Frogminer: Frii CFW for 11.9 U/E/J
What This Is
Frogminer is a method of free CFW for any "3DS Family" system running firmware 11.9. It requires access to the homebrew menu. If you do not have an entry point to homebrew, Steelminer is a free way to get one. If you do not know what an entrypoint is, you do not have one. Keep reading to learn more.
If you require support with this process, please visit this Discord and ask for help in the 3ds assistance channels. Mention you are following eip's frogminer guide, which step you are up to, and what exactly you are having issues with.
Who Did It (credits from zoogie)
- zoogie: b9stool, frogminer, seedminer, etc, etc, etc
- Martin Korth (nocash) - location hints for flipnote privkeys, no$gba, excellent Gbatek docs. I could go on.
- Shutterbug2000 - ugopwn exploit. brilliant stuff!
- Fincs and Wintermute - Flipnote Lenny, a revised version of ugopwn. This is the version I ported. Very clean, elegant work which made it a more manageable task for me.
- zacchi4k and Chromaryu - for tools assistance, thanks a bunch!
- All my peeps on the Nintendo Homebrew Discord and GBAtemp for constant support of seedminer and its users!
- eip wrote this guide (if you are a smart person and have an issue with any of the content in this guide, please contact @eip ∞#3283 on the Nintendo Homebrew discord with your complaints and or suggestions)
Before You Begin
- First, a test: On your console, open Download Play. It is a small orange icon with a DS console and some WiFi signals.
- Then, open "DS Download Play". If it loads successfully and you see the old DS menu, proceed to item five.
- If you only see a black screen or an error screen, exit Download Play, go to System Settings, Internet Settings, DS Connection Settings.
- If this also hangs on a black screen or an error screen instead of loading to the old DS menu, you are unable to use Frogminer or Sudokuminer. You will need to use NTRboot to access CFW.
- Please download and install 7-zip, the suggested archival management tool, available here.
- Please turn file extensions ON. Instructions for Windows here.
Two PathsThe use of Frogminer requires access to the homebrew launcher. If you do not know what this is or how to do this, you do not have access. If you do not have access, click "I do not have a homebrew entry point."
If you do already have access, click "I already have a homebrew entry point".