Idea CIA backer

Discussion in '3DS - Homebrew Development and Emulators' started by AxelHei, May 26, 2016.

  1. AxelHei
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    CIA backer would back up a game installed from the eshop and back it up. Nintendo's ID system doesn't work with many devices. If someone could possibly make this that would be amazing
     
  2. aos10

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    use CIAangle or funckyCIA to download the cia or any CIA downloader.
     
  3. RedBlueGreen

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    I think he means one that would back up an installed game, not redownload it as a cia. I'm not sure this would be possible though unless we know how to turn those crap ton of files in the game folders into single cia file.
     
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  4. mashers

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    Aren't there already CIAs of eShop games? If so then presumably there is already a way of backing them up.
     
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    That's what I was thinking of but I don't know if such a tool exists
     
  6. Bedel

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    I once saw it if I'm not wrong, but it was not easy as uncart is. If I'm not wrog, you could download them via PC program and your tiket.db, but this exclude that games that are not in the eshop anymore. I don't know, maybe someone knows more than me.
     
  7. nero99

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    This magical tool is called your computer. What you do is copy the entire Nintendo 3ds folder to a safe location on it just incase you lose your data and can copy it back over.
     
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    And what if I get a brik or I have to format? This is not what he's asking. He said he's thinking of something that turn the games into .cia.
     
  9. Pokéidiot

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    What's weird when someone start talking about game dumping on 3DS
    EVERYONE FORGOT THE DAMN BRAINDUMP
     
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    I don't understand what the OP is asking TBH. If you own the eShop version, there's no need to back it up. You just re-download if necessary. If you don't own the eShop and are looking for an illegal CIA, those are available already. So I really have no idea why the OP is asking about backing up his eShop games.
     
  11. AxelHei
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    It is if you own the eshop copy but own 2 3ds
     
  12. mashers

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    Can you sign in the same NNID on two 3DSs? If so could you not just downloaded from the eShop on both?
     
  13. AxelHei
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    From what everyone tells me no you can not
     
  14. mashers

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    Ok, so legal eShop version on one 3DS and illegal CIA version on the other(s). No need for an extra utility then.
     
  15. axemurderer

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    alright here's what you're looking for: .cia files and the ability to install them. we literally already have this lol
     
  16. Bedel

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    Braindump does not creat a cia, as far as I know.
     
  17. Pokéidiot

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    Braindump doesn't create CIAs but it dumps the game in a fully decrypted CXI image and ready to run in an emulator and it doesn't need ARM9 access nor kernel exploits, just homebrew access.
    However nothing blocks you from creating a CIA from the extracted contents in a computer. The output will not come out signed, however.
     
  18. evandixon

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    Actually, the thing stopping you is that Braindump doesn't properly dump the exheader, which is needed to run the game on a 3DS (signature patches or not).
     
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  19. Bedel

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    Therefore, you can only play in emulator, and not in your 3DS. So no, this is not what OP's asking.