Question SX OS 1.4: Delete .nsp files from SD card after installation?

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  1. tpax
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    tpax GBAtemp Regular

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    Hello friends,

    just got my hands on the SX Pro and I have a question about the .nsp files.

    The thing with the .xci files is pretty clear. Since it's a dump, I just have it on my SD card and mount it if I want to play it.

    Now, with the .nsp files it's still unclear to me. I have a .nsp files in the root of my sd card. Then I use SX OS NSP Installer to install it. What now? Can I delete the .nsp file from the root of my SD card, since it was installed and it looks like it is now a redundant file? Or is this .nsp file is still used the same way as for example the .xci file?


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  2. Zyvyn

    Zyvyn GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    the nsp file works like a cia file on 3ds it installs the applications then it can be deleted
     
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  3. Draxzelex

    Draxzelex GBAtemp Guru

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    You can delete all .NSP files after installing them. The way .NSP installation works is that the installer makes a copy of that .NSP, extracts the contents inside, and distributes them to their appropriate places.
     
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    tpax GBAtemp Regular

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    Thank you very much for the quick answer!
     
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  5. LightOffPro

    LightOffPro ユキオクン

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    Reviving this for a quick question.

    Is there any installer (sxos, devmenu, tinfoil) that automatically deletes the .nsp files after installation?
     
  6. Onasis

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    Yes, that interests me too. Any tips? Thanks!
     
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    Just read the answers above it...
     
  8. Onasis

    Onasis Newbie

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    i'm interested in an auto-deleting install tool as asked above. No reply regarding that..
     
  9. nantalos

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    sxos installers lets you delete it after install.
    or you can use that homebrew file browser to delete the files. (can't remember the name rn, but I found it here on gbatemp)
     
  10. mickthestud

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    You can delete the original nsp file to save space on sd card same goes with the xci files if you install them with sxos
     
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