FBI (3DS CIA installer) released!


At long last, the FBI 3DS CIA installer has been released!

“FBI is an open source CIA (un)installer.


  • Available as a CIA, 3DS, and 3DSX (requires service access patching to run from Ninjhax).
  • Install and uninstall applications from both the SD card and NAND.
  • Install CIA files over the network using sockfile.
  • Detailed error output, making it easier to figure out why an (un)installation failed.


sockfile is a command line utility (sockfile <ip> <file>) that can be used to send CIA files over the network to FBI. Press “Y” to display the 3DS’s IP address and listen for network installation requests.


WARNING! Spoilers inside!


Binaries are typically built from the latest source commit, at the very least being updated after major changes.

Binaries: https://www.dropbox.com/s/866yhujdg859mor/FBI.zip?dl=0
Source: https://github.com/Steveice10/FBI

Binaries: https://www.dropbox.com/s/1dvnqkudlkbhip0/sockfile.zip?dl=0
Source: https://github.com/Steveice10/sockfile

I just put this on my 3DS, and it works great. A lot less buggy than BRM. I recommend you check it out.