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Quick one on 3DSXL

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  • 11-06-2024 11:05am
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 2,072 ✭✭✭


    I was trying to hack mine last night, I got through to the OK OK page and when i scan the QR it says the screen isn't big enough.

    So stupid me formatted the XL, no I have no games i purchased even when i go go through the eshop :(

    Nothing on the SD either that I bought, any way of getting them back?



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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 51,103 CMod ✭✭✭✭Retr0gamer


    Hack your 3DS and load it up with all those games again. It's very easy to do and there's step by step guides online.

    https://3ds.hacks.guide/



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 51,103 CMod ✭✭✭✭Retr0gamer


    There is a site with all the 3DS games and DLC on it. Can't link to it here but you can download the cia files and install them using the FBI installer app.

    The games are arranged by region, if you can't find a game it's probably in the region free section, so check that as well. It has everything.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,072 ✭✭✭safetyboy


    Will give it a go later cheers, i followed that famous guide but when I get to the QR for the homebrew channel it gives an error, i tried deleting cookies and changing language



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 51,103 CMod ✭✭✭✭Retr0gamer


    I found that the method you use is quite different depending on your model and current firmware. I'd just try and make sure you have the correct model number in.

    Also link on the QR code could be down temporarily.



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 51,103 CMod ✭✭✭✭Retr0gamer


    Oh one last thing. The 3DS will work with cards bigger than 32GB but the 3DS is very finnicky about how the card is formatted.

    I upgraded to a 256GB card and the 3DS couldn't see any of my games or the card. The first few links on google actually give the wrong info on how to format the card.

    I'll post back about the correct settings.



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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 51,103 CMod ✭✭✭✭Retr0gamer


    Im pretty sure that online they recommend 32kb cluster size in most guides but I found that 64kb cluster size worked for me.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,072 ✭✭✭safetyboy


    What's the best program to format 32 /64 kb clusters? left me reading glasses in work, will a 512g micro work>



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 51,103 CMod ✭✭✭✭Retr0gamer


    512 GB should be fine. Load times and boot time will be increased a bit. Heard there might be some issues with the later Pokemon games but might not.

    I used Rufus:

    https://rufus.ie/en/

    Follow the instructions online but when it says 32kb cluster try 64kb.

    Quick format with MBR partition.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,072 ✭✭✭safetyboy


    soon as i get the QR code I get an error :(



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,922 ✭✭✭Mr.Saturn


    What guide are you following, d'you mind me asking? Is it an old 3DS Xl or the NEW3DSXL models? If you got the system used, have you double checked if CFW has already been installed (hold select while booting up to check)?



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