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3DS:GYTB

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GYTB (an acronym for Give You This Budge) is a homebrew app for the 3DS, developed by MrCheeze. It allows you to install image files as custom badges to display on your HOME Menu. GYTB only works on system firmwares 9.3 and above.

Installing GYTB

  1. Power on the console
  2. Open Universal-Updater
  3. Tap the magnifying glass on the bottom screen, then search for GYTB
  4. Press A while hovering over GYTB from the list of homebrew
  5. Choose GYTB.3dsx for the Homebrew Launcher or GYTB.cia for HOME Menu installation
  6. Wait until the app installs
  7. Exit Universal-Updater
  • Download GYTB.cia (direct download)
  • Install it using a CIA installer such as FBI

  • Download GYTB_hax.zip (direct Download)
  • Copy the 3ds folder from inside the GYTB_hax.zip onto the root of your SD card
    • If you are using macOS, hold the ⌥ Option key while dragging the folders to the root of your SD card, then click Merge

Obtaining custom badges

  • Obtain images you want to use as custom badges
    • Images must be .pngs whose dimensions are divisible by 64px
    • Images larger than 64x64 will be split into separate badges (eg. 64x128 will be split into two badges)
    • The custom badge's name is set to whatever the filename of the badge originally was
  • Theme Plaza has a large collection of such badge images
    • If you get custom badges from Theme Plaza, look for and delete preview.png

Installing custom badges

  1. Create a badges folder on the root of your SD card
  2. Copy your badge .png files to the badges folder
  3. Reinsert your SD card into your console
  4. Power on your console and Launch GYTB from the HOME screen
  • You should see your badges flash on the screen, and be sent back to the HOME Menu afterward

  1. Create a badges folder in the same location as GYTB.3dsx
      •   (root)
        •   3ds
          •   GYTB
            •   badges
            •   GYTB.3dsx
  2. Copy your badge .png files to the badges folder
  3. Reinsert your SD card into your console
  4. Power on your console and open the Homebrew Launcher
    • If you already have a Homebrew Launcher icon on the HOME Menu, use that
    • If you do not have this icon, do the following set of steps:
      1. Open Download Play
      2. Open Rosalina (the most common keycombos for the menu are L++SELECT and X+Y
      3. Go into Miscellaneous options, then select Switch the hb. title to the current app
      4. Press B until you exit Rosalina, then close Download Play and reopen it - at this point, the Homebrew Launcher should appear
  5. Launch GYTB from the list of homebrew
  • You should see your badges flash on the screen, and be sent back to the HOME Menu afterward

Decorate with Badges

  1. Tap on HOME Menu Settings in the top left of the HOME Menu
  2. Tap on the new button titled "Decorate with Badges"
  3. Drag your custom badges from the top of the screen onto your HOME Menu
    • To attach badges to folders, tap on the top right wrench icon and select "Attach Badge to Folder"
  4. Tap on the X or press the HOME,B, or X buttons to exit the badge menu

Troubleshooting

If GYTB causes an exception when you open it, it is usually one of two reasons:

  1. There is an image whose dimensions can't be divided by 64 in the badges folder
    • preview.png is a common instance of this, especially when downloading from Theme Plaza. Check for this file and delete it.
  2. There are more than 1000 images inside the badges folder
    • The 3DS can only have 1000 badges installed. This is a hard limit that cannot be bypassed; remove images until you are under the limit again.

If GYTB gives the error "WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE ELF.", it is for one of two reasons:

  1. If the error appears after saying "Writing to extdata...", your badges folder is either not present, misplaced, or misnamed.
  2. If the error appears after saying "Checking for preexisting Badge Arcade badges to dump...", then your pre-existing badges were unable to be dumped. Clear your badges in Badge Arcade's help desk and then try again.