Installing boot9strap (Soundhax)


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Required Reading

Soundhax (when combined with universal-otherapp) is compatible with versions 1.0.0 through 11.3.0 in all regions.

What You Need

  • The latest release of Soundhax (for your region, device, and version)
    • If Soundhax appears in your browser as an unplayable video, press Ctrl+S or Cmd+S to save it to your computer
  • The latest release of SafeB9SInstaller
  • The latest release of boot9strap (boot9strap-1.3.zip; not the devkit file, not the ntr file)
  • The latest release of Luma3DS
  • The latest release of universal-otherapp

Instructions

Section I - Prep Work

  1. Power off your device
  2. Insert your SD card into your computer
  3. Copy the Soundhax .m4a to the root of your SD card
  4. Copy otherapp.bin to the root of your SD card
  5. Copy boot.firm and boot.3dsx from the Luma3DS .zip to the root of your SD card
  6. Create a folder named boot9strap on the root of your SD card
  7. Copy boot9strap.firm and boot9strap.firm.sha from the boot9strap .zip to the /boot9strap/ folder on your SD card
  8. Copy SafeB9SInstaller.bin from the SafeB9SInstaller .zip to the root of your SD card
  9. Reinsert your SD card into your device
  10. Power on your device

Section II - Launching SafeB9SInstaller

  1. Reinsert your SD card into your device
  2. Power on your device
  3. Launch Nintendo 3DS Sound

  4. If you’ve never opened Nintendo 3DS Sound before and get tips on how to use it from a bird icon, go through all of the bird tips, then close the app normally and relaunch it
    • In this situation, launching Soundhax immediately would cause these tips to appear on every launch of the Nintendo 3DS Sound until this is done
  5. Go to /SDCARD, then play “<3 nedwill 2016”
    • This may take many tries
    • If it freezes, force the console to power off by holding the power button, then try again
    • If your console displays a red and white screen and your console is on system version 9.4.0, 9.5.0, or 9.6.0, try following Homebrew Launcher (Soundhax)

  6. If the exploit was successful, you will have booted into SafeB9SInstaller

Section III - Installing boot9strap

  1. Wait for all checks to complete
  2. When prompted, input the key combo given on the top screen to install boot9strap
  3. Once it has completed, press (A) to reboot your device

Section IV - Configuring Luma3DS

  1. Your device should have rebooted into 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 an error, just continue the next page

At this point, your console will boot to Luma3DS by default as long as the SD card is inserted.

  • 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 copy Luma3DS to internal memory so that you can boot without an SD card.

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