Noob-proof (N)3DS "Custom Firmware" (by LumaTeam)

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Posts where Luma3DS has been mentioned. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects - the last one was on 2021-02-25.
  • nintendo 3ds wont turn on because i lost all sd card files | 2021-03-02
  • This happened when I tried to open the rythm heaven mega mix, now everytime I try to turn the console on it shows this(more info in comments) | 2021-02-27
    Update luma
  • 3ds Hacking Qa General Browserhax 2020 Is Dead | 2021-02-27
    boot.3dsx is included in the latest release of Luma available at . | 2021-02-25
    Since you already have a .cia dump of your games, you can simply use the universal pokemon randomizer and randomize them that way, the program will make you a Luma LayeredFS patch which you can then use to apply a randomizer to the game. Instructions for LayeredFS can be found in the Luma Wiki | 2021-02-08
    I have replaced both boot.3dsx and boot.firm from the Luma3DSv10.2.1 in my SD-card root folder. I have downloaded luma archive from here , and I have found the link in one of the later steps of main guide of
  • I need help. Description in comments. | 2021-02-26
    Grab the latest luma and put the boot.firm file in the root folder of the sdcard
  • Please help me what do I do | 2021-02-20
  • Weekly R3ds Questions Thread Need Help Using Your | 2021-02-20
    Download the Luma3DS ZIP from here: | 2021-02-18
    Make sure Luma's boot.firm file is on the root of the SD card. Download is here. Also re-follow Finalizing Setup from the guide if you want to double-check rest of your SD card is set up.
  • I have the latest firmware and luma, i changed my wallpaper on amenone and restarted my system and i got the arm 11 screen. What happened and how do i fix his? | 2021-02-15
    Same thing happened to me but i fixed it, All you gotta do is take out SD, put it in computer, on the computer Go to and click The numbers might be different, depends on luma verson, It will download file, after file downloads then extract it and replace boot.firm in the 3ds SD card with the one from the zip file and the boot.3dsx in the SD card with the one from the zip, After you do that extract the SD card and put it back in ur ds and turn on the ds, After you do that you will see different options on the screen, Go down and select the third option with X and then press start on the ds, Wait a second and you will be booted to the 3ds homescreen Hope i halped
  • Weekly /r/3DS Questions Thread - Need help using your 3DS or picking your next game? Ask here! | 2021-02-13
    I think some Action Replays are blocked by the 3DS firmware. But if you have CFW (guide), I'm also pretty sure Luma patches out the blacklist.
  • I think my 3DS just got bricked. Can you people help meh ;-; | 2021-02-11
  • Accidentally clicked restore in the Luma updater and now when I boot up the 2ds this shows. | 2021-02-07
    Manually download the latest Luma version and replace the boot.firm that's on your SD card
  • Can a Japanese 3DS game on a Japanese 2DS XL be played in english | 2021-02-07
    Check out locale emulation: Locale emulation, the paragraph you're looking for starts with " While Luma3DS allows games from all regions to be played via region-free patches..."
  • Wifey knows what’s up! Got this on my birthday this past December a 3DS XL SAMUS EDITION with modded firmware 250+ Games on top of all that Entire list of NES and GAMEBOY ADVANCE Games. | 2021-02-06
    So normally you can update via the Luma updater, however considering you don't have the Luma logo anywhere on your 3ds I'm not totally sure how you should update. It looks like the latest version of Luma is 10.2.1 fyi. Here's the Luma github page, as it may be possible to update it by downloading and installing the new version of Luma. I'm not totally sure, so I don't want to give you any advice that could mess it up. You'll have to look around on what you should do. I don't imagine that it's necessary to update though, so if you just turn off automatic updates from your settings page, maybe you won't have to deal with this at all.


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