This CIA is invalid

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  1. luffyruto
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    Hi guys,

    I have an O3DS with Rxtools 10.5 emunand
    i can't get some recent games (fire emblem ...) to work
    it says "this CIA is invalid"
    It is not a problem with the file because i tried many.

    Anyone knows what the problem is ?

    Thank you
     
  2. einhuman197

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    Inside your bootloader (´◉◞౪◟◉)
    Which cia installer do you use?
     
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    Bigbluebox
     
  4. MelonGx

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    "This CIA is invalid" usually happened from installing broken file.

    1) Do not use resume downloading or multithread downloading. They always cause file error.
    2) Use high quality SD readers. Low quality SD readers can cause file error either.
    3) Ask the ISO site's releasers (or homebrew releasers) to provide 7Zip/RAR with recovery instead of CIA.
     
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  5. Graham182

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    Is it .CIA or .cia? If its in caps rename to .cia
     
  6. luffyruto
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    Not a problem with caps or files.
    Now Not only new games cia but also all cia games don't work
    Help anyone ?
     
  7. Cha0s Em3rald

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    Try a different cia installer, bigbluemenu is old & outdated now & does throw out errors sometimes. Get the latest version of devmenu which is 11.4, you can find it in the homebrew section on the Chaos site
     
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    Isn't there a way to transfer the game directly without having to install it via a cia manager ?
     
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    UP
     
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    Inside your bootloader (´◉◞౪◟◉)
    No.
     
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    If ALL your CIAs stopped working, make sure you have signature patches enabled.
     
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    where do i do that ?
     
  13. Garuda357

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    There are some programs you can use together with FBI to transfer files via wifi to your 3ds. I know of SocketPunch and FalconPuncher.

    You still use a cia manager which is FBI but you don't need to store them on your memory, thus saving space to install more games.
     
  14. luffyruto
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    So no solution for the " cia is invalid (0*C8804465) " problem ?
     
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    Is there a good tutorial for installing a cfw on my old 3ds (4.2)
    without linkers and one that makes new games work
    Thank you
     
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    Edit : Looks like it's a thread necromancy, nevermind.
     
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