3DS News: Nintendo releases Firmware 11.14.0 patching BrowserHax & Luma3DS updated with support for this version!
Despite the Nintendo 3DS nearing its 10th birthday and being fully discontinued last September, Nintendo decided to surprise us all and push an update for the console with version number 11.14.0. In this article, we’re going to look at what this update does together with a Luma3DS update intended to add support for it!
Nintendo releases Firmware 11.14.0 for the Nintendo 3DS
Earlier this week, Nintendo went ahead and released Firmware 11.14.0 for the Nintendo 3DS, coming just under a year after the release of Firmware 11.13.0 in December 2019. Following the trend established with Firmware 9.7.0, released in April 2015, this just-released update doesn’t seem to bring much in terms of functionality with Nintendo only providing a partly sentence-long change log stating: “Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience”.
That being said, it has been confirmed that Firmware 11.14.0 patches the 2020 BrowserHax exploit which was used as a quick & easy way to hack Firmware 11.13.0. As a result, this leaves those on Firmware 11.14.0 with only one method of software hacking namely Seedminer. Furthermore, if you intend to use BrowserHax on older supported firmwares, you might face the update nag when opening the browser which may complicate the hacking process.
Luma3DS 10.2.1 released with Firmware 11.14.0 support & more
As usual, when a new firmware update is released, some community members rush to update their console to check whether their preferred CFW is still working and this time is no different. However, this time around, the result was that Luma3DS no longer worked on Firmware 11.14.0 despite most recent 3DS updates not breaking compatibility. Thankfully, this hiccup was swiftly fixed with TuxSH releasing Luma3DS 10.2.1 hours after Firmware 11.14.0’s release with it including support for this new firmware & some other stuff namely:
- Download Play functionality now works even when you’re out-of-region
- An issue in which the Rosalina Menu wouldn’t pop up during application launch has been fixed
You may grab Luma3DS 10.2.1 by following the link below and if you want to check out Nintendo’s partly change log, links are also provided for your pleasure. For those curious about what files changed in Firmware 11.14.0, the usual yls8 reports are available and ready to be checked out with titles being updated including the Internet Browser and ‘friends’ system module among others.
Luma3DS 10.2.1 GitHub Release Page (Change log + Download Link): https://github.com/LumaTeam/Luma3DS/releases
Nintendo’s Firmware Change log: https://en-americas-support.nintendo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/231/~/system-menu-update-history#v11140
yls8’s report on what changed in Firmware 11.14.0 (Old3DS): https://yls8.mtheall.com/ninupdates/reports.php?date=2020-11-17_00-00-33&sys=ctr