This week is the first one that i've had time to catch up on this scene, and I have some questions because a ton has changed: I'm on 3.2U with starfall, 002 gamma, softchip r92, GC loader 0.2 and have been quite happy with this configuration for a while but it's time to get my console ready for the next wave of releases so this raises some questions. I tried my best to get as much info as possible before posting this thread. I plan to run the CIOS36 v8 & v9 updates, but the v10 is buggy from what I read so I should use v9 right now? What does updating from v7 get me? I want to get this USB loader stuff working. That does not require going to 4.0, correct? Free space on my console worries me... I'm not sure I want to update to 4.0 yet...unless all new titles will not load. If I go through Wanikoko's 4.0 updater will my softchip, gamma, and GC backup launcher channels still work just like before? 4.0 adds support for SD-HC but what else do I get for doing this? This brings me to Preloader. Do I need it? How do I uninstall starfall first? Or does that not matter? I'm somewhat confused as to everything preloader does. Some things I have read on here lead me to believe that it replaces or changes the system menus. That's definitely not what I want. But, the protection that it offers is what makes it appealing for me. Can someone experienced with this app chime in to tell me if I am wrong on my conclusions, why it's necessary, etc? It would really help me out. I have seen a lot of people post that they messed up their console by putting on Preloader so it has me worried. Thanks to anyone that has time to address some of my questions! Hopefully I can create a set of "update method" notes that I can understand/repeat. I seem to use a diff SDcard pack on each console and really want to make some sort of standardized system out of it, otherwise supporting my friends consoles is going to be impossible.