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Seedminer 3DS Guide-how to use Seedminer on 3DS to install CFW?

Recently, a new way to inject Dsiware hax to 3DS released, that’s the Seedminer made by Gbatemp member Zoogie. This method can install Boot9strap using Dsiware on 3DS V11.6 and only needs a single 3DS system to work. So how to use Seedminer on Nintendo 3DS to get 3DS CFW and is it a easier way than the NTRboot method, here you can get the answers.

What’s the Seedminer?

There are three different methods of installing boot9strap using DSiWare on 3DS 11.6.0.  Seedminer is the Only one of them works on a non-hacked 3DS, so you are no need to get a hacked source 3DS to do a system transfer. It only requires a PC with a powerful graphics card, a cheap DSiWare game from the eShop. The only problem is it involved many steps and you need to buy a high end graphics card for your PC, otherwiseSeedminer method will take all day or some days. The reason it will take so long is Seedminer utilizes your PC’s CPU or GPU to brute force a hacked DSiWare Save File to a Stock-unhacked-3DS. If you are relying on CPU its going to take along time, maybe hours, if you have a low end CPU you’re gonna be waiting DAYS.

Tutorial: How to use Seedminer on 3DS to install B9S/CFW?

This video is guiding you to install Seedminer to 3DS as well, just check below.

Step1-Files to Download:

  1. Python. Install it after downloading. If you already have it, skip this.
  2. Seedminer program for PC. Get the newest release available at the time of you doing this tutorial. Extract its contents to a folder on the desktop.
  3. Seedminer files. Extract them to the desktop.
  4. Starter Pack for 3DS. Extract this to the desktop.

Step2:Before you begin, Say NO to BigNintendo’s ban:

  • Before doing anything, we must prevent you from being banned. Go to the Settings app.
  • Tap Internet Settings, then Spot Pass, open Automatic Software Download, choose No. Press OK. Then press Send system information and choose no.
  • Return to the 3DS Home screen and open the Friends List application.
  • Tap Settings, then Friend Notification Settings, turn off Show friends you play.
  • Before you go, get your own friend code. This will be needed later for the hack.

PART 3A-Beginning Instructions (Self Brute Forcing Method [only choose this if you have a decent GPU]):

  1. On your 3DS, go to the eShop and buy any compatible DSiWare game from this list.
  2. Once it’s downloaded, go to the Settings app, then choose Data Management.
  3. Now, tap on the DSiware option. Now, you should see the game you just bought first.
  4. Tap that game and choose the Copy option and it will copy the game to the SD card. Tell it OK to move on.
  5. Power off the device and remove the SD card. Put said SD card into your PC.
  6. Navigate to your device’s SD card. Inside the Nintendo 3DS folder is a folder with a long alpha-numerical name (it’s your ID0 code). Copy that folder name. See picture 1 above.
  7. Now, make a text file with your ID0 code in it. It should just be the 32 digits with no dashes, spaces, or special characters of any sort.
  8. On the next line of the text file, add your Friend code from earlier. It should also not have any dashes or anything in it.
  9. Save the text file where you can keep it handy for when we need those numbers.
  10. Now, on your 3DS SD card, go into your ID0 Code folder, then the next folder with a long name, and then the DSiware folder. Inside of that will be a folder with your game in it. It will be the most recent folder.
  11. Inside will be a .bin file, cut and paste it to the desktop.
  12. Now, open this link in a new tab.
  13. Enter your Friend Code into the Friend Code field and then the ID0 Code into the ID0 field. Now press Go.
  14. You will be given a Friend Code to add to your Friends List on your 3DS. So now, turn on your 3DS and add the Friend Code to that Friend List app. You can leave the SD card in the PC.
  15. Back on the computer, go back to that site where you got the Friend Code.
  16. Download the movable_part1.sed and save it to the Seedminer folder in the Seedminer program that you extracted to the desktop earlier.
  17. Now, hold Shift and Right Click in the Seedminer folder and choose Open Command Window Here.
  18. Type in this command without quotes “py -3 seedminder_launcher3.py update-db”. Let it run when it’s done it will say Successful.
  19. After that, type this command “py -3 seedminder_launcher3.py id0” followed up with your ID0 code. Look at picture 2 below if necessary.
  20. You should get a statement stating that there are No Hashes added. This is normal, so now add this one last command “py -3 seedminder_launcher3.py id0 gpu”.
  21. This is the command to brute force the .sed file with the ID0 code. It shouldn’t take you too long, but if it does, don’t worry. Just let it run until it says Press Any Key to Continue.
  22. Exit the Command Prompt. You can now move the .sed file from the Seedminer folder to the desktop. Now continue to Part 4.

PART 3B-Beginning Instructions (Someone Else Brute Forcing Method[choose this if your GPU is not decent]):

  1. On your 3DS, go to the eShop and buy any compatible DSiWare game from this list.
  2. Once it’s downloaded, go to the Settings app, then choose Data Management.
  3. Now, tap on the DSiware option. Now, you should see the game you just bought first.
  4. Tap that game and choose the Copy option and it will copy the game to the SD card. Tell it OK to move on.
  5. Power off the device and remove the SD card. Put said SD card into your PC.
  6. Navigate to your device’s SD card. Inside the Nintendo 3DS folder is a folder with a long alpha-numerical name (it’s your ID0 code). Copy that folder name. See picture 1 further up.
  7. Now, make a text file with your ID0 code in it. It should just be the 32 digits with no dashes, spaces, or special characters of any sort.
  8. On the next line of the text file, add your Friend code from earlier. It should also not have any dashes or anything in it.
  9. Save the text file where you can keep it handy for when we need those numbers.
  10. Now, on your 3DS SD card, go into your ID0 Code folder, then the next folder with a long name, and then the DSiware folder. Inside of that will be a folder with your game in it. It will be the most recent folder.
  11. Inside will be a .bin file, cut and paste it to the desktop.
  12. Now, open this link in a new tab.
  13. Enter your Friend Code into the Friend Code field and then the ID0 Code into the ID0 field. Now press Go.
  14. You will be given a Friend Code to add to your Friends List on your 3DS. So now, turn on your 3DS and add the Friend Code to that Friend List app. You can leave the SD card in the PC.
  15. Back on the computer, go back to that site where you got the Friend Code.
  16. Click Continue to have another person do the brute forcing for you. Now just wait, you can leave the tab open and do other stuff, it’s not happening on your PC, so anything you do will not affect the brute force. They mention that it can take up to an hour, but is 30 minutes on average.
  17. When it’s complete you will have a Download movable.sed option, choose it and save it to your desktop.

PART 4-Middle Instructions:

  1. Go to the Seedminer folder for 3DS. Copy the .bin file in it to the desktop. Then, go into the folder for your region and copy the 2 files inside that folder onto the desktop as well.
  2. Open this in a new tab. On the right side of the screen, it is asking you for all 5 files that you should have on your desktop. The .bin from the game, the .sed we brute forced, and the 3 files you just took out of the Seedminer folder.
  3. Browse for all of them 1 by 1 and after they’re all chosen, press Start.
  4. Now it will prompt you to save a new .bin file that has been patched. Save it to the desktop.
  5. You now need to rename the newly downloaded file to not have the word Patched in it.
  6. Now, on your 3DS SD card, go into your ID0 Code folder, then the next folder with a long name, and then the DSiware folder. Inside of that will be a folder with your game in it. It will be the most recent folder.
  7. It should be empty if you followed my instructions, if not, overwrite the old .bin file with the new one you just renamed.
  8. Open the Starter Pack folder you have on your desktop. Copy the contents of the “Copy to SD Card” to the 3DS SD card’s root.
  9. Now in the Firmwares folder, choose either one that matches your system. The only part that you need to worry about, no matter your firmware, is if it says OLD or NEW. If your system has the world New in the title (New Nintendo 3DS), choose the new one. If it doesn’t have anything in the title, choose OLD. Copy this file to the Boot9Strap folder that is now on your 3DS SD card.
  10. Insert the SD Card and go into the Settings app, choose Data Management, then DSiware. On the bottom screen, tap on the SD card option. If done right, you will see your game.
  11. Tap on the game, then choose to copy it to the device. Tell it that it’s okay to overwrite the previous game.
  12. Go start the game from the Home Screen. If everything was done right on the PC, your game at some point will load the exploit. Just start playing the game until it crashes into the exploit. Every game is technically different and will depend on which one you’ve chosen. But if you see no results after 5 minutes, you probably failed somewhere along the way and need to start again. This should be easy since you still have all 5 files from earlier already on your PC.
  13. If it works, you’re now on the Boot9Strap screen. So go down and choose to Dump F0F1. Once it’s complete, it will say that it’s done.
  14. Now, go up a few options to Install Boot9Strap. It will give you a warning, just press the button combo of Start and Select to continue on.
  15. It will do it’s thing and will tell you once it’s done. ONLY once it says it’s done should you turn off the console. To do that, hold the power button down to forcibly power it off.
  16. Power the device back on and you should be greeted with the Luma configuration screen. If you’re not, don’t freak out, you may have still gotten the CFW installed. Skip onto step 18 to find out how to know.
  17. If you’re on the Luma config screen, choose the Show NAND or User String in System Settings option. Now press Start to reboot the 3DS, if it prompts you to press Power Off, do so.
  18. Now on your device, go to the Settings app and look at the top screen in it. If you see “Sys” in front of your firmware, you’ve done it! You’re on a CFW, if not, go back to Step 12 and retry.

PART 5-Final Instructions:

  1. If you’ve come this far, just know that you’re almost done, we just need to get the Homebrew Launcher going for some things. So, on the home screen, choose the Download Play app.
  2. Once it’s loaded, press this combination: Down on the D-Pad, Left Trigger, and Start. You will now be on the Rosalina menu.
  3. The 5th option down is Miscellaneous options, press it. Then press Switch the .hb title to the current app. After that, press the B button to back out. Keep pressing it until the Rosalina menu goes away.
  4. Now, close the app completely. Then, after it’s closed, open it again.
  5. You will now be on the Homebrew Launcher. Go down to FBI and load it.
  6. Once FBI is open, go to the SD option, first in the list, now press A.
  7. Go into the CIAs folder now and once you see the list of apps to install, simply press A, then choose Install and Delete all CIAS.
  8. Once it’s done, exit out to the 3DS home screen.
  9. Unwrap all of your newly installed apps. Run the DSP1 app. It will automatically do its thing.
  10.  When it’s done, it will have an option for you to press B to delete the app and exit to the main menu. Do this as we no longer need the DSP1 app.
  11. At this time, open up the Luma Updater app to check to see if there is a Luma update available. If there is, install it. If not, press Start to exit to the home screen.
  12. Power off the device. Once the device is off, press this button combination: Start and Power.
  13. You should now be on DevMode9 and not the 3DS home screen, if you’re on the home screen, go back to number 12.
  14. Press the Home button and choose the Scripts option. Now choose the second to last option called setup_ctrnand_luma3ds. Then press A on the following screens.
  15. You will get to a button combination screen, do what it asks of you.
  16. When it’s done press A to confirm and then press A to relock permissions.
  17. Press the Home button and choose the Scripts option again. Now choose Backup Sysnand. Press A to confirm and let it do its thing.
  18. Press the Home button and choose the Scripts option one last time. Choose cleanup_sd_card and press A to confirm.
  19. Now press start to reboot the system.
  20. CONGRATS! That’s all you have to do and if you ever want to update your system, you can, you will never lose your custom firmware!

Seedminer VS NTRboot method, which to choose for hacking 3DS?

NTRboothax is another popular 3ds exploit to use for installing B9S and Luma3ds CFW, it also can work on a single 3DS system to install Boot9strap and CFW. So between it and Seedminer method, which is better to choose for hacking the 3DS? Here, let me show you a comparison chart.

Seedminer  NTRboot
Compatibility 3DS V11.4 to 3DS V11.6 All 3DS Firmware versions
Preperations
  1. A compatible Dsiware game.
  2. A PC with powerful graphics card.
  1.  A magnet(no need for the original 2DS)
  2.  Ntrboot compatible flashcart(R4i gold 3ds plus or Ace3ds X)
Installation More complicated and it takes all day or days if your PC with a low end CPU. Rather simple, it even takes less than 1 hour for you to complete CFW/B9S installation via flashing NTRboothax to 3DS.
Price $2 for a Dsiware game, but a powerful graphics card costs so high if you don’t want to wait for hours or days when using Seemminer method. $20 more or less for a Flashcart

Note

However, if you have a bricked system or one that can’t go online or you don’t have wifi in your home, you’ll still need to use the old tried and true flashcart method. I repeat if you can’t go online with your device or it’s bricked, Seedminer method isn’t for you.

Conclusion

In a word, the NTRboot method is definitely a easier and faster solution than Seedminer for installing B9S and Luma3DS to your 3DS console. Though for using it, you need to buy a cheap flashcard, maybe R4i gold 3ds plus, Ace3ds X or R4i 3ds b9s. 3DS-Flashcard.com can ship you the NTRboot flashcards from USA and France, so you are no need to wait for a month for receiving the flashcard, in addition, we recommend you buying R4i 3ds gold plus or Ace3ds X flashcard, they are preflashed NTRboothax and with a button to toggle from NTR to DS mode, which make you playing NDS GAMES as well after getting the CFW installed.

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