Transfer files to N3DS XL without opening cover

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  1. Gaming796
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    Okay, I know about the microSD Management & FTP Servers for 3DS Homebrew out there. But they're all too slow. My write speed while writing to the microSD Card is around 1.1 - 1.2 MB/s (sometimes, it's like 900 KB/s - 1 MB/s) and read speed is pretty much the same. Back in the days, when I had an O3DS XL, I used to transfer files by putting the microSD Card into an adapter and then putting the microSD Card with the Adapter into my PC. Write speed was 30 - 40 MB/s. Now, just a few months ago I got a USB Charger for the N3DS XL and when I connect it to my PC, it starts charging. When I go to device manager on my PC, I see my 3DS as an unknown device. And the reason? The 3DS simply does NOT have a device driver that can be installed on my PC. So the PC can't recognize it, so the plan was a failure. Now, if anyone knows if there are any ways to do the transfer without opening the cover, please do tell me. Also, if a device driver for the 3DS can be manually installed, please let me know. And, if this post does NOT have any answers that will possibly fix my issue, please comment that as well...

    Hoping for a fix...
     
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    get a hardmod or get used to the low speed sadly.
     
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    You can get SD Access with Hardmod? I thought only NAND...
     
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    im sure you can get sd access via micro usb through a hardmod but dont take my word for it. i could be wrong.
     
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  5. ihaveamac

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    no there isn't anything you can do. you could keep the screws un-screwed, since they don't really need to be in.

    "Now, just a few months ago I got a USB Charger for the N3DS XL and when I connect it to my PC, it starts charging. When I go to device manager on my PC, I see my 3DS as an unknown device. And the reason? The 3DS simply does NOT have a device driver that can be installed on my PC."
    it's purely just for charging, no data is ever transferred across this cable, so no drivers could be created.
     
  6. Gaming796
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    So could any type of USB for Data transfer for the 3DS be invented? Just asking...
     
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    not without hardware modifications that nobody has ever done I think. at that point it's just easier to modify the bottom cover (remove screws? or just don't screw them in?)
     
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    Gaming796 Nintendo Switch™ ©Nintendo 2017

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    Yeah right. I've gotta a case which willl hold the back part without screws! Genius! Thanks!