update 11.8: how big?

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  1. puss2puss
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    puss2puss ♻ThinkGreen♻

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    heya Tempers and Temperesses!
    little questions: anyone can tell me the download size of the update 11.8 ? (updating from 11.5)

    If anyone updates today, please let me know how big was the download! thanks :)
     
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  2. TurdPooCharger

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    If you go to that darth site, which hosts the 3DS firmware packages, you can get a rough estimate how big the combined size of all the update files.

    For example, the n3DSXL USA region 11.7.0-40U version contains 112 *.cia that comes out to about 140 MB.
     
  3. puss2puss
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    puss2puss ♻ThinkGreen♻

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    thanks for the reply :)
    yeah i already checked quickly for the packed updates to compare the size but i doubt it will be the same size since it will most likely be compressed while downloading and uncompressed once its loaded to install it..
    .. darn, its hard to tell how big the download will be, and i only have 350MB left until Sept7 haha..

    Well, if anyone is updating today, please let me know as soon as possible how big the download is :)
     
  4. zoogie

    zoogie playing around in the dsiware

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    Updates are stored to the internal nand. You won't notice any difference.
    The overall change to nand is practically nil since only pre-existing titles are being updated. Maybe a few kilobytes increase tops.

    The download itself takes less than a minute.
     
  5. puss2puss
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    puss2puss ♻ThinkGreen♻

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    hi
    please read my post.. the reason why i was wondering the size, is due to internet limitation, not space on the storage device :P
     
  6. zoogie

    zoogie playing around in the dsiware

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    Ok, sorry.

    After deleting my pending update on new3ds, my CTRnand went from
    669.7 -> 675.7

    So 6 whole MBs. And old3ds will be a little smaller since no microSD management update.
    (that's from 11.7 to 11.8, but I guarantee 11.5-11.8 won't be more than 20MBs - those were even smaller than 11.8).
     
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  7. Priestiality

    Priestiality GBAtemp Regular

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    That's the difference but it doesn't account for changed files, which could conceivably have the same or smaller size but still need to download megabytes of information to patch said files.
     
  8. zoogie

    zoogie playing around in the dsiware

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    Every title that has a single changed byte has to be completely redownloaded.

    Most titles are under a megabyte though. System modules are around 50-100KB apiece. System apps are about 5MBs.
    It's the browser (16MBs) that's the "heavyweight" lol, but it hasn't been updated since 11.1.
     
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  9. puss2puss
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    puss2puss ♻ThinkGreen♻

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    thanks for the details :)
    have a good one bud!
     
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