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Welcome to 3DBrew,
a wiki dedicated to homebrew on the Nintendo 3DS.
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What is Homebrew? How do I run homebrew?
Homebrew is a popular term used for applications that are created and executed on a video game console by hackers, programmers, developers, and consumers. Keep an eye out on the Homebrew Exploits page for a list of available exploits and their respective requirements.
How do I develop homebrew? What homebrew can I run?
See the Setting up Development Environment‎ page for a guide on how to get started with homebrew development for the 3DS. The toolchain supports Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. See the Homebrew Applications page for a partial list of homebrew applications/games that can be downloaded and installed.

Latest safe firmware

As of this writing, the latest firmware is 11.8.0-41.

See here regarding running homebrew.

Software-based full system control exploits are only known for system versions up to and including 11.3.0-X, while ntrboothax allows for ARM9 arbitrary code execution on any 3DS-family console regardless of OS version (or even its presence at all).


Latest news

  • 11 August 18 Smealum publishes at Defcon 26 a complete userland to ARM9 exploit chain for N3DS, developed in the past two years.
  • 30 July 18 Nintendo released system update 11.8.0-41.
  • 18 June 18 Nintendo released system update 11.7.0-40.

Latest homebrew releases



General Homebrew 3DS hardware
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Other Nintendo Homebrew Sites

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