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3DS:Alternate Exploits/Homebrew Launcher (ninjhax2-dx)

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Required Reading

Ninjhax2 is an exploit for the game "Cubic Ninja" made by smea, compatible with System Versions 9.0.0 through 11.6.0 for USA/EUR/JPN region consoles. It is used to launch the Homebrew Launcher.

What's used here is ninjhax2-dx by zoogie, which supports 11.7.0 - 11.17.0 for USA/JPN, and 11.10.0 - 11.17.0 for EUR.

OOjs UI icon information-warning.svg If you already have Cubic Ninja, this process will overwrite your game's save file!

What You Need

  • The game "Cubic Ninja"
  • The latest release of ninjhax2-dx
  • The latest release of Luma3DS (the Luma3DS .zip file)


Section I - Prep Work

  1. Power off your device
  2. Insert your SD card into your computer
  3. Copy Launcher.dat from the folder appropriate for your console from the ninjhax2-dx .zip file to the root of your SD card
    • The root of the SD card refers to the initial directory on your SD card where you can see the Nintendo 3DS folder, but are not inside of it
  4. Copy boot.firm and boot.3dsx from the Luma3DS .zip to the root of your SD card

Section II - ninjhax2-dx

  1. Reinsert your SD card into your device
  2. Power on your device
  3. Launch "Cubic Ninja" once and select "Create"
    • If prompted, delete all data
  4. Select "QR Code"
  5. Select "Scan QR Code"
  6. On your PC, open the browser and go to Ninjhax2 DX website
  7. Select your console's region and hardware
  8. On your device, scan the QR code
    • If the game exits to the HOME Menu, then the exploit has installed correctly
  9. Launch "Cubic Ninja" again
    • If the exploit was successful, your device will have booted into the Homebrew Launcher

Next steps

At this point, there are a number of processes you may follow. Continue to the next section of the guide based on what you have access to.

Method Requirements
--- Working shoulder buttons System version
Installing boot9strap (nimdsphax) No Latest
Installing boot9strap (uloader) No 11.15.0 or lower