A9HL user - should i switch to updated sysnand mode?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by xdarkmario, Apr 11, 2016.

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Should i switch from EMUNAND mode to SYSnand mode?

Poll closed Apr 18, 2016.
  1. Switch to Updated SYSnand mode

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  2. Stay on Emunand mode

    5 vote(s)
    20.0%
  1. xdarkmario
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    xdarkmario Philosopher

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    i have a N3ds with A9HL installed along with aureinand installed and booting from my old emunand made with gateway a long while back. now its trusty and reliable, i have it max updated on 10.7. but i hear that with A9HL you can now update your sysnand with no problem and have sig patches just as you would in emunand mode. some even say theres some benefits to updated sysnand mode. as for me im still a little skeptical on installing things on sysnand (was sweating bullets when i had to downgrade sysnand to 2.0)
    whats the pros and cons to going emunandless?
     
  2. Ryu X

    Ryu X GBAtemp Regular

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    Pros
    Save 2 gb of space on sd card
    Only have to install gba games once
    simple to back up sd card by just coping files over since no emunand
    faster loading on boot

    There really is no cons to it anymore since if you do something really stupid and brick your sysnand you can just boot up decrypt 9 and restore it with a back up.
     
  3. Pluupy

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    It's seamless. That's enough for me, imo.
     
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  4. SpaceJump

    SpaceJump Where's my new 2D-Metroid?

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    But what happens if 10.8 is released? Will it be save to update? Chance of bricking when updating?
     
  5. tech3475

    tech3475 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Wait for a new firmware to be released and then look around here before updating.

    Nintendo could potentially find a way to block 'safe update' but then again they may not.
     
  6. SpaceJump

    SpaceJump Where's my new 2D-Metroid?

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    I don't use updated sysNand yet, because of that. I'm really curious to see what will happen once 10.8 is released.

    Also curious what Gateway will release concerning A9LH.
     
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  7. linuxares

    linuxares GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Everyone say this and that about the gba games. I NEVER installed them on anything else than on my emunand. Works fine as long as the patches are applied. So no, I see no point on being on sysNAND when Emunand is so much safer incase something brake.
     
  8. xdarkmario
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  9. linuxares

    linuxares GBAtemp Psycho!

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    To be fair, what ever you choose. Both works fine. I'm just a paranoid SoB so I use my SDCard rather than the internal NAND.
     
  10. leonmagnus99

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    i switched to updated sysNAND on all my 3ds consoles (ogsmall/xl and my n3dsxl)

    and i am all good with them, my mSD feels cleaner no 2nd partition and well you will not notice any huge changes , it is literally functioning the same way your emuNAND was.


    imagine gateway release an arm9loaderhax of theirs that will support every firmware up till now, that would be fantastic.
    in addition, that it would work on future updates as well.
     
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  11. Februarysn0w

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    updated sysnand mode will save your battery life.
     
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  12. pbanj

    pbanj The "friendly" neighborhood sandwich

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    i didnt notice faster booting when i got rid of my emunand. but i did it because i got warioware and didnt feel like doing a double install because of emunand
     
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  13. NekoMichi

    NekoMichi Retro Collector

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    Does booting sysNAND from internal memory consume less power than booting emuNAND from external memory?
     
  14. xdarkmario
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    no idk where he got that one from
     
  15. pbanj

    pbanj The "friendly" neighborhood sandwich

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    emunand drains a battery more because of the constant read/write of the sd card slot
     
  16. xdarkmario
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    xdarkmario Philosopher

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    The 3ds is designed for that, after all it runs games from the SD on a regular

    ~xperia Z1~
     
  17. linuxares

    linuxares GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Sure, it might drag some % more by reading and writing to the SDCard. But I would say it's a myth.
     
  18. leonmagnus99

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    i think it did the opposite for me, just a feeling though.
    i feel more drain of battery after wiping my emuNAND , and using updated sysNAND.