can i delete a9lh nand backups?

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  1. noragrets
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    now that sighax is released, is it safe to delete all the nand backups i made during the a9lh era?
     
  2. linuxares

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    You don't have too since you can still restore them. Why not just make a new one and remove the old once?
     
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    i'm not planning on doing any more backups
    my question is, are nand backups still relevant today as a safety measure or can we skip them entirely when installing any hacks?
     
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    make a current back up and delete the old ones. You should NEVER be without a current nand back up. Yes the back ups will still be relevant. Its a way to recover from the brick if you ever have one.
     
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    nand backups are still good of you want easier fixes
     
  6. linuxares

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    Can you at this exact moment repair your 3DS? If no, then keep a backup. If your 3DS is hardmodded there is most likely no worries either. But it's a hell of a lot more job to reinstall everything than just restoring a backup.
     
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    Make sure what your backup contains.
    Not only the A9LH/B9S, but also system files like ticket.db etc.
    If you backed-up a NAND with messed-up system files and deleted old ones with proper system files, you would be in trouble in some specific situations.
     
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    even though a backup isn't really needed to bring a 3ds back to life at this time
    i would still need to restore a backup if i wanted to access all the saves stored in the sd card right?
    for that reason i think it's worth keeping one too, at least until other methods are found to restore saves on different systems
     
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    so many badges xD
     
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    I mean if something where to happen to your nand making it corrupt, I think you will RAGRET not having a nand backup.
    backups are always relevant. always.