3DS exploits released: menuhax and browserhax support firmware 11.0

Today, famous hacker yellows8 released a new exploits for 3DS to enter HBL system: menuhax and browserhax. Besides, smea have confimred on Twitter that both of them can work on the latest 3DS firmware 11.0. And they are different with SmileHax, which required some specific 3DS games in order to be activated. These new exploits do not require any game purchase or anything else to run, it makes them extremenly convenient to use.

What are menuhax and browserhax?
Menuhax and browserhax are 3DS exploits that leverage vulnerabilities in the 3DS software. Once installed on the 3DS, they enable unsigned code such as homebrews and emulators to run on the 3DS. At the time of this writing, they are now compatible with the latest 3DS firmware 11.0.
If you’re running on firmware 11.0, the two things you need to do is install these hacks as soon as possible. The Browser on the 3DS now checks that it’s running the latest version and will therefore be patched soon whether you update your console or not. So the process should be get browserhax as soon as possible, to install menuhax. Menuhax won’t be patched unless you upgrade to the next firmware whenever it gets out.

How to download and install Menuhax/browserhax
In order for homebrew to run on your system, you will need to place a few files on your SD card. Download homebrew starter kit, extract it to the root of your SD card, then you’ll get the below files:

  • boot.3dsx : this file should be placed at the root of your SD card. It’s what ninjhax/ironhax/tubehax will run first ! Usually, this is the Homebrew Launcher.
  • 3ds/ : this folder will contain all the homebrew applications you want to install to your system. You can either place 3DSX files directly inside of that folder, or create an individual folder for each application you install.

Then go to Homebrew Launcher official website to make Payload file, check the below screenshot. And put it into the root of your SD card, remember to rename to “menuhax_ropbinpayload.bin”

  • Step 1. Make sure there have Payload file in the root of your SD card, and connect your 3DS console to network
  • Step 2. Open 3DS brower and input “http://yls8.mtheall.com/3dsbrowserhax.php”
  • Step 3. Click “here” to enter HBL system

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iosuhax is released for Wii U

Last week, 3DS hacker Smealum released a new tool iosuhax for Wii U. This is a “Kind of” Custom Firmware for the Wii U.

What is iosuhax?

iosuhax” is launched by Smealum, the name is connect with 3DS *hax series. It doesn’t include any exploit, only useful for Wii U devs out there. The iosuhac comes behind Wii U 5.5 Kernel Exploit. If you are a hacker looking into details for the Wii U Security, iosuhax might be a great choice for you.


software nand dumping (bunch of ways to do this, dumps slc, slccmpt and mlc, either raw or filetree or something in between)
redNAND (redirection of nand read/writes to SD card instead of actual NAND chips)
remote shell for development and experimentation (cf wupserver and wupclient, it’s super useful)
some basic ARM debugging stuff (guru meditation screen)

You can download iosuhax form Semalum’s github.