Downloading CIAS without double the cia size?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by DesperadoV3, Jun 15, 2016.

  1. DesperadoV3
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    My way of installing cias is putting the cia on my micro sd then installing it with bigbluemenu.
    unfortunately because of this i'm always going to need more than double the size of the cia available on my sd card.
    This is a problem when i want to install a game but i don't have double the size available and i don't want to delete any of my existing games
    is there a way to install cias without needing the "double size?"
    Im on 9.2 sys with a 11.0.0 reinand cfw (n3ds)
     
  2. Roomsaver

    Roomsaver GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Use FBI and SocketPunch
     
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    Use PlaiCDN to download them to your PC and install them with socketpunch
     
  4. TheKawaiiDesu

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    Use Freeshop or CIAngel.
     
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  5. solress

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    1. Don't download from sites unless it's necessary
    2. Use Freeshop/CIAngel
     
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    cvskid GBAtemp Addict

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    Don't think socketpunch was updated to work with F.B.I. 2.0 on up. It works with the older F.B.I. though.
     
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    Roomsaver GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Just an option. If they don't want to use it, Kawaii, Sasori, and solress have suggestions, too.
     
  8. solress

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    It was updated to do that, used it in the beginning but obsolete now
     
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