1. lamerena

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    Any idea where do i put my download games cia file to show on my 3ds. I download pokemon sun cia file put in on my source sd card but it doesnt show on my 3ds
     
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    Did you install it using fbi
     
  3. proflayton123

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    If you want to install warez install "FreeShop"/"CIAngel"
     
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    install tikdevil or tikshop, then you can download free games straight from the eshop
     
  5. Distrance

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    Or freeShop .. I'd recommend freeShop just because it's less hassle. With tikshop you have to install the ticket then go to eShop to download it, with freeShop you just download it from the app itself.

    But that's not what the OP asked. The OP asked how to play .cia files @lamerena you must install the CIA file using FBI .. then you can delete the CIA file afterwards.
     
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    Thanks for the help i didnt know i have to install it but is it normal that pokemon 3gb cia file needs more than 2 hours to install getting about 100kbps
     
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    With freeShop? You do realize you have to download it first? If your internet speed is slow then downloading a 3GB game at 100kbps will take time yes.

    If you mean install with FBI then no that doesn't sound normal. Fake/bad SD card?
     
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    from sd card installing using fbi. The microsd card is sandisk class4 8gb
     
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    having a class 4 is most likely your problem. mine is sandisk 64gb class 10 and currently goes at 2.16MiB/s
     
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    i did a search google search some of them say 3ds don support class 10 speed so class 4 shouldnt be affected that much
     
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    Bullshit. I'm using a Class 10 UHS 32GB card. It works, and it's fast.

    I'm not sure that using a Class 4 would cause you to install at 100kbps only, but I would recommend you to get a newer better one anyway to try ... To begin with, a 8gb card is simply too small. If you're gonna get a bigger one might as well pick a faster one while you're at it.
     
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    i just quote what others said below. I using old 3ds xl so not sure whether it is true that it does not support class 10 speed, somehow installing using freeshop i get 600kbps but pokemon cia file yesterday using fbi it is 100kbps weird.

    "Old 3ds supported class 6, New 3ds supports class 10. Folks have reported class 4 cards being sluggish in the old system. This is by no means scientific of course and most people probably don't even notice it. 16gig sony evo class 10 is $11 dollars from amazon though. Why not just grab a new one that is on the top end of what the unit supports?"
     
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    According to this article by Nintendo, Class 10 would be supported in O3DS? It doesn't say so specifically, but I tried googling one of the listed cards that they've "conducted tests on", and it was an UHS Class 10 card by Sandisk.

    If you notice other speed related issues like loading times in games then I would recommend to get a faster one. If not then I guess it's okay, though I still think that an 8GB card is WAY too small when Pokemon Sun takes 3GB on it's own.
     
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    Just get a bigger, faster, better SD card. CIA files are pretty big, and if you're looking to install a few games, you're probably looking at a 20+GB.

    8GB would be gone within maybe three or four games if that.
    Plus CFW (if used) or homebrew.
     
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    CFW and HB take barely any space unless you use emuNAND .. Which really, you shouldn't be using. CIA files taking space is irrelevant because you delete them after installation, and on FBI you can delete them while installing. A 8GB card would probably be enough but of course if you're one of those guys that like to have 200 different titles on their home menu despite only playing couple games at a time .. then yeah, the bigger the better.
     
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    It depends on the user, in all honesty.
    I wrote my post based on how I personally manage my data (install cia's then delete them off my sd card, but i have about 10 games on my home menu) but some people can run off an 8GB, if you can run off an 8GB, then by all means do.
     
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    Actually, it's incredibly relevant. If you had an 8GB card with only 2.1GB used, you would not be able to install Pokémon Sun. It will require 6GB free space (3GB for the cia file and 3GB to install the game).
     
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