Check CIA Legit

Discussion in '3DS - Homebrew Development and Emulators' started by Drakas, Jan 4, 2016.

  1. Drakas

    Drakas Advanced Member

    Oct 18, 2015
    Hello Guys,
    How is possible to check if a CIA is legit or not legit? :)
  2. samiam144

    samiam144 RĂ©gulier

    Aug 19, 2007
  3. HeyItsJono

    HeyItsJono Breath of Fresh Heir

    Mar 26, 2011
    On Windows:
    1. Open Command Prompt and cd to the directory containing your .cia file
    2. Run the following command:
      CertUtil -hashfile [nameofCIAfile] SHA1
    3. Compare the output to the SHA-1 hash for your game found in this post
    4. If the hashes match, your CIA should be legit
    Alternatively, you can use MD5 instead and check them against this post. I'm no experienced programmer so I don't fully understand the concept behind all this crypto stuff but I think that if the hashes match, it means the files are the same, and those hash lists were generated from files that myself and others have confirmed as working.
    Wizardkoer and Drakas like this.
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