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3DS Region Changing Tutorial (EASY WAY)

Cha0s Em3rald Dec 22, 2015

  1. Cha0s Em3rald

    Cha0s Em3rald Chaos Immortal Staff Member Administrator

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    3DS Region Changing Tutorial (EASY WAY)

    This thread was originally posted here on GBA Temp
    https://gbatemp.net/threads/3ds-region-change-tutorial-easy-way.386207/

    Credit for writing it & thanks for allowing me to repost it on 3DS Chaos go to Newest Nick Team

    Now I'll tell you this: ONLY DO THIS WITH EMUNAND (YOUR SYSTEM MENU ON THE SD CARD). REPLACING YOUR SYSNAND (YOUR SYSTEM MENU ON THE NAND/INTERNAL MEMORY) WITH THIS IS RISKY. PLEASE READ EVERY SINGLE THING IN THIS TUTORIAL FIRST BEFORE DOING ALL THIS.



    Without further ado, let's get started!

    You'll need:

    - Nintendo 3DS with firmwares 4.1-4.5 (Or downgrading to 4.1-4.5 might be good idea but it is risky for a BRICK. So use a clean 3DS for firmwares 4.1-4.5)
    - A secureinfo_a for a region (Wont be linking any of those here as that would be illegal here. Find it in a *Removed* I can't name.)
    - 3DS Multi Decryptor for to dump your CTR_NAND16.xorpad
    - EmuNAND Tool
    - The CIAs used for installing a few out-of-region titles, which is here on this tutorial (Use 3DNUS for this)
    - An SD Card, maybe more than 3 GB
    - Gateway 3DS and the flashcard

    Step 0: Install the DS Profile Exploit. If you haven't done that yet, then try.
    Step 1: Enter the Launcher.dat of Gateway 3DS and DO NOT GO TO EMUNAND. Go to Format EmuNAND (Careful, this will DELETE ALL THE FILES INSIDE THE SD CARD), and then turn off the system, completely. The EMUNand will take up almost 1 GB.
    Step 2: Go to your SD Card, rename the Launcher.dat to Launcher_GW.dat or whatever (It's your name choice though), and copy the 3DS_Multi_Decryptor Launcher.dat over to the SD Card.
    Step 3: Relaunch the Exploit. Go select to where it says "NAND16" on it using the directional keys, and press A. This will take up 700 MB of space.
    Step 4: Use the EmuNAND tool to Extract the EmuNAND from the SD Card, and then drag the NAND16.xorpad, secureinfo_a for whatever region it is over to where the EmuNAND.bin is at.
    Step 5: Download the 3DS Secureinfo Tool here, and then extract it. Launch the EXE app. Click Inject Secureinfo_a, and lead to the EmuNAND, the Xorpad, and the Secureinfo_a. Your done!
    Step 6: Inject the region-changed EmuNAND back to the SD Card, and launch the Gateway Exploit. Your done! The region change error has been fixed since 3.2 (I think).

    How to get on the eShop:


    BEFORE DOING ALL THIS, PLEASE FORMAT THE SYSTEM MEMORY INSIDE THE EMUNAND BEFORE UPDATING. IF YOU DON'T DO THIS FIRST, YOUR NNID WILL BE BANNED FOREVER! I am just saying.

    You'll need:

    - 2 SD Cards
    - 3rd SD Card, with another region, formatted and updated to 9.6, AND has an NNID Japan-like to work with rxtools.
    - And a 4.1-4.5 SysNAND.

    Step 1: Format EmuNAND with Gateway on the 2 SD Cards. Use the 1st SD Card via steps 2-6.
    Step 2: Boot Gateway Mode. Go to System Settings, and go to the 4th page to lead to "Format System"
    Step 3: Accept the format. After formatting, it'll kick you back to SysNAND.
    Step 4: Now launch Gateway, launch EmuNAND and apply the 9.9 update. It'll kick you back to SysNAND.
    Stpe 5: Test the EmuNAND again with Gateway. It'll say that you have new features. Then turn off the console.
    Step 6: Turn off the 3DS, eject it, and use EmuNAND tool to Extract the the EmuNAND.
    Step 7: Use the 2nd SD Card to inject the extracted EmuNAND. Close off EmuNAND tool after done, and eject the SD Card.
    Step 8: With the 1st SD Card, set up an NNID. BUT DON'T SET IT UP ON THE 2ND SD CARD.
    Step 9: After setting it up, launch the eShop. Set it up as usual. While on the main page, press HOME and close it off. Turn off the 3DS.
    Step 10: Use the 2nd SD Card you didn't set up an Nintendo Network ID with, and launch eShop. It'll say an error message. When you see the error message, TURN OFF the 3DS. This is very important.
    Step 11: Now use the 3rd SD Card with another region. Launch the eShop. Aw, it worked! Great job!

    That tutorial worked. Why? Well, in order to access the eShop, you read on Nintendo's servers your Console's info on the server while visiting. With the Another SD Card, when you got the error code, it RESETS the info in the server. When visiting the eShop on ANOTHER region with another NNID set up Japan-like, it starts the eShop as like you really got an Japanese console! Great, right?

    How to relink back your old EmuNAND:

    To switch back, you'll need to do these steps:

    1. Make an EmuNAND backup
    2. Decrypt partitions using RxTools
    3. Delete some NNID file inside the NAND (It depends to where it's at, IDK where it's at, so Google is the solution)
    4. Make another EmuNAND on a 4th SD Card, encrypt and inject the EmuNAND Partitions to that 4th SD Card using RxTools (You'll need to inject the backup first before doing this)
    5. Go on the eShop when loaded the EumNAND. It'll get an error, and power off.
    6. Then get your old EmuNAND, and launch it and launch eShop. Congrats, you switched back!

    I hope you enjoyed my tutorial. :D
     
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    - Why it doesn't work in firmware 5.0-9.2? Because it's possible to use MSET with this firmwares, just downgrading.
    - I don't think GW is needed..

    I don't think that's all needed.

    I thought that it's more simple like:

    1 - Format emuNAND
    2 - Extract NAND FAT16 xorpad.
    3 - Extract emuNAND.bin
    4 - Open secureinfo and select the secureinfo file of the region you want, select your emuNAND.bin then your FAT16 xorpad.
    5 - Inject emuNAND.bin in your SD.

    After formatted emuNAND, maybe we can update the emuNAND using sysUpdater.
     
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2015
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