Nintendo has released 11.12.0 for the 3DS family of systems. Both NATIVE_FIRM and the StreetPass, friends module and web browser data have been updated. We can confirm that no userland exploits and flashcards were patched. As to more hacking on the new firmware, just check below.
Nintendo 3DS Firmware 11.12.0
Nintendo released firmware 11.12 for the 3DS just 2 days ago. So we are advising you to stay away from the update until it is confirmed what is patched, what is not. Like always, in the official words, we can’t get anything new or special, only the better “Stability”.
Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience
Homebews and CFW on 3DS V11.12
Luma3DS: Works, patches seem to work
Signature patches for homebrew and backups are not affected. Layeredfs hacks loaded by Luma3DS still work. The cheat codes loaded with Luma3DS seem to work. Luma3DS users can update safely.
The Luma3DS GBA and TWL Orginaux patches work very well and Widescreen patches for DS games also work.
- CakesFW: Works, patches seem to work. Users of CakesFW seem to be able to update safely, all patches are in good working order.
- BootNTR Selector(NTR CFW): Works, updated https://github.com/Nanquitas/BootNTR/releases/latest to support V11.12.
- Rei-Six(CFW): If you are theusers, please refrain from updating your system or upgrade to Luma3DS or CakesFW (Luma3DS recommended due to more future support.)
- B9stool: Works with new update V5.0.2, SafeB9SInstaller works too.
- Seedminer: Works, it always supports on every firmware version.
- Ntrboothax: Works, it always supports on every firmware version.
- OOThax: Works. (a secondary HB exploit for OOT)
- Pichax: Works perfectly with 11.11-43 payloads.(a secondary HB exploit for Pokemon Picross)
- Steelhax: still works.
- A9LH: Works
- HBL Loader (Rosalina): Works, Homebrew Launcher as a CIA!
So how to install CFW and homebrew the 11.12.0-44 consoles?
To install CFW, the Seedminer or Ntrboot methods are your Answers, Ntrboot is much easier, you just need to buy a compatible cheap flashcard, such as the R4i gold 3ds plus, then you can install CFW to 3DS Firmware 11.12.0 handhelds in 30 Minutes and play All NDS games on your Nintendo 3DS/NEW 3DS/2DS XL consoles with that R4 card.
To homebrew 3DS V11.12, Steelhax guide is here https://3ds.hacks.guide/homebrew-launcher-(steelhax).html. Or you can use the OOThax or Pichax. Just note, they are the secondary homebrew entrypoint. Not working directly on your 3DS FW 11.12.0 console.
R4 card and 3DS Flashcard on 11.12 Firmware
- R4i gold plus 3ds: Works, best R4 card without Timebomb for playing DS games and installing CFW.
- R4i sdhc 3ds rts: Works
- R4i b9s: Works, only for installing CFW with NTRboot method.
- R4i gold pro 2019: Works
- R4i dual core/R4isdhc rts lite 2019: Works
- R4i gold eu 3ds:Works
- Ace3ds Plus: Works, Cheapest DS flashcard and without Timebomb.
- Ace3ds X: Works, best DS Flashcard without Timebomb for playing DS games and installing CFW.
- Stargate 3DS: Works, play both DS&3DS games.
- Sky3ds+: Works, best card to buy for play Free 3DS Games.
Source : https://www.mod3dscard.com/blog/3ds-firmware-11-2whats-the-homebrew-and-cfw-status/