"What is a legit cia?" (and other noob CIA questions ANSWERED)

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by cearp, Apr 14, 2015.

  1. Redirr

    Redirr X11 Extreme.

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    Sorry but didn't understand.
    Can you elaborate better for me? Got me confused
     
  2. Ryccardo

    Ryccardo WiiUaboo

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    To install a (legit) cia you need a title manager (like FBI) with the right permissions (given by CFW or an arm11 exploit), but once installed you don't need the installing tools anymore
     
  3. Redirr

    Redirr X11 Extreme.

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    Lol, I know how to install legit .cia dude.

    That not what i was talking about. I was talking where peoples in action sites found Zeldas Games (USA) Legit .cia, becouse there is no such games!
     
  4. Ryccardo

    Ryccardo WiiUaboo

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    Maybe it was not legit?
    You can install nonlegit titles just fine with CFW - and keep them installed, not working of course, if CFW is removed
     
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  5. Redirr

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    They are selling the games working with no CFW.
     
  6. Ryccardo

    Ryccardo WiiUaboo

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    Not mentioning the need for homebrew... or plain false advertising
     
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  7. Redirr

    Redirr X11 Extreme.

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    Well here the point.

    Why sell 21 "original" games and include all 19 real Legit .cia and 2 fakes?

    Doesn't make any sense.

    could do a CFW, hide from user and sell with any great games, but no, it's 19 Legit and 2 Zeldas.

    So i think maybe somehow this 2 games are running with no cfw
     
  8. Quantumcat

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    They're not. Buy one and find out.
     
  9. aos10

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    wrong post
     
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  10. marcoo

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    thanks i bookmark this for now
     
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  11. RookieKid

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    I have a game that isn't on freeshop, but that I downloaded and now have the .cia file. How do I install the game? Which folder on my SD-card do I transfer the game to?
     
  12. cearp
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    cearp 瓜老外

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    If you have the cia, just put it on the sd card, and install. It doesn't matter what folder it is.
    Just use devmenu or fbi to install it.
     
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  13. zdw

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    I haven't updated anything in a while, so I have an old version of FBI. Problem is, I can't update it from the app because of the whole github thing. So how should I go about it? Should I uninstall my FBI, inject the latest version into H&S and reinstall? Or is there an easier way?
     
  14. lukands

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    So if I download a random game and it comes as gamename.cia how do I now its legit/real?
     
  15. Quantumcat

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    Download the .cia and install it, or replace the 3dsx in the 3ds folder.
    Don't need to inject into H&S anymore. If you have A9LH you should update to B9S (if you have FBI injected into H&S you may have A9LH as it was common to do that in the past).
     
  16. Youser

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    Have just come across this. Quite a lot of pages to go through and this has probably been asked already so I apologise in advance.

    What is a fake CIA?
    How do people use CIAs that are floating around on the net if the original CIA comes with a signature that would only allow it to be played on the owners console?

    What are the risks of using someone else's CIA file?

    I'm currently reading up on installing CFW on my 2ds only to be able to play CIA files. If I follow https://3ds.hacks.guide/ am I good to go?

    Completely new to the scene.
     
    Last edited by Youser, Mar 5, 2018
  17. cearp
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    cearp 瓜老外

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    Now, most people get cias from CIAngel/freeshop.
    Before, this wasn't the case and some cias were put together not using the wrong key.
    It doesn't make a big difference, but using the same key as Nintendo does for that game, native game updates will work. If the key was wrong, the official updates won't work.

    Hacks and patches to the system ignore the incorrect signatures. This is why you need to hack your 3ds to play backups etc.

    There's no real risk.
     
  18. Youser

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    What is CIAngel & Freeshop? Are they things I need to install and use to download CIAs through the console? Any noob guide for this?

    Thank you for your response.
     
  19. cearp
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    cearp 瓜老外

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    They are piracy apps for 3ds, very easy to use.
     
  20. Youser

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    Do they work on the 2ds?
     
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