Can I uninstall CFW and keep games?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Trisme, May 20, 2017.

  1. Trisme
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    I have a New 3DS XL on 11.3 With CFW "Luma3DS"
    Can I uninstall all CFW but keep the games I installed from the free-shop? So it's like a stock 3DS, but with games installed. I installed CFW with the guide on 3ds.guide
     
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  2. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Wolfdog™ I drool on my knife

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    You can only keep legit games/CIAs without a CFW. Luma3DS has signature patches that allow CIAs to be installed and ran. Without those signature patches, the games won't work
     
  3. Ryccardo

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    They will stay installed but be unusable, since nothing you get from freeshop is "legit" = signed by nintendo

    By the way you can't remove only the CFW, you'd need to remove arm9loaderhax too
     
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    Unless they're legitimate .cias (games that came installed on certain models of the 3DS), removing CFW will not let you play .cias you had installed to the cfw, though they will still appear on the menu
     
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    Thanks, what would happen if the 3DS was updated to 11.4 (while on CFW)? Would the games still be playable?
     
  6. duffmmann

    duffmmann GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Only the legit ones. Doesn't matter the firmware
     
  7. addi33

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    he meant by still using sig patches so nothing would happen everything would still be the same
     
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    duffmmann GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Oh,my bad, misread
     
  9. V0ltr0n

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    There's no reason to uninstall cfw if you want to still use the features of it. Is there a reason u want to get rid of cfw, like selling the 3ds? If its something not working right, you can find help rather than giving up cfw altogether. And yes, you can be on latest firm with cfw still intact.
     
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