Stickerhax Lets Paper Mario Fans Run 3DS Homebrew!

As far as homebrew on the 3DS is concerned, there are lot of games that can be used to run it. You’ve got Cubic Ninja, which can let you run ninjhax on older firmware. You’ve got Ironfall and its numerous exploits in older version of the game. Heck, even popular and well known titles like Super Smash Bros, Ocarina of Time and Pokemon Omega Ruby can be used to open up the system!

Super Smash Bros for 3DS Box Art

Pokemon Omega Ruby

Ocarina of Time 3d box

Is there a 3DS owner without one of these titles?

And now another one has been found! Yes, thanks to a file select bug in Paper Mario Sticker Star, you can now run homebrew and ROMs on your 3DS via the aptly named ‘Stickerhax’! This works on both eShop and retail versions of the game.

Here’s Smea’s tweet about it:

As well as Yellow8s GitHub page with the necessary files and information:

However, it’s not a primary exploit. Instead, you’ll need to have another exploit available first (like browserhax) to install it and get it running. It’s basically the same situation as in Citizens of Earth and VVVVVV. So it’s not usable on an ‘unexploited system’.

But this doesn’t make it useless. Indeed, it provides a way to run custom code if other exploits are patched via an update. As a result of this, it’s likely Nintendo will remove the game from the eShop very soon.

So what do you think? Are you interested in using Paper Mario Sticker Star to run homebrew on the 3DS? And what game do you think people will use to hack the 3DS next?


Stickerhax Information on GitHub


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5 years ago

Finally, I've been waiting to get back to Nintendo 3DS homebrew since February 2016m it's been too long! I also discovered that the browserhax (something called skaterhax) works again, so I'm going to install every possible exploit on system version 11.0.0-33 to get to The Homebrew Launcher. It was impossible for me to reach it in the past 5 months, so I'm very happy now.

I mostly use The Homebrew Launcher for customized themes and to cheat Play Coins.