3DS:Custom themes

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Custom themes are a set of graphics and sounds that can be applied to your HOME Menu to give it a bit more personality. They are built on the same framework as the official themes that can be found on Nintendo's theme shop.

Custom themes are available on USA, EUR, and JPN firmwares. They are partially implemented but inaccessible on KOR firmwares, and entirely unimplemented in CHN and TWN firmwares.

Installation

Custom themes can be managed with a homebrew software called Anemone3DS.

What You Need

Section I: Prep Work

  1. Open the Universal Updater application (the blue down arrow icon)
  2. Use the D-Pad to navigate between applications and the A button to select an application
  3. Use the Search to look for Anemone3DS
  4. Under Available Downloads, select either Anemone3DS.cia or Anemone3DS.3dsx, then press A again to install it
    • CIA files will appear on your HOME Menu in a gift box after you exit Universal-Updater
    • 3DSX files will become available in the Homebrew Launcher application

What You Need

  • FBI installed on your console

Section I: Prep Work

You can scan one of the QR codes below to download and install the program using FBI. To do this, start FBI, then go to "Remote Install", then "Scan QR Code".

QR codes for FBI

What You Need

Section I: Prep Work

  1. Insert your SD card into your computer
  2. Copy Anemone3DS.cia to the cias folder on your SD card
    • Create the folder if it does not exist; it is for organization purposes
  3. Insert your SD card into your console
  4. Power on your console
  5. Launch FBI
  6. Navigate to SD -> cias
  7. Press A while Anemone3DS.cia is selected, then select Install and delete CIA(s)
  8. Wait for the process to complete
  9. Exit FBI

What You Need

Section I: Prep Work

  1. Insert your SD card into your computer
  2. Copy Anemone3DS.3dsx to the 3ds folder on your SD card
  3. Insert your SD card into your console
  4. Power on your console

Section II: Extdata Setup

For Anemone3DS themes to work properly, you must create theme extdata. You can do this from the HOME Menu.

  1. From the HOME Menu, tap the top-left HOME Menu settings button
  2. Tap "Change Theme"
  3. Set your theme to anything other than the default
  4. Allow the 3DS to create the theme extdata
  5. Exit the theme menu

Section III: Anemone3DS

  1. Open Anemone3DS
  2. If you don't already have a theme, press Right Shoulder to enter the QR code scanner, then scan a QR code from Theme Plaza to download a theme
    • Alternatively, you can place themes downloaded from the website (in .zip format) into sd:/Themes/. Create the folder if it does not already exist
  3. See the top screen for instructions on what to do. Here are some examples of what Anemone3DS is capable of:
    • If you want to just install one theme with its background music, hover over the theme, hold A, hold D-Pad Up, then release A
    • If you want to install one theme without its background music, hover over the theme, hold A, hold D-Pad Right, then release A
    • If you want to shuffle multiple themes, press B to select the themes you would like to shuffle (up to ten), hold A, hold D-Pad Down, then release A
  4. Once you've made your selections, press Start to exit Anemone3DS
    • You will be booted to the Sleep Mode screen
  5. Press Home to return to the HOME Menu
OOjs UI icon information-constructive.svg Your custom theme has been applied!