Homebrew Launcher

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The Homebrew Launcher allows you to run unsigned, user-made software on your Nintendo Switch. It currently only runs on version 3.0.0.

Make sure to only download homebrew from trusted sources. Running untrusted homebrew could potentially damage your Switch and void your warranty.

If you’d like to read more on the Homebrew Launcher, go to the offical website here.

Update blocking will not be necessary after this step, as the Homebrew Launcher DNS automatically blocks updates for you.

Instructions

  1. Download the latest version of nx-hbmenu
  2. Remove your MicroSD Card from your Nintendo Switch and insert your it into your computer
  3. Extract the nx-hbmenu .zip file
  4. Place hbmenu.nro onto the root of your MicroSD Card
  5. Eject your MicroSD Card from your computer and put it back in your Nintendo Switch
  6. Go to the System Settings application
  7. Scroll down the menu on the left-hand side and select “Internet”
  8. Select “Internet Settings”
  9. Select your network
  10. Scroll down to “DNS Settings”
  11. Set your DNS Settings to “Manual”
  12. Set your “Primary DNS” to 104.236.106.125
  13. Set your “Secondary DNS” to 62.210.147.20
  14. Perform a connection test
    • If this is successful, a pop-up will tell you that “Registration is required to use this network.”
  15. Click Next
  16. When the Homebrew Launcher page loads, click “Install”
    • If you see “2000-1337” on your screen, the Homebrew Launcher installation has succeeded.
    • If you do not, reboot and perform a connection test again
  17. Reboot the device
  18. Go to the System Settings application
  19. Scroll down the menu on the left-hand side and select “Internet”
  20. Select “Test Connection”
    • If this is successful, a pop-up will tell you that “Registration is required to use this network.”
  21. Click “Run”
  22. Exit when prompted
  23. Go to the Home Menu
  24. Click the Album icon

Install Homebrew Launcher via eShop

You must re-run the “Run” section of the exploit after each reboot through a browser applet. There are more convenient ways to launch it than through a Connection Test, such as through the eShop. You won’t be using it anyway if you’re on 3.0.0, as you’d need to update to use it.

  1. Create a second account on your device.
    • Do not connect it to a Nintendo account
  2. Launch the eShop Applications
  3. Select the second account you created
  4. Select “Sign In and link”
  5. The Homebrew Launcher page will load
  6. Select “Run”

Installing Homebrew Applications

  1. Make a new directory on the root of your Switch’s MicroSD Card called switch/
  2. Download a homebrew application of your choice from switchbrew, r/SwitchHacks or GBAtemp
  3. Extract an archive file if it comes with one
  4. Find the .nro file and place it into the switch/ directory on your MicroSD Card