The last time we checked on Smealum and co.’s Homebrew Launcher for the Nintendo 3DS, it required the user to have a copy of Cubic Ninja, a game that’s now rare and expensive for this very reason. That’s why Smealum came up with a couple of new ways to access the launcher that don’t involve Cubic Ninja.
Smealum calls it tubehax, since it uses the YouTube app that’s available – for now at least – from the eShop. You’ll need an Internet connection each time you want to access the Homebrew Launcher. The second way, ironhax, is actually linked to tubehax. It uses a copy of Iron Fall to give you offline access to the Homebrew Launcher and all its benefits. Unfortunately as of this writing Nintendo already removed Iron Fall from the eShop.
Head to the Homebrew Launcher blog for complete details on performing the hacks. I bet half of the people who want to try this are just doing it to bypass regional restrictions. Why we even have those in the age of digital downloads is beyond me.
[via Tiny Cartridge]