Installing boot9strap (PicHaxx)


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This method of using Seedminer for further exploitation uses your movable.sed file to write a custom save file for Pokémon Picross, which can then be used with universal-otherapp to run SafeB9SInstaller.

This process will overwrite your Pokémon Picross save file, if you have one. If you wish to preserve your Pokémon Picross game data, you should make a backup of your 00000001.sav file before overwriting it.

What You Need

  • The game “Pokémon Picross” (free on eShop) installed on your device
    • You can scan this QR code using the Nintendo 3DS Camera for a direct link to the eShop app
    • Your SD card must be inserted in your device to install Pokémon Picross
  • Your movable.sed file from completing Seedminer
  • The latest release of SafeB9SInstaller (direct download)
  • The latest release of boot9strap (direct download)
  • The latest release of Luma3DS (the Luma3DS .zip file)
  • The latest release of universal-otherapp (otherapp.bin)

Instructions

Section I - Prep Work

  1. Power on your device
  2. Open the Nintendo eShop
  3. Tap the Search icon (small magnifying glass)
  4. Search for picross
  5. Open the store page for Pokémon Picross
  6. Download Pokémon Picross
    • You can scan this QR code using the Nintendo 3DS Camera for a direct link to the eShop app
    • Your SD card must be inserted in your device to install Pokémon Picross
  7. Power off your device
  8. Insert your SD card into your computer
  9. Copy otherapp.bin 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
  10. Copy boot.firm and boot.3dsx from the Luma3DS .zip to the root of your SD card
  11. Create a folder named boot9strap on the root of your SD card
  12. Copy boot9strap.firm and boot9strap.firm.sha from the boot9strap .zip to the /boot9strap/ folder on your SD card
  13. Copy SafeB9SInstaller.bin from the SafeB9SInstaller .zip to the root of your SD card

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 “Pokémon Picross”
  10. If the exploit was successful, your device will have booted into SafeB9SInstaller

Section III - Installing boot9strap

  1. When prompted, input the key combo given on the top screen to install boot9strap
    • If the top screen is blank, reboot your device and re-launch Pokémon Picross
  2. Once it is complete, press (A) to reboot your device
  3. Your device should have rebooted into the Luma3DS configuration menu
    • 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
  4. Press (Start) to save and reboot

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.

At this point, Pokémon Picross is no longer necessary and can be removed from your device. If you wish to play the game, restore your 00000001.sav backup or re-download the game from the Nintendo eShop.


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