3ds on 7.1..

Discussion in '3DS - Games & Content' started by Jerry2015, Oct 26, 2015.

  1. Jerry2015
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    I got a nintendo 3ds that's on firmware 7.1...I've been reading around and found the only way to install home brew is with the ninja game? Browserhax wouldn't work...so should I upgrade? I've read so much conflicting information...I'm going to eventually buy a flashcard for it but would like to play roms...or something until I can do that.
     
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    If you want to play games use a CFW and install cias.
     
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    I'll help you the same way someone helped me

    https://gbatemp.net/threads/tutorial-installing-rxtools-custom-firmware-3ds-and-2ds.390867/

    Just installed CFW and installing CIA's now, only checked pilotwings so far but it works perfectly, no gateway or cubic ninja needed
     
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    Awesome. Thanks.
    I had actually been on that page but for some reason didn't think it covered 7.1. I'm going to do it tonight. I'm still a bit confused. I know you can play home brew like emulators and such...as well as ds games. But I saw a post where somebody was asking if they could play Pokémon y with rxtools...which is a 3ds game if I'm not mistaken...and the response was yes...I was under the impression you have to have a flash card to play any 3ds games? The ds scene has gotten complicated and confusing lol. It use to be simple...put in a flash card and go.
     
  5. yusuo

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    You don't need a flash card you just need to install the CIA via FBI instead of using the .3ds file
     
  6. Jerry2015
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    Right. I understand that. I just thought that stuff only worked for ds games. I thought 3ds roms could only be played with a flash card...

    So if I understand correctly, you can play 3ds games as well by using CIA via fbi? That's awesome...so why do flash cards still exist?
     
  7. yusuo

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    God knows, it's just a matter of preference really or people or who bought them before the cia process became stable, but I can confirm that I currently have 30 odd cias on my 3ds and no issue running them and I don't have a gateway
     
  8. Jerry2015
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    That is great. I appreciate the help! There's so much information out there on it that conflicts everything else..I was going to install home brew to play emulators until I could get the gateway. It's awesome that I can skip out on paying 70$ for the flash card! Can you still play online or with another ds?
     
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    Yeah on Cfw online works just fine for me