To launch 3DS games & apps
Games and apps need to be in CIA format to be used with 3DS. If you have .3ds file, then convert it into CIA or get CIA version.
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Shut down 3ds and mount sd card on PC.
Put CIA games into ‘CIA’’ folder on the sd card.
Eject sd card from pc and put into 3ds.
Start the 3DS and wait for home screen to load.
Start health and safety (FBI) from main menu.
Install desired CIA from “CIA’’” folder. Press start to finish CIA install.
Press home button on 3DS to return to 3DS home.
The game / app from cia will be now available on the 3ds homescreen.
After install CIA can be safely deleted from “CIA’’.
To install and launch homebrew apps
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Shut down 3ds and mount sd card on PC.
Put homebrew app into “3ds” folder on the sd card.
Eject sd card from pc and put into 3ds.
Start the 3DS and wait for home screen to load.
Launch homebrew launcher from ‘h’ icon on the home screen.
Launch desired installed homebrew app from the homebrew launcher.
VERY IMPORTANT INFO // MUST READ:
As mentioned ab ove do not update the 3DS . Upd ated 3DS wi ll remove the mod & possibly cannot be re -modded.
Your 3DS sd or mic roSD card contains import ant files. Make a backup of your SD card on your PC. This backup c an be used to restore
sd card if any files are deleted or corru pt.
Do not upda te the 3DS firmwa re from any game, online etc. Updated systems will require re -mod if possibl e to do so.
Use Nintendo eShop/online pl aying/modified games at your own risk, as they can possibly get you banned.
Do not remove sd card without shutting down 3DS . Doing so can corru pt the hack and show black screen .
Do not delete any system app s and do not run unknown unverified apps. Do not run apps t hat affect NAND or system apps (like
decrypt9, emuNand etc) without proper knowledge. These can cause unrecoverable brick if misused.
CONVERT ROM / 3DS FILE INTO CIA:
Download Simple C IA convert er from http://www.jog imods.com/downloads/3ds/ an d extract to your deskto p.
Shut down 3DS and att ach the SD car d to PC .
Start CIA converter and choose “create ncchinfo.bin ”. Save this file to your SD card root .
Put back S D ca rd into 3DS . St art 3DS while holding down start button . It will launch Decrypt9 program.
In Decrypt9 program, choose ‘Xorpad Generat o r Opti ons ’. Then Choose “NCCH Padgen ”
This will cr eate XORPad files on your SD ca rd.
Shut down 3DS and p ut this S D card b ack in to the PC.
Move all XORPad files from the SD card to ‘xo rpads ’ folder i n Simple CIA Converter.
Start CIA converter and choose “convert 3ds to cia ”.
Choose the roms folder when it asks. This is the same folder where you p reviously placed all your roms.
CIA converter will then convert all roms in the roms folder and make CIA files in ‘c ia ’ folder.
Copy the desired cia file from the “cia” folder in the Simple CIA C onverter and co py it to SD card ’s “CIA” folder.
The SD card c an then be removed and placed into the 3DS. C IA files can be installed by usi ng FBI from 3DS home screen
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