Possible to transfer cia's to 3DS from laptop?

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  1. Matalan
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    It's annoying to keep taking the back off my 3DS to take out my micro sd card to then insert it into my laptop, transfer and then back into my 3DS.
    Is there a utility that would allow me to connect to my 3DS from my laptop using wi-fi and transfer over files using that?
     
  2. Jhnsn

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    FTP. But transferring cia files would take sooo long it would be better if you took out the sd card instead.
     
  3. The Real Jdbye

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    If you're just installing games, it's easier to use FreeShop, but FBI's network install is reasonably fast too.
     
  4. Matalan
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    Thanks, I'm mostly looking to install rom hacks such as mother 2 maternal etc.
    So it's not full cia's, just NES, SNES and GBA ROMS.
     
  5. Jhnsn

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    Well then go ahead, use FTP.

    Never used it, is it really good? Much better than normal FTP?
     
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    It's a little slower than installing a CIA from the SD card, but not by much, and it copies/downloads and installs at the same time so you save time on copying, making it much faster than FTP and only a little slower than copying the CIA over from PC and installing it.
     
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    How do you use this to install files from your PC? I tried SocketPunch but it doesn't work anymore, apparently.
     
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  9. fenixcumber

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    yes, there are a program, kit-kat. it let you install cias from your laptop without taking out the sd card
     
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    you can do it with the sd card management, I open the sd management and transfer the files to cia folder and than install with fbi
     
  11. Sharinflan

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    I think so, yes. I'll try again just to be sure, anyways, thanks.
    This looks cool and might work.
     
  12. duffmmann

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    Nintendo's official SD management network app would work as well as FTP. Else you can install via FreeShop or by scanning QR codes. There really are plenty of options to install .cias now without taking out your micro sd card. Its pretty great.
     
  13. Matalan
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    Thanks, i just used Nintendo's official SD management network app and it worked perfectly.
    Can't believe i never used it before and all this time, i've been popping the micro-sd card off and on.