n00b here help pls

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  1. Vincent Vicious
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    Hey guys so i bought a O3DS with a ver 2.2 i know its old so im thinking about updating it.
    1- What's the best firmware version i should update to if i want to use CFWs ?
    2- Can i install CFWs without a flashcart ?
    3- I can play 3ds roms on the cfw ?
    4- I hope u guys can answer this one i see many people says dont ask about it and such ..
    - what's CIA ?
    Thanks alot in advance !!
     
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    1: 9.2
    2: Yes, but you might need Cubic Ninja
    3: Yes on certain cfw (Pasta, Cakes and gateway come to mind)
    4: A CIA is a file type that install as apps/games on the home menu
     
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    1- What's the best firmware version i should update to if i want to use CFWs ? Find a game to update to 4.5 you can find a list of games with 4.5 here 3dsdb.com (You can update to 9.2 in the tutorial I linked)

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    - Can i install CFWs without a flashcart ? Yes use rxTools use this tutorial to set it up https://gbatemp.net/threads/tutorial-installing-rxtools-custom-firmware-3ds-and-2ds.390867/

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    - I can play 3ds roms on the cfw ? Yes in the CIA format this includes homebrew and VC

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    - I hope u guys can answer this one i see many people says dont ask about it and such ..
    - what's CIA ? CIA I believe it stands for CTR Installable Archive basically it's an archive and when extracted dumps the game or app onto the 3DS home menu.
     
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    Okay i got it now thanks alot guys <3
     
  5. Heran Bago

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    A CIA file is basically an installation package. It could be a game, a specific part of the firmware, an emulator or homebrew, or even game DLC or updates.

    This .wad on Wii, .deb on iOS or debian linux, or .apk on android.
     
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    i think its .ipa on ios lol but thanks for examples made it much easier to understand.
     
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    IPA for iOS is right iirc, anyways whats your full version number? 2.2.0-??
     
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    I'm not here to contribute. It seems you've been informed already. I'm just here to welcome you to GBAtemp!
     
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    Heran Bago Where do puyo come from?

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    Oh yeah. haha whoops
     
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    Noob is right - piracy obsessed
     
  11. Vincent Vicious
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    Ver. 2.2.0-4E

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    Thank You ^^
     
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    Yup yup. :) Anyways, I'm just now reviewing the thread here. What exactly is the issues about .CIA? I'm not understanding what's going on in here about IOS.
     
  13. Vincent Vicious
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    Well, im just new to this kind of stuff and i see many videos and threads about CIAs i did search it on google i just couldnt find a noob-friendly defintion, thats why i asked here :) IOS's IPA has nothing to do with it, it was just an example Heran Bago gave me to help me understand CIA.
     
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    If you're familiar with the Wii: The file extension .CIA is the same as .WAD for the Wii; only for the 3DS.
    It's an install-able application or plugin.
     
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    Yeah. Or much like .exe setup installation files on Windows :)
     
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