the PicHaxx Injector website on your computer
  2. Select your movable.sed file
  3. Select “Build and Download”
  4. Wait for the process to complete
  5. Navigate to Nintendo 3DS -> <ID0> -> <ID1> -> title -> 00040000 -> 0017c100 -> data 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>
  6. Copy the newly downloaded 00000001.sav file to the data folder on your SD card
    • Overwrite the old save file when prompted
  7. Reinsert your SD card into your device
  8. Power on your device
  9. Launch “Pokemon Picross”
  10. If the exploit was successful, your device will have loaded the Homebrew Launcher
    • You may see an error stating there are no applications found
  11. Power off your device

Continue to Installing boot9strap (Frogtool)