Do you know the worst impact caused by 3ds update 11.3? That is, for now, if you want to launch Homebrew Menu on 3DS/2DS/NEW 3DS consoles with 11.3.0-36u/e/j, it is impossible. Why? The 11.3 update blocks the root of 3DS Homebrew Launcher, a 3-year old gspwn exploit, which was the only publicly known way to inject new payloads to fix the homebrew exploits. But do not worry, besides homebrew 3DS with all the known exploits(Ninjhax and more), we can use R4i 3ds cards(R4i gold 3ds and more) to run Homebrew apps, tools and games on Nintendo 3DS V11.3 too.

Homebrew exploits for 3DS 11.3 firmware?

No homebrew exploits can support 3DS 11.3 firmware now. No matter the ones from Smealum, Yellows8, Plutoo, or the ones from Nedwill, they all stop working on this latest firmware version. There is saying that Soundhax is not patched, but it still needs the new payload to support 3DS V11.3, which is currenlty not possible to do because the gspwn exploit is blocked.

Homebrew hax pathced by 3DS V11.3
  • Gspwn: Patched :(
  • Ninjhax: Needs Payload + Gspwn
  • Freakyhax: Needs Payload + Gspwn
  • Soundhax: Needs Payload + Gspwn
  • BASICsploit: Still Patched
  • Basehax: Needs Payload + Gspwn
  • OOThax: Needs Payload + Gspwn
  • Smashhax: Needs Payload + Gspwn
  • Menuhax: Patched :(
  • Safehax: Patched :(
  • Fasthax: Patched :(

Is there a way to run Homebrews on 3DS 11.3 without using exploits?

Yes, and this method is super easy, all you need is the R4 3ds flashcard. Though you should pay for the r4 or r4i 3ds card, it is very cheap to buy. Price is from $9.9 to $18. Get one R4i sdhc 3ds, R4i gold 3ds, R4i gold pro 2017, R4i dual core 2017, R4i silver rts lite 2017, R4i gold eu 3ds or Ace3ds plus card, in addition to use homebrews on 3DS/NEW3DS/2DS machine, you can play All Nintendo DS Games for free.

The R4 3ds card is the ds game hacking card for both DSI and 3DS firmware. The flashcarts I mentioned above all are working greatly on DSI V1.4.5 and 3DS V11.3.0. These cards can play nearly every DS Rom on your old DS or new 3DS system handheld, besides, they are supporting Homebrews. After you setup R4/R4i 3ds card on 3DS 11.3.0-36u/e/j firmware console, you get fully access to Homebrews on Nintendo 3DS.

  1. R4 3ds or R4i 3ds card supports Moonshell homebrew, you can watch movie, listen to music, read e-books and view photos easily and conveniently on 3DS.
  2. R4 3ds or R4i 3ds card supports homebrew emulators, you can install GBA/SENS/NES/GBC/GB and other game emulators to 3DS to play these old-time games.
  3. R4 3ds or R4i 3ds card support homebrew games, you can download and put homebrew games from online to 3DS to play.
  4. R4 3ds or R4i 3ds card support homebrew apps, you can search and download homebrew apps or tools from online to 3DS to play.

P.S: Just attention the format of your download content, 3ds R4/R4i card is only coompatible with .nds.

How to install Homebrews on 3DS 11.3 with R4i 3ds card?

The R4 3ds cad has 3 major features, multi-functional, simple and cheap. Even you want to install Homebrews via one R4 3ds card on 3DS V11.3, you only need to do a few steps. Here I will show you the example, the R4i 3ds card I use is R4i gold 3ds wood, released from R4IDS.CN and bought from USA/EU reseller 3DS-FLASHCARD.COM.

Step A: Get Homebrew games

Fully format your micro sd card on your PC. Download some homebrew games from Google for the r4i gold 3ds. Decompress them and open the folders one by one. Copy the “.nds” file and paste them to the root of your sd card.

Step B: Get R4i gold 3ds firmware

Download the latest wood 1.64 kernel  as well. Unzip the “Wood_R4iGold_V1.64.rar”. Open the “Wood_R4iGold_V1.64″ folder,  drag and put all the contents to the root of your microsd card too.

Step C: So your micro sd should have both R4 wood kernel files and homebrew games.

Step D: Setup R4i gold 3ds on 3DS V11.3

Put the r4i gold 3ds card with sd card into your nintendo console. Power on and click the “konami” icon.

Step E: Run the homebrew games on 3DS

Then you can see the MicroSD card menu. Highlight the ” homebrew game ”, press “A” to enjoy the homebrew games.

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