My life might be falling apart before my eyes as pull myself out of a creative slump, but at least I got the homebrew to work on my new 3DS.
Instead of cloning the entire tutorial in this post, I followed the instructions here. Note: even though the tutorial only mentions the otherapp payload, you also need the ropbin payload, which is available at the same page the former can be acquired from. Otherwise, you’ll get the otherapp black screen for a few seconds, get excited, and then the system will boot right back to the default launcher. Also make sure to name the files correctly, or else the system will yell at you about an “unknown error” upon attempting the exploit and force a shutdown.
The best thing about this exploit: it’s temporary, only runs when you tell it to, and doesn’t modify the system at all. (So please don’t start ranting at me in a moral panic in the comment section.)
Unfortunately, my school chromebook refuses to let me transfer half of the files I need for proper emulation, so either I have to wait for access to my home computer or be stuck switching out the microSD cards in my phone and the 3DS.
So, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go get some severe eyestrain from a nice Minecraft clone. Or maybe tomorrow. Sleep is great too, kids.