eip's homebrew index: we /linux/ now son

typed with no capitals because that means i'm cool

Hello and welcome to Eip's Homebrew Index.
This site will attempt to host and maintain a collection of useful links and information related to 3DS Homebrew.

If you follow any of the guides or suggestions on this page, please ensure you read the instructions once or twice over to ensure you have understood them. The most common cause of problems with hacked consoles is user error or misunderstanding, and I don't mean that lightly.
If you have problems, make a Discord account and join this server, and ask for assistance in the assistance channels.
Thanks to all my friends on Nintendo Homebrew for helping me with the information here, thanks to Jisagi for some Javascript, and thanks to Zeta for letting me (poorly) steal their CSS.

The first, and possibly most important link, is Plailect's Guide. Plailect's guide is regularly updated, verified to be accurate and is comprehensive across all software and hardware versions except when he's too busy to update it.
Plailect's guide is used primarily for the purpose of installing custom firmware (CFW). CFW is a beefier, better, more stable version of homebrew. With the advent of Frogminer, CFW is now free and available on version 11.8, so there's almost no reason to stay on homebrew-only.

Here is a guide for Frogminer. Frogminer requires Homebrew access. If you need it, it's on my guide page there.

Also, we now have Fredminer. Fredminer is similar to Frogminer but doesn't require Homebrew access.

Sudokuminer is also still viable, technically. Here's a guide.
Along with Sudokuminer, there is also Steelminer, which is on the Frogminer page here. Sudokuminer may cost $2, or may be free for certain users, and results in the installation of CFW. Steelminer is free and results in homebrew-only access, but can be combined with Frogminer to gain CFW.

What can I do with CFW?

If you are interested in the technical side of things, 3dbrew is a comprehensive resource with lots of details and information.

I also have a page on piracy as it relates to the 3DS and the Nintendo Homebrew server, a brief guide for the New Super Ultimate Injector, a FAQ for Seedminer and a page on how to comprehensively check your SD card for errors, which I would probably recommend doing before you start with any of these processes but that's just, like, my opinion, man. I also offer a guaranteed solution to any problems you may be having, a page full of explanations and some starter kits for hacking your console. Now with added troubleshooting.
This entire website should be considered a permanent WIP, but LOOK MA I HAVE CSS NOW. props to crc gang (also props to deprecated html elements that shouldn't work any more but do :lenny:)

Contact me if you have problems, suggestions or other feedback.