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Nintendo 3DS Firmware Update Lets You Save Home Menu Layouts


    Nintendo have pushed a new firmware update for the Nintendo 3DS out, and this one actually adds a few new features. Specifically, it lets you save 8 versions of your Home Menu layout. Here’s a full list of the changes:


    Version 9.6.0-24U change log:


    Changes to HOME Menu:

    • A Home Menu Layout setting has been added to HOME Menu Settings. Users can save and load up to 8 layouts of the HOME Menu with different theme and software icon arrangements


    Changes to Theme Shop:

    • Additional categories have been added under “View More” for easier navigation of the Theme Shop


    Improvements to system stability and usability:

    • Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience


    For Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL, and Nintendo 2DS Systems Only:

    • Changes to HOME Menu Settings: amiibo Settings has been added to HOME Menu Settings. amiibo Settings allows users to register an amiibo owner and nickname, delete data written to an amiibo by supported software, or reset an amiibo. This feature will require a peripheral device scheduled to launch in 2015.


    The update is available now via the Nintendo 3DS Settings application.

    Ishaan Sahdev
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