Just a question on cia installation speed

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  1. night_hawk
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    So as you all knows, cias takes a certain amount of time to get installed. Today I had to do some space in my microsd card to try some things with decrypt9. So instead of deleting Pokémon X (almost 2GB) into the data management, I simply copied the relative folder inside the id0/id1/titles over my pc and deleted it from the microsd. Well the icon is still on my home menu and when i copied back the folder the game started as usual.
    So i was thinking: is there a way to replicate this? Like to "extract" the cia so we could just install a small file and copy the big one through the PC. The process should be really fast.

    Sorry if this is a dumb question, probably skilled people already tried this but tried to search and found nothing
     
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    afaik, u need to install cia in 3ds, there are no other way around
     
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    Ok thanks
     
  4. Mrrraou

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    It depends on your SD card speed too
     
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    No it doesn't and it was not the point of the thread
     
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    Then wtf is the title of this thread ?
     
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    I explained all in the op
     
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    And no, it can't be done. The 3DS "signs" the data into the SD card and stores it in a special format.

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    Yeah but title is misleading
     
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    the title isn't the entire post. his post made it quite clear what it was about.
     
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    And I answered the post. I didn't really read the topic first. But the title is still misleading.
     
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    no the title isn't misleading. it's a question about potentially speeding up CIA install time.
     
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    Then you say it's a question about CIA installation, not about its speed
     
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    No.
     
  14. night_hawk
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    He actually said that he answered without even read the topic. Nothing more to say, he is just trying to have reason of the debate now
     
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