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    ive got a quick question . I recently got a 3ds from a friend that I want to play games off of , however the slot that reads the cartridges is broken . is it possible to install cfw and a .cia launcher along with the games using only the sdhc card? thanks
     
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    What firmware is the system on?
     
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    its an old 3ds xl
     
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    Well can it even be hacked? What firmware is it on? But to answer your question, it is possible to run games off of SD depending on firmware.

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    I am currently doing that . just a question he didn't explain this in the guide but will this allow me to run the games by placing them on the sdhc card?
     
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    1) Place CIAs on SD card
    2) Install them with CIA installer
    3) Profit.
     
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    thanks a lot for clearing that up . my biggest concern was id need to buy a gateway card and the damn slot is broken . every guide ive tried so far tells me I have to install a .cia launcher to play the games using that

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    could you please recommend me a good cia installer for 6.12 ? many thanks
     
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    Follow Plailect's guide to the end. You'll end up with the best CIA installer, FBI, which, iirc, needs CFW in order to run. All CIA installers need CFW to install CIAs.
     
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    thank you so much (wonder why I wasted all day looking through other sites when I could have just asked here)you've earned yourself a follower

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    so all I gotta do is place the .cia games on the sd card but how do I find them afterwards?
     
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    When installed, open FBI. Go to SD, and find where you put your CIAs on your SD card. Press A twice on the game you want to install to install it.
     
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    The games you install are all listed on the home screen you just click the icon and go.
     
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    thank you so much guys you've saved me quite the headache