Universal-Updater is a homebrew application for the Nintendo 3DS with the intention to make downloading other homebrew simple and easy. No need to manually copy files or go through installation processes, as it does that all for you.
To build Universal-Updater from source, you will need to install devkitARM and some libraries. Follow devkitPro's Getting Started page to install pacman, then run the following command to install everything you need:
(sudo dkp-)pacman -S 3ds-dev 3ds-curl 3ds-bzip2 3ds-liblzma
sudo dkp- may not be needed depending on your OS)
To download the source you will need to clone the repository with submodules, this can be done by running:
git clone --recursive https://github.com/Universal-Team/Universal-Updater.git
If you've already cloned it, you can use the following command to update all of the submodules:
git submodule update --init --recursive
Once you've cloned the repository (with submodules), simply run
make in the root of the repository.
If you're testing in Citra, run
make citra instead of just
make to disable the Wi-Fi check. (Note:
source/utils/download.cpp must be rebuilt for this to take affect, save the file if it's already been built)