Do downloading CIA's on 3ds leave any permanent traces?

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  1. Daniel Sahr
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    Daniel Sahr GBAtemp Regular

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    Basically the title. I try to avoid leaving any traces on my 3ds as possible. Thanks!
     
  2. MsMidnight

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    Well besides not appearing on the redownload list in the eshop no
     
  3. Daniel Sahr
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    So if I were to delete them, no one would ever see any evidence of them existing? Is there a way to get them off the redownload list?
     
  4. Boogieboo6

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    What've you been downloading? :creep:
     
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    Ur mum
     
  6. Arubaro

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    I think that the tickets would persist on your ticket.db, but you can delete them with the latest versions of FBI (not sure?)
     
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    The ticket is left in your ticket database, you can use FBI to remove them, but I'm not sure if they are actually removed or just marked as no longer valid.

    The best bet if you want to have a clean slate is restore a nand backup from before you installed anything.
     
  8. AnalogMan

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    The CIA's do leave some traces. When installed they place a permanent entry in your ticket.db file. When you visit the the eShop page of a game you installed the CIA for, the eShop will offer to let you re-download the title. While FBI can remove installed tickets it doesn't not remove the entry from your ticket.db. Your ticket.db also survives factory resets and carries over with system transfers. The only way to "clean" it is to restore a backup you have from before you installed any CIA's. This included Homebrew CIA's.