How to install legit CIA files 9.3-10.3

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  1. DutchyDutch
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    Recently, an modified version of FBI was released on reddit. This version included some unfinished memchunkhax2 code. This version allows us to install legit CIA files above firmware version 9.3.
    So, let's get started!

    FBI Download

    Once you've downloaded the .zip file, extract it and open the folder you've extracted it into.
    There should be 4 files, but FBI.3dsx and FBI.smdh are the ones you're looking for.

    Create a new folder in the /3ds directory on your 3DS' SD card called FBI, and paste those 2 files into this folder. You should now see FBI in your Homebrew Launcher.

    Don't forget to put a LEGIT CIA somewhere on your SD card. I won't provide links for those, but here's a list of games that can be downloaded as legit CIA's. Also make sure they match your 3DS's region!

    List of games that can be found as legit CIAs (depending on region)

    Go to the homebrew launcher, boot up FBI, and press any button. If everything went correctly, you should now be able to navigate trough your SD card and select the CIA you downloaded with A. The time it takes to install depends on the game size. It took me 2 min to install Super Mario 3D Land, but it took me 6 mins to install Majora's Mask 3D.

    If the text looks broken, try again. It usually takes a good amount of tries in order for it to work. Still not working after 10 tries? Or is there an error when installing an CIA? Keep trying, but first check out the troubleshooting section.


    DISCLAIMER: This is a VERY unstable build of FBI. Even though there are no reports of anybody bricking their 3DS' while doing this, there is still a chance of bricking your 3DS while doing this. So, I'm not responsible for any damage whatsoever if something DOES happen to your 3DS.

    Troubleshooting

    I hoped that helped you guys. If I made any mistakes, please feel free to correct me.
     
    Last edited by DutchyDutch, Jan 10, 2016
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  3. foreveryang

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    You know what, I'm gonna try it.
     
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    DON'T ATTEMPT TO DOWNGRADE WITH THIS OR SYSUPDATER.
     
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    This doesn't downgrade. It installs legit CIAs on 9.3 and up.
     
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    thanks managed to get it on my N3DS but i can't go past initialization. Tried like 6-8 times now. Guess i will try to do it again. I will post how many times it took me (if at all) to get it working.
     
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    The firmware files are legit cias.
     
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    We're not, we're installing legit cia's.

    Also, confirmed to work.
    [​IMG]
     
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    its safe to use provided you are not installing anything to the nand
     
  13. Seriel

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    Anyone tried no legit cias? (Have a hardmod)
     
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    You can't install the FW files because they're not "legit" enough
     
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    Can't you only install certain games like this or can every game become a legit .cia?
     
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    only certain games
    they are on the original post
     
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    The former.
     
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    Somewhere in this potatoland!
    Ppl who try should post there system specs!
    Like:

    - System: 2DS
    - Sysnand: 10.3
    - Booted HBL with: MenuHax v2.1 / CN / OoT / BrowserHax v2 / IronHax / Other
    - Homebrew Version: Original Smea / Mashers HBL Mod with Grid Layout
    - How many tries before FBI worked: 5
    - How many tries before Legit CIA installation worked: 1
    - Did it work: Yes

    etc...
     
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    i might try this out. Any reason why it dosent work with ironhax?
     
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    you can try it on ironhax
    I got it to work with ocarinahax
     
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    This threat very useful but I cant understand this thing:
    We can brick system on downgrading or installing legit cia? Which one risky?
     
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    No idea, just use menuhax.
     
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    Could someone help me to get this working?