I wrote a quick little script to Backup/Restore the Luma3DS Boot Animation. This will be handy for those who have a Boot Animation setup (Not splash screen) and need to update their Luma installations.
You can view the full post over on the gbatemp forums:
Nintendo released a Firmware update for all 2DS/3DS devices bringing the current firmware version up to 11.6.0-39U.
If you’re already modded with Luma3DS CFW installed then updating to 11.6 is safe in the sense it won’t brick your system, and the mod will still work. And for those of you who had your system hard-modded, fear not, you can always downgrade back to your original firmware (pre-mod) in the worst case scenario.
So while nothing will happen to your homebrew apps or CFW if you update, it’s too early to tell what Nintendo has changed and so updating isn’t really recommended just yet. The exploit used to hardmod the system is in the hardware, so Nintendo can’t patch it, but they can still do other nasty things..
When the NES Classic was first announced I knew one way or another I was going to put custom games on it. My first thought was to simply replace the NAND. But I had just moved and started a new job and had a lot going on in my life, so I never got around to testing that theory. Now with the upcoming release of the SNES Classic, I’m anxious to see if Nintendo has simply used the same hardware or if not, what changes have been made.
One thing is certain, Nintendo has a bad reputation when it comes to security and cracking down on hacks, so I was positive the system hadn’t been patched. Good news for us! And Cluster has already confirmed that Nintendo has indeed NOT patched the SNES. Even better news!
Ok, now onto the real stuff..
The NES CLASSIC featured 31 Games and featured either a Spansion 512MB SLC NAND flash, TSOP48 / Spansion 4Gbits S34ML04G2 TSOP48 or the alternate Macronix MX30LF4G18AC-TI / IC FLASH 4GBIT 20NS 48TSOP
The SNES CLASSIC only features 21 Games, which total around 22.5MB. About the same size as 200 NES Games.
Contra 3: The Alien Wars
Donkey Kong Country
Final Fantasy 3
Kirby Super Star
Kirby’s Dream Course
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Mega Man X
Secret of Mana
Star Fox 2
Street Fighter 2 Turbo: Hyper Fighting
Super Castlevania 4
Super Ghouls ’n Ghosts
Super Mario Kart
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
Super Mario World
Along with upgrading the RAM, I’m thinking about upgrading the NAND using a S34ML08G2 8 Gb, 4-bit ECC, x8 I/O and 3 V VCC
NAND Flash Memory chip (Datasheet). After all, if I can upgrade the NAND on an iPhone, why not the S/NES Classic?
SciresM has released an update to Boot9Strap and the newest release is v1.3.
Updating B9S is recommended, but is NOT mandatory at this time and can be a little more complicated for some. Here is an easy to follow guide you can follow to update, it’s really simple 😛
Developer Page: https://github.com/SciresM/boot9strap/releases
Luma Updater was updated recently to v2.2, although as there was no update to Luma3DS itself, updating is still recommended.
If you want to update the app, simply launch it while you’re connected to the Internet and follow the on screen instructions.
For more information including the change log, please visit the developers page:
I wrote a small script for modded 3DS users with Godmode9 that removes outdated and unnecessary applications from the Homebrew Launcher menu. You may download it from the link below.
If you’re curious about how it works, it’s in plain text and can be viewed using WordPad or Notepad etc. To make it easier to open just change the extension to .txt
Due to concerns brought forward about the projects now closed source code, I have switched to using the Open Source Fork by ihaveamac. Unfortunately at this time it doesn’t have the update that allows you browse themes directly from the system itself. So for now, you’ll have to continue to get themes from https://3dsthem.es/
An update is available for Themely (1.4.0) that allows you to browse themes directly from your modded handheld. If your system was modded on or after the 23rd of August you already have this update.
You can install the update using the Guide below.
Please note: xDS refers to 3DS, New 3DS, 3DS XL, New 3DS XL, 2DS, and New 2DS XL.
First visit the Developer Page:
Next launch the FBI application installed on your xDS.
Scroll to the bottom of the list and select “Remote Install” > “Scan QR Code”.
Scan the QR Code on the developers page to install.
Launch the app and enjoy the update, it’s that easy!