[Q]Does installing a cia edit any file in nand

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  1. Alkéryn
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    So what would happen if I copy my "nintendo 3ds" folder then remove a cia game like pokemon for example and then paste my previous "nintendo 3ds" folder would the game apear again in the home menu or not
     
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    Yes it will apear again because CIA games are installed in SD card and not in NAND
     
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    Can you even delete them in that case?
    Anyway if you can then it probably won't work since the ticket is gone.
     
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    So there isn't a file in nand that say what have been installed it mean that that file is on sd?
     
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    And probably others, too.
     
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    So if i lose a sd card and then install a backup when somes apps are missing then it is not a problem?
     
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    Or they stay half installed
     
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    I believe not, but some games (smash, pokemon, among others) will tell you your save is corrupted. That's for sure.
     
  9. Alkéryn
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    So when you install cia a part goes on sysnand but why the save would be corrupted
     
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    Anti save-restoration mechanism.
    Every time you save a number is generated and saved in the NAND and the save file. When loading that save file that number is compared.
     
  11. Alkéryn
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    But this is the only thing?
     
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    I don't know. I've never tried it.
    I have heard of people corrupting their save trying to duplicate pokemans by backing up their SD files.
    Please note that even if you have a backup of your save file, it's of no use, because it's encrypted.
     
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    But it's there any other behaviour than save
     
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  15. Alkéryn
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    Ticket in the nans or sd
     
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    So admiting that I flash a previous backup of my nand but keep the sd as it is does the apps will apear in home menu or I will have to reinstall them
     
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    What happens if I install a .cia game into NAND instead of SD?
     
  18. Alkéryn
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    Not enougth place and I don't recomand you to do it
     
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    350 MB free, 70 MB required. Why not?
     
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    Just don't Because it's not a good Idea It could work but I would not try it