been gone for while so wats with al9h being replaced by b9sigstapthingy

Discussion in '3DS - Homebrew Development and Emulators' started by TechyTurtle, Aug 11, 2017.

  1. TechyTurtle
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    just wondering :b is it safer thsn al9h install :>? got a new3ds with menuhax n luma thats why and wondering safety of it :>
     
  2. Ryccardo

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    The main advantage is that It's technically a much cleaner implementation

    It's not really safer to install (which doesn't mean it's worse - in fact it's rather equal), but you don't need to go to 2.1 to dump the OTP anymore: in fact, you can dump it afterwards!
    Sighax is also theoretically more reliable once installed (an A9LH can be killed by corruption of the kernel partitions or of the secret sector, sighax firmwares don't require the contents of the secret sector)

    Upgrading is even easier, there's a dedicated chapter of 3ds.guide

    Both suck a lot less than menuhax
     
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    boot9strap is actually safer to install

    it turns out the arm9loaderhax installer just had a chance to random brick
     
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    Plus the fact that it's pretty much mandatory. Luma dropped support for a9lh a while ago, so the only way to use luma 8.1 is with b9s. On the plus side, luma now has many more cool features due to the extra access.
     
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    You talk about the OTPless install, however the installer that DID require your dumped your OTP file was 99.9999% safe.
     
  6. TechyTurtle
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    so low brick chamces is what i hear :)? so install sighax n b9s in order to update luma :>? and is it best to follow the plaictect guide :> also i git a emunand so would i hve to reinstall it when i put b9s :> dont mind just wondering :>
     
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    That's for people already on a9lh, from what I understand, the OP is not.
    @OP Yes, follow plailect's guide, which is now hosted at 3ds.guide
     
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    Derp.
     
  10. Abu_Senpai

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    Hi, so i decided to finally get around to doing this on both of my 2DS systems which already are on A9lh.

    So i followed that guide and now i successfully have bootstrap9 on one of my 2ds'es. However, before i do the same for my main 2ds (main meaning i use it the most)

    i just want to ask what this section of that guide means: "if, before updating to boot9strap, you already had an EmuNAND setup and would like to move the contents of your previous EmuNAND to your new SysNAND CFW, now is the time to follow Move EmuNAND before doing this section."

    What does it mean by "previous Emunand contents?". Does it mean that by updating to boostrap9 i will loose my game saves or games?
     
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    If you don't know, it probably doesn't apply. Emunand is a virtual 3DS system installed on the SD Card, used before a9lh
     
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    Alright cool, Thanks. I just wanted to confirm before i updated.