[Video] How to Install .CIA and DevMenu on Your Nintendo 3DS (With Gateway Emunand)

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  1. soniczeki
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    I made a simple tutorial for those who don't know install the .CIAs
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    If you have 4.1 - 4.5 version of 3DS , you can install games directly to the home menu! (emunand)

    DOWNLOAD LINKS IN VIDEO DESCRIPTION

    Step 1 : Create Emunand partition with Gateway / POWER OFF 3DS / Plug out the SD CARD (Proceed to step 2. If you already have emunand)
    AND YOU MUST UPDATE YOUR EMUNAND TO LATEST SYSTEM VERSION (current 9.4)


    Step 2 : Format 4.5 SYSNAND From the Settings menu (IMPORTANT) Because you can't put installed games are into the folder. (Notice that all of your eShop game will be deleted)
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!DON'T INSERT SD CARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    This process creates a different management in 3DS SD card.

    Step 3 : Download and Copy "BigBlueMenu.3ds" or "DevMenu.3ds" to GATEWAY 3DS(red) SD CARD NOT SYSTEM.

    Step 4 : Copy BigBlueMenu.cia to 3DS SD CARD

    Step 5 : Re-install Exploit with (Gateway Blue r4i Card)

    Step 6 : Launch gateway mode from system settings

    Step 7 : Launch "BigBlueMenu.3ds" or "DevMenu.3ds" with emunand mode

    Step 8 : Install "BigBlueMenu.cia"

    Step 9 : Now you have the necessary software to install a CIA files on the menu. You can install what you want.

    Step 10 : ENJOY!

    My installed CIA Games :P
    http://imgur.com/a/OU8st

    Sorry for bad english :/
     
    Last edited by raulpica, Jan 18, 2016 - Reason: Video had roms in it -rp
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  2. placebooooo

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    This is surely to help people out. I know its really not that hard of a process, but to me, at first, it was a bit confusing.
     
  3. viral777

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    great tutorial will be using it around the corner.
     
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    Step 2 : Format 4.5 SYSNAND From the Settings menu (IMPORTANT) Because you can't put installed games are into the folder.

    -> useless to format sysand. I have never formatted my sysnand, and cia installe work fine
     
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    It's not a useless step. It seperates the Emunand settings folder from the Sysnand settings folder on the SD card. This prevents issues that happen for some people when the folder is shared between the two different system versions.

    I think formatting Emunand works just as well as formatting Sysnand, as per this post.
     
  6. Thunder Hawk

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    I don't think this thread will stay open for long due to those links. :/
     
  7. Kubii

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    The actual links aren't on gbatemp. So it should be fine I think, either way it would stupid if they removed it.
     
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  8. Ray305

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    Is it safe to install .CIA files to my emunand without formatting the sysnand?
     
  9. Thunder Hawk

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    Well, they removed cearps's Flashcard Timewarp hack for some stupid reason. I might even report the mods post for locking it. If they decide to lock this, my only guess is the link to the copyrighted material.
     
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    So I gotta' format my sysNAND when I start up this process? As in, format the SD Card as well?
     
  11. kheldar

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    vay burda türk varmış :)
     
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    If I format my sysnand wouldn't that force me to update the firmware if I'm on 9.2?
     
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    The steps for formatting Sysnand, as I understand them, are these:
    1. Backup SD Card
    2. Insert SD Card, create Emunand
    3. Remove SD Card, restore backup
    4. Format Sysnand (SD Card not inserted!)
    5. Insert SD Card while in Sysnand
    6. Reinstall DS Profile Exploit
    The way I understand things, formatting Emunand will also work:
    1. Backup SD Card
    2. Insert SD Card, create Emunand
    3. Remove SD Card, restore backup
    4. Format Emunand (SD Card not inserted!)
    5. Insert SD Card while in Emunand
    The only deciding factor between these two methods, that I know of, is that Sysnand might force you to update when you try to format. This isn't a problem in Emunand, as long as the Gateway team has assured us that Emunand works on the latest firmware.
    Someone please let me know if I made any mistakes, I haven't actually done either of these processes. My Sysnand is on firmware 9.2.0.
     
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    From what I've heard it only forces you to update if you have an update already nagging you ..
     
  15. cearp

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    not a stupid reason, it was nintendo's stuff after all.
    i don't think they should have locked it though :)
     
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    Good thing I grabbed it early then I guess.
     
  17. MasterBro10

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    Wait, do you have to format sysnand to do this, since I want to keep my purchased eshop games without re-downloading all of them.
     
  18. mastermodr94

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    Im just curious what program do you have installed that shows roms and cias as cartridges?
     
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    the link you have under the youtube video for devmenu and bigblue says 4.5 cfw files.zip but i don't have cfw only gateway, am i still able to use that devmenu or do i need a different one? and is that devmenu the latest one or old?
     
  20. pikanag

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    why go through all that trouble? can't you just have devMenu.3ds on the red gateway card, launch that, then just install, say a theme pack .cia? or a .cia game?
     
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