How to Jailbreak 3DS to Install Free Games? [Ultimate Hack 2022]

Jailbreak 3DS: Nothing can stop you when you are ready to hit with your full potential. Similarly, jailbreaking 3DS is a challenging and time-consuming process.

But when you are ready to continue at your own risk, you can easily accomplish anything you desire. ‘Nintendo’ is a large and reputed producer of handheld gaming consoles. One such console is the Nintendo 3DS.

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Indeed the specialty of the 3DS console is that it is capable of displaying stereoscopic 3D effects. Furthermore, using 3D glasses, you can enjoy three-dimensional gaming with 3DS.

In recent times, most 3DS users have been searching to jailbreak 3DS and unlock the console’s full potential. If you are one such user, utilize the following article to jailbreak your 3DS console safely. 

How to Hack or Jailbreak 3DS?

Seemingly, the process of jailbreaking 3DS involves both pros and cons. In addition, the main thing to note is jailbreaking your console is at your own risk.

Indeed, hacking your 3DS (also known as Homebrew) provides you with many advantages. Indeed, you can install various 3DS games, DLC backups, and virtual console games.

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How to Jailbreak 3DS?

Furthermore, as a result of the jailbreaking process, you can play your favorite games cartridge-free. Of course, jailbreaking 3DS is a tedious and time-consuming process.

Indeed, make sure you follow the below-given methods in order to Jailbreak 3DS and complete the process successfully. Otherwise, you may end up having a costlier paperweight at the end of the process. 

Requirements | Information you Need

Step 1:

Initially, you must be aware that the jailbreaking process can cause enduring damage to your console if not done in the right way. 

Step 2:

Make sure your console is running on the appropriate firmware that should support the custom firmware.

Step 3:

Insert an SD card into your 3DS console with a minimum of 32GB or higher. In case you are using a brand new SD card, ensure that you format the card in ‘FAT32’ format to support your console. 

Step 4:

Open the Settings menu and copy the Firmware Version Number that is located at the lower right corner of the top display.

This process works fine on firmware versions 11.12. 0 and 11.13.0. If your console is running later than 11.13.0, don’t continue the process until you know that it is safe to continue. 

Step 5:

Indeed, click on the ‘Data Management’ followed by the ‘DSi Ware’ buttons on the settings menu. If you can see the DSi Ware option, it ensures that your 3DS console is compatible with the following hack.

Step 6:

Now return back to the home screen from the settings menu and Power Off your console. 

Step 7:

Take off the SD card from your console. While inserting an SD card into the device, the console writes some folders on the card. Now it’s time to gather some information from those folders. 

Step 8:

Insert the SD card to your PC with the help of an SD card reader or SD card supported USB adapter. 

Step 9:

Open the File Explorer or Finder app and locate the SD card folder on your PC. Then, double-click the folder to open it. 

Step 10:

There you can see another folder with a 32 digit random number. Seemingly that is the IDO number. Right-click on the folder and choose the Copy number option to copy the number.

Step 11:

Now Power On your console. Don’t insert the SD card at this point. Open your Friends’ list by pressing the orange button with a smiley face. Haven’t you created a Mii yet? Then, move on and get one avatar for you.

Step 12:

Now open your friend’s list and copy the 12-digit friend code given at the lower-right corner of the top display. Indeed, this code is essential to download one of the exploits. 

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Getting the Essential Files

Step 1:

Firstly, open a browser on your desktop and visit https://seedminer.hacks.guide/. Seemingly this respective seedminer website helps you to create a file that can decrypt the encryption of your 3DS or 2DS console. 

Step 2:

Once you are on the seedminer website, firstly enter the Friend Code you have copied before. Followingly, enter or paste the IDO number on the second line without any mistake. 

Step 3:

Then, clcik on the ‘GO’ button and wait till the website gets the downloadable file for you. 

Step 4:

Seemingly, the Seedminer website uses a bot to verify the encryption of your 3DS or 2DS console. Now you will have a friend code displayed on the website. Use the following steps to register the bot as your friend on the 3DS console. 

  • Turn On your console and press the orange button to bring up the friend’s list.
  • Tap on the Register Friend button located at the upper top right corner of the screen.
  • Choose ‘Internet,’ enter the Friend Code as displayed on the website, and click on the Ok button.
  • Now, name the bot as you wish and tap on the OK button. 

Step 5:

Now the Seedminer website will prepare another file or link for you to download. The process may take up to 5 minutes to half an hour at times. Make sure you don’t press the Cancel button. In such a case, you have to start the entire process from scratch. 

Step 6:

The above-mentioned respective process will download a file to the Downloads folder on your computer. You can identify the file with the name ‘Movable.sed.’ With that, the process gets over on the Seedminer website. 

Step 7:

Now move on to the following Github link on your desktop.

Step 8:

Choose and download the latest version of the Luma3DS file on your PC. Seemingly, it is available as one of the folders below the Assets category in the zip format.

Step 9:

Now navigate to ‘usm.bruteforcemovable.com’ on your PC using any of your favorite browsers. 

Step 10:

Click on the Choose File option and select the ‘Movable.sed’ file. Seemingly this is the file that you have downloaded from the Seedminer website before. Indeed, this bruteforce website uses this file to prepare an exploit file that you will need while booting up your 3DS in safe mode. 

Step 11:

Download the ‘unSAFE_Mode-bb3 for your system’ file containing the exploit to hack your 3DS or 2DS console. 

Preparing your Micro SD Card

Step 1:

Use an extraction program like WinRar, Winzip, or 7-zip and unzip both ‘Luma3DS.zip’ and ‘unSAFE_Mode-bb3 for your system’. Complete the file extraction process. 

Step 2:

Make sure you insert the SD card into your computer.

Step 3:

Copy and paste both the files ‘boot.firm’ and ‘boot.3dsx’ inside the Luma3DS folder to the root directory of your SD card.

Step 4:

Once you are done with the Luma3DS folder, open the ‘unSAFE_Mode-bb3 for your system’ folder and copy the ‘usm.bin’ file. Then, paste the copied file to the root folder of your micro SD card.

Step 5:

Open the Nintendo 3DS named folder on the Micro SD Card. Launch the folder with the IDO number. There you can find another folder with the 32-digit random number (ID1 Number). Open that folder, followed by the Nintendo DSiWare folder. 

Step 6:

In case you can’t find the Nintendo DSiWare folder, create one new folder in the name of ‘Nintendo DSiWare.

Step 7:

Either delete or move the ‘.bin’ backup files on the Nintendo DSiWare folder to your desktop temporarily. 

Step 8:

Move back to the ‘unSAFE_Mode-bb3′ folder’ and copy the ‘F00D43D5.bin’ file. Then, paste the copied file into the Nintendo DSiWare folder. 

Step 9:

With this, you have all the files that you need to hack your 3DS or 2DS console. 

Also read: How to Jailbreak PS4 to unlock Free Games? 

Activating the Exploit Files

Step 1:

Now take off the SD card from the computer and insert it into the 3DS or 2DS console.

Step 2:

Navigate to Settings –> Data Management –> DSiWare –> SD Card. As you have stored all the files in the root of your SD card, the above process will activate the exploit in the 3DS’s Wifi system. 

Step 3:

Simultaneously, it also installs the apps like BannerBomb3 and Luma3DS on your 3DS or 2DS. On successful app installation, both screens turn black, followed by the bottom screen turning red. Then, the screens will reboot to the home page.

Step 4:

Power Off your 3DS or 2DS console by pressing the power button and clicking on the Power Off option visible on the screen. 

Step 5:

Now it’s time to activate the Safe Mode on your console. You can do that by pressing both shoulder buttons (RS & RL) + Up button on the D-pad + A button + Power On button. Seemingly, this will take your console to safe mode. 

Step 6:

Your console will ask you to connect to Wifi to do a system update. Of course, you will get an error message while trying to connect to the Wifi. It’s normal.

This is because your Wifi profile has been replaced due to the above hack. Use the following steps to complete the Wifi setup process. 

  • Tap on the OK option and choose the I accept button.
  • Hit the OK option on the error message.
  • Now tap on the Yes button indeed to configure your internet connection.
  • Then choose the Connection 1 option.
  • Click on the Change Settings button.
  • Hit the right arrow to move on to the next page.
  • Then navigate to Proxy settings –> Detailed Setup

Step 7:

Upon the successful activation of the Luma3DS hack, it will ask you to press any key on the device to do the reboot process. So, press any key to proceed with the process.

Step 8:

Open the settings menu and choose the ‘Show NAND or user string’ option from the home screen. You can use the D-pad on the device to navigate to this option and use the ‘A’ button to select and mark it with an ‘X.’ 

Step 9:

Press the Home button. Seemingly, this action will save your previous settings and take you back to the home screen.

Step 10:

The following steps will help you to restore your Wifi settings.

  • System Settings –> Data Management –> DSiWare –> SD Card. Seemingly with this command, the second display (bottom screen) will turn green and result in a system reboot.

Step 11:

Now Power Off your 3Ds or 2Ds console and take off the SD card from the device. It’s time to download some files to your computer. 

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Download Hacked Software to your Computer

Step 1:

Open the browser on your PC, visit the Github/Anemone3DS and download the Anemone3DS.cia file. Seemingly the Anemone3DS file helps you to install custom themes on your 3DS or 2DS console. 

Step 2:

Visit Github/Checkpoint on another tab and download the Checkpoint.cia file. Indeed the Checkpoint allows you to backup or restore the save file for 3DS and 2DS games. 

Step 3:

In the same way, visit Github/Homebrewlauncherwrapper and download the Homebrew Launcher.cia file on your PC. Seemingly this launcher helps you to install and run various Homebrew apps on your console. 

Step 4:

Followingly, you have to download the Godmode9.zip file from the Github/GodeMode9 site. Indeed, GodMode9 is a file browser for the 3DS console. This file will allow you to backup cartridges of your games. 

Step 5:

The next file that you have to download is DSP1.cia. You can download the file using this link Github/DSP1. The DSP1 file allows you to enable sound on the Homebrew apps.

Step 6:

The next agent that you need on 3DS is FBI. This is essential because it helps you to download ‘.cia’ files on your device. In that way, you have to download two files for this one file. Visit Github/FBI to download the FBI.cia and FBI.3dsx files on your PC. 

Step 7:

In addition to the files mentioned above, use the below-given links to download the additional software to your PC. 

Transferring the Hacked Software to SD Card

Step 1:

Initially, insert the Micro SD card into your PC and get ready to copy all the hacked software files from your desktop to SD Card.

Step 2:

Followingly, you have to create two separate folders on the root of your Micro SD card with the name ‘3ds’ and ‘cias.’ 

Step 3:

Then, open the Nintendo DSiWare folder on the SD Card and delete the ‘F00D43D5.bin’ file. 

Step 4:

Now navigate to the Downloads folder on your PC. Choose all the .cia files from the list. Seemingly, those files must include, ‘Anemone3DS.cia’, ‘Checkpoint.cia’, ‘Homebrew_Launcher.cia’, ‘DSP1.cia’, ‘FBI.cia’, and ‘lumaupdater.cia’. Select and copy all the respective cia files. 

Step 5:

Navigate back to the ‘cias’ folder created before and paste all the .cia files there. 

Step 6:

In the same manner, copy all the .3dsx files in the Downloads folder and paste those files in the newly created 3ds folder on the micro SD card. 

Step 7:

Now search and open the Luma folder on the root of the SD card. Next, open the Luma folder and create a new folder with the name ‘Payload.’ 

Step 8:

Move to the Downloads folder and unzip the GodMode9.zip file using any of the file extraction programs. Indeed, now you can open the GodMode9.firm file from its respective folder.

Step 9:

Open the GodMode9.firm file and copy it.

Step 10:

Then, Paste the copied GodMode9 file in the newly created Payload folder, which is located inside the Luma folder.

Step 11:

Copy the ‘DO_NOT_LAUNCH.firm’ file from the Downloads folder and paste the respective file in the Payloads folder

Step 12:

Return to the Downloads folder and locate the GodMode9 folder. Open the folder and copy the ‘gm9’ file.

Step 13:

Paste the ‘gm9’ folder on the root of your micro SD card. Now you will have all the hacked software files on your SD card. 

Configuring Homebrew Launcher

Step 1:

Firstly, insert the Micro SD card with the hacked software files into the 3DS console. Make sure you do a system update at this point.

Step 2:

Then, launch the Download Play application on your device. 

Step 3:

Press the Left Shoulder button, Down button on the D-Pad, and finally the Select button on the Download Play app to launch the Rosalina menu

Step 4:

Use the D-Pad to navigate the menu and select the Miscellaneous option using the ‘A’ button on the available screen.

Step 5:

Indeed, choose ‘Switch the hb. title to the current app’ and select it using the ‘A’ button.

Step 6:

Once done with that, press the ‘B’ button continuously three times to exit the Rosalina menu. 

Step 7:

Close the Download Play app by pressing the Home button. Now again, open the Download Play app. If you have done it right, you will get the Homebrew Launcher on your screen. 

Step 8:

Once you are on the Homebrew Launcher, tap on the ctr-no-timeoffset option, which stands first on the screen. 

Step 9:

Click on the “A” button to manually set the offset to ‘0’. Indeed, this will reset the system clock with the RTC system. 

Step 10:

Press the Home button to return to the Homebrew Launcher. 

Install CIA Files

Step 1:

Open the Homebrew Launcher and click on the FBI menu, which stands second in the list.

Step 2:

Then, navigate to the ‘cias’ folder using the following command, SD –> cias –> Current Directory

Step 3:

Choose the Install and Delete all CIA’s option in the menu. You can select the option by pressing the ‘A’ button. Indeed, this option will install all the ‘.cia’ files and erase all the install files. 

Step 4:

Then, press the Home button to close the launcher and go to the home screen. 

Step 5:

You will have a pile of new programs to explore on the home screen. Unwrap one by one and enjoy the new programs. 

Doing a DSP Dump

Step 1:

Indeed, open the DSP1 app on the home screen. Launching this application will do a DSP Dump on your device. Indeed, this process will enable sounds for the Homebrew apps.

Step 2:

Once you are done with the process, make sure to delete the file.

Step 3:

Finally, end the process by turning off your 3DS console. 

Copying Luma3DS to the Internal 3DS Storage

Step 1:

Hold the Home button and Power On your device. Indeed, doing this will boot up your 3DS or 2DS console with the Luma3DS Chainloader.

Step 2:

Indeed, now choose and open the GodMode9 folder using the ‘A’ button. Use the same “A” button if you are asked to do a file backup, set the date and time, and adjust the settings. Press the same “A” button once you are finished with the respective process. 

Step 3:

Now press the Home button on the device. Indeed, this will load the Action menu on your 3DS or 2DS.

Step 4:

Next is setting up the Luma3DS to CTRNAND. Seemingly, this action will copy the Luma3DS file from the SD card to the internal storage of 3DS. Follow the below-given instructions to set up Luma3DS to CTRNAND. 

  • Select the Script option from the Action menu.
  • Then choose GM9Megascript.
  • Choose Scripts from Plailect’s Guide option.
  • Select setup Luma3DS to CTRNAND.
  • Finally, press the ‘A’ button when prompted to choose. 

Step 5:

Pressing the “A” button will unlock SysNAND writing. Seemingly this option will allow you to write to your system memory. 

Step 6:

Now you will have a series of button combinations on your screen. Press the button combination to unlock your system memory.

Step 7:

Once the copying process gets over, press the “A” button to get back to the previous menu. 

Step 8:

It’s time to erase all the files and clean up your SD card. Choose the Cleanup SD Card option on the menu and press the ‘A” button to continue.

Step 9:

In the end, press the ‘B’ button to get back to the main menu

Backup your Hacked System 

Step 1:

Choose the Backup Options option on the main menu. Indeed, the respective option stands first in the list. Make sure you have at least a minimum of 1.3GB storage space in your SD Card. 

Step 2:

Also, select the SysNAND Backup option from the BackUp Options menu.

Step 3:

Pressing the “A” button will confirm your selection and proceed to backup your system data on the SD card.

Step 4:

Once the backup process is completed, press the ‘B’ button to return to the main menu.

Step 5:

Press the Exit button at the bottom of the screen. Then, pressing the ‘A’ button will lock the SysNAND write permissions on your device. 

Step 6:

Navigate to the following options in order. Start with [M:] MEMORY VIRTUAL –> Boot9.bin –> Copy to 0:/gm9/out –> Press ‘A’ button. This will take you back to the GodMode9 menu

Step 7:

Press the Home button on the bottom of the device to see the main menu.

Step 8:

Choose the Power Off System option to turn off your jailbroken 3DS console. 

Step 9:

Once your device is turned off, remove the SD card from the respective slot.

Step 10:

 Insert the respective SD card into your computer and navigate to gm9 –>out folder, which is located at the root of your Sd card. 

Step 11:

Then copy the below-given files from the out folder. 

  • “<date>_<serialnumber>_sysnand_###.bin”
  • “<date>_<serialnumber>_sysnand_###.bin.sha”
  • “essential.exefs”
  • “boot9.bin”

Step 12:

Make sure you paste and save all these files on the safe location of your PC. Because you may need to restore the software when you cannot boot up the 3DS or 2DS console. 

Step 13:

Navigate again to the gm9 –> out folder and delete the following two files, “<date>_<serialnumber>_sysnand_###.bin”, “<date>_<serialnumber>_sysnand_###.bin.sha”. 

Step 14:

Now insert the micro SD card again into your 3DS or 2DS console and power on the device. Finally, now you have hacked your console, and you have a jailbroken 3DS device. 

Protecting YourSelf from Getting Banned

Step 1:

Use the following settings to stop your 3DS console from sending or sharing any data with the developer. Indeed, this will help you from getting banned. 

Step 2:

Navigate to System Settings –> Internet Settings –> SpotPass –> Sending of System Information –> No. Press the “A” button to save your settings.

Step 3:

Then open your Friend’s list by pressing the orange button with a smiley face. 

Step 4:

Choose Settings –> Show friends what you are playing –> No. This disables the option of sharing the details of the games that you are playing on the Nintendo console. 

FAQ

Can you jailbreak 3DS?

Yes, it is possible to Jailbreak 3DS by installing custom firmware like Hombrew on your console. Of course, it is not that simple and consumes more time and patience to jailbreak 3DS. 

Is Homebrew 3DS legal?

Indeed, running Homebrew on 3DS is completely legal. Indeed, the process turns illegal only when you try to use the jailbroken device for illegal purposes. 

Conclusion

Finally, now you know how to Jailbreak 3DS, and hopefully, you will have the successfully jailbroken 3DS device within your hands.

I hope the above-given methods have provided you with enough knowledge and guidance on how to Jailbreak 3DS. The process of jailbreaking 3DS home involves more time and requires more patience.

Of course, once you Jailbreak 3DS, you can enjoy installing and playing various Homebrew apps games on your device. But remember that the entire process is going to be carried out at your own risk.

Also, ensure that you backup the entire data to stay on the safer side once you Jailbreak 3DS. Thank you for choosing our article on Jailbreak 3DS over others. 

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