Do you recommend me to update from a9 to b9?

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  1. Gizametalman
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    Gizametalman GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I'm still in a9, and the main reason why I haven't updated to b9 is because to me is useless.
    For instance:
    "From now on, Luma updates will be in .firm"
    I literally have no reasons to update Luma.
    "From now on, Homebrew apps will be runable only through b9"
    I literally, do not use Homebrew apps, the only one I use is that Shop.
    "If you want to play online, you'll need to update your system which will require Luma to be updated"
    Again, I don't play Online.

    Yet I feel, a bit curious about that new Rosalina x Bootstrap.

    So, the question is aimed to those who have updated from a9 to b9 and from Luma to Rosalina.

    Is it worth it for someone like me? For someone who's not interested is using most of those features, because I have the same features with A9 and Luma.
     
  2. Seliph

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    It's pretty easy to do and if something that catches your eye does get released for Luma later on it's easier to already have b9 and update instead of going through the whole installation process and updating Luma.
    Basically, there's no reason not to.
     
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    Absolutely! Just go ahead. It's pretty straightforward.
     
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    It is very easy. 100% recommend.
     
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    I upgraded, and I rarely play my 3ds. it's just for research and testing purposes like all of my systems r. like the others have said, it's very easy especially if you're already on a9lh. it might take but five minutes really.
     
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    Yeah took me 5minutes to update & since its the future going forward, why not? - Native Input redirection is nice
     
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    Luma 8 is nice, yes updated but only on my Test 3DS, but if you donĀ“t need new stuff you can stay on old version and update later if needed ... how was that "Never Change a running System as long you have no need for" :D
     
  8. Gizametalman
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    Gizametalman GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Ok, thank you guys. Actually, @clancy94 pointed out something interesting... Native Input redirection?
    Does that mean that I will be able to play my games without using the Circle Pad? Now that's something I would update for.
    Is actually not because I think it'll be difficult to change from a9 to b9, I even have the 3dsguide open just in case of changing my mind.
    The reason why I haven't updated yet is because there's on reason for me to do so, as of yet that is.
     
  9. sks316

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    You absolutely have reason to update Luma. Updates can mean new features, such as Rosalina. Or they mean bug fixes.
    If you use Themely, hblauncher_loader, Luma Updater, or FBI, you use homebrew.
    The upgrade to b9s is easy and recommended. Use https://3ds.guide/a9lh-to-b9s.
    No. Native Input Redirection means you can use any external controller with the 3DS.
     
    Last edited by sks316, Jun 19, 2017
  10. Gizametalman
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    Gizametalman GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Ah, too bad. I don't plan to update then. Thanks for clearing my doubts :)
     
  11. Ryccardo

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    I don't even use Luma but still recommend Sighax, because it's a much cleaner system (you just install a fakesigned B9S as kernel, instead of installing an early N3DS kernel - yes even on O3DS - and a custom secret sector to take advantage of a secondary exploit in its added security features)
     
  12. Oleboy555

    Oleboy555 Wie dit leest is een zemmel

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    What? You couldnt do that on a9lh either?? Think of all the new luma features??

    I guess it is your choice...