How can I install .cias?

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  1. Prime321
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    Im new to 3ds modding and saw some guys installing cias on their systems. I dont really know what to do with FBI. I hope it helps when I say im on 11.4
     
  2. Lacius

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    If you're on 11.4, it's going to be hard for you to install CFW and install CIA files. See this guide for your options:
    https://3ds.guide/get-started
     
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    Well damn.
     
  4. Lacius

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    To be clear, these are your options:
    • Hardmod method (requires soldering)
    • DSiWare method (requires a second 3DS that already has CFW)
    • ntrboothax method (requires a compatible DS flashcart) (also requires Powersaves or a second 3DS that already has CFW) (not released yet)
     
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    so i dont have any options... But can I somehow downgrade to 11.3?
     
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    All 3 of those are the only options for downgrading to 11.3 as well.
     
  7. Lacius

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    You cannot downgrade to 11.3 without CFW, so no.
     
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    You can try out patiencehax and just wait for an exploit or see if you can find someone locally that does 3ds hacks
     
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    I guess I have to wait then.. damn
     
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    I might be wrong, but I think OP might already be on CFW, otherwise he wouldn't be talking about FBI... Is your 3DS already modded?
     
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    I did so many stuff to my 3ds and i dont even know what everything is and does. so sorry :(
     
  12. Lacius

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    I assume you don't have CFW installed. If you want to know for sure, send us a screenshot of what's on your SD card.
     
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    whole sd card or just whats in 3ds folder?
    just so u all know. i need the cia thing because Quake 2 released for 3ds and i cant wait to play it on the go
     
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    ..Probably the whole SD card.
     
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    @Prime321 you can just buy a 2DS, install CFW on it, use it to install CFW on your console, then resell it. That's the easiest and cheapest way.
     
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    Take a screenshot of the root of your SD card.
     
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    That never came to my mind, but that is genus!
     
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    Well guys i hacked my old 3ds with this guide https://3ds.guide/finalizing-setup. Im on section IV now and cant continue because this error. I comes everytime i start something on HB
     

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  19. LongDongSilver

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    I actually get that same error whenever i try to use twloader
     
  20. Prime321
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    well nvm i fixed it. Use luma legacy if u get this error. also this thread is finished got everything