Details on why the space for CIA installs is so small compared to total free space on SD card

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  1. 2haloes
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    Hello everyone, I am a bit confused about installion CIA files to a 3ds. (For once, this isn't urgent)

    I can do it fine but bigredmenu tells me that I don't have much space on my SD card (Installing smash confused me when it just wouldn't work). Big red menu reported that I had roughly 1.3 GB free but when I checked my SD card, it reported 8GB free. After deleting 10GB of files (I was installing a lot today), big red menu only reported 1GB more free space, is there a reason for this? I don't mind the real technical details, I'm just really confused and Google couldn't help
     
  2. wurstpistole

    wurstpistole N3DS B9S

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    Why don't you use FBI like everybody else?
     
  3. 2haloes
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    I was having issues with a couple of cia files and installing big red box was the recommendation that I saw. I do mainly use FBI
     
  4. Xenon Hacks

    Xenon Hacks GBAtemp Guru

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    FBI is used to install Dev Menu and BBM
     
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  5. BothyBhoy

    BothyBhoy GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    i only ever use bigbluemenu only used fbi at the beginning once fbi was injected into health and safety i switched to bigbluemenu it seems to give you more information as in space free on sd card and blocks free in 3ds memory......am i doing wrong? or what?
     
  6. Ammako

    Ammako GBAtemp Guru

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    FBI had problems installing certain .cias while DevMenu/BBM works perfectly every time so that's why I wouldn't really recommend FBI anymore.

    As for your problem I wouldn't know. Care to give us more details? Pictures maybe?
    Possibly a problem with the SD card? idk.
     
  7. 2haloes
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    Here you go
    From my phone (I need to use a USB adaptor for this)

    [​IMG] From my 3ds[​IMG]