[QUESTION] Installing .cia files without SD Card?

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  1. Vanmonky
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    Vanmonky Newbie

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    I'm sorry for asking such a noob question, but recently I found out that the only way to install the .cia files is by copying it to the SD card from the 3DS, which means that I have to open up the back of the 3DS. And it's frustrating knowing that every time I have a new game, I need to deal with the bolts and the case. It's so different when I have a DS. I only need to plug out the memory, plug it in to my PC and transfer the .ds game i just downloaded.

    Is there any other way to install the .cia file without pulling out the SD card? I'm using 6.1 Luma 3DS, autoboot on my New 3DS XL.
     
  2. Akira

    Akira I'm not a SHRIMP!!!!

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  3. fikatr

    fikatr GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    next to smea
    you can use freeshop to directly install games or ftp
     
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    You can do a wireless SD card transfer in system settings. The games will take a bit longer to transfer, but you won't have to remove the back cover. As other people said, you can use freeShop to download and install CIAs.
     
  5. cvskid

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    You can also use CIAngel to download games as well. Can't believe people forgot about that program considering you can create .cia files to install later on and also download/install updates/dlc without having the game.
     
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