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Required Reading

This page is for existing boot9strap users to update their installation of boot9strap to the latest version.

What You Need


Section I - Prep Work

For all steps in this section, overwrite any existing files on your SD card.

  1. Insert your SD card into your computer
  2. Create a folder named boot9strap on the root of your SD card
  3. Copy boot9strap.firm and boot9strap.firm.sha from the boot9strap .zip to the /boot9strap/ folder on your SD card
  4. Copy SafeB9SInstaller.firm from the SafeB9SInstaller .zip to the root of your SD card and rename it to boot.firm
  5. Reinsert your SD card into your console

Section II - Installing boot9strap

  1. Power on your console
    • This should automatically launch SafeB9SInstaller
  2. When prompted, input the key combo given on the top screen to install boot9strap
  3. Once it is completed, force your console to power off by holding down the power button
    • Your console will only boot to the SafeB9SInstaller screen until the next section is completed

Section III - Update Luma3DS

  1. Insert your SD card into your computer
  2. Copy boot.firm and boot.3dsx from the Luma3DS .zip to the root of your SD card, replacing the existing file
  3. Reinsert your SD card into your console
  4. Power on your console
  5. If your console has booted into the Luma3DS configuration menu, press (Start) to save and reboot
    • Luma3DS configuration menu are settings for the Luma3DS custom firmware. Many of these settings may be useful for customization or debugging
    • For the purpose of this guide, these settings will be left on default settings

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