Emunand vs Sysnand A9LH

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Faolan, Mar 4, 2016.

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Do you prefer Emunand or Sysnamd using A9LH

  1. Sysnand

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    46.6%
  2. Emunand

    135 vote(s)
    53.4%
  1. Faolan
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    Faolan Advanced Member

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    I'm hoping to gather info on which you prefer and the pros/cons of each.

    I prefer emunand currently as I feel it'll always be safer (and I'm to lazy to swap emu/sys :P)

    So which do you prefer and think is better?

    Edit: switched to sysnand
     
    Last edited by Faolan, Mar 28, 2016
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  2. Juiss

    Juiss GBAtemp Regular

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    sysNAND because of VC and free space on my SD
     
  3. MattKimura

    MattKimura 3DS & WiiU Enthusiast

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    Emunand, because it works. If it ain't broke, no need to fix it.
     
  4. Xenon Hacks

    Xenon Hacks GBAtemp Guru

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    With the new menu to unbrick on boot Sysnand
     
  5. laharl22

    laharl22 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Emunand no risk of brick
     
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  6. DjoeN

    DjoeN Captain Haddock!

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    Somewhere in this potatoland!
    running AuReiNand_A9LH Sysnand 10.6
     
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  7. Manuel9181

    Manuel9181 GBAtemp Prosecutor

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    Emunand
    I'm scarried about the chance that an Nintendo's update could, in someway, be able to overwrite FIRM0/FIRM1 and delete a9lh.
    Also, all my VC work perfectly on my emuNand.
     
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  8. Ekaitz

    Ekaitz Pokémon Master

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    Just updated my sysnand.
    I did not need it until I tried to play my custom VC and as (with A9LH) you don't comeback to sysnand, I had issues to save properly.

    Now problem solved.
    For someone that does not play VC games, I still think emunand is the best option.
     
  9. Reisyukaku

    Reisyukaku Onii-sama~

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    Emunand.. Its much faster to flash a new emunand if you brick then to flash a sysnand. And since i use reinand, its easier to get that to boot the way it always has then to make a new cfw for sysnand patches.. kinda pointless to me.
     
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  10. Arubaro

    Arubaro Soulspace Guardian

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    Emunand...
    You can take out your sd card and sell you 3ds like new without any prior process (reflashing non-modified nand into sysnand, etc)

    Also you don't need to depend on cfw
     
    Last edited by Arubaro, Mar 4, 2016
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    looks like someone already ported ctrBootManager
     
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  12. cearp

    cearp the ticket master

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    not aureinand? :P
    (thanks for all the hard work, bad joke)
     
  13. Hayleia

    Hayleia GBAtemp Maniac

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    Yeah, the topic is here... https://gbatemp.net/threads/release-ctrbootmanager9.417159/

    Anyways, emuNAND for me because the arguments for sysNAND either don't apply or don't balance the arguments for emuNAND.
    An argument for sysNAND that doesn't apply for example is "you can remove your emuNAND from your SD and save space". Not entirely true if you want to run apps that need 9.x or stuff like that. For a very specific example, if you need GW for cheats, you won't reasonably boot that from your 9.x emuNAND to your 9.x emuNAND... Not that I use them but I don't see why I would kick myself out of possibilities.

    And the arguments that don't balance are:
    -emuNAND is tons safer (you can't mess up an update, it will always be patched (unlike sysNAND which is only unpatched if you fail your installation, but it can be) and it's easier to reflash when you don't have a hardmod...)
    -sysNAND saves some kilobytes by not installing VC twice. Most of space saving was already possible with forwarders but even without forwarders, you are not wasting space with VC...

    Now one may say "if safety is your priority, then use menuhax, not a9lh". Well, I didn't say it was the number one priority. Menuhax+emuNAND is indeed the safest way of using a 3DS but a9lh+whatever is just more convenient. And among the two most convenients options, well see above, emuNAND wins in my opinion.
     
  14. laharl22

    laharl22 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    emunand are more safe
     
  15. subcon959

    subcon959 teh retro

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    Emunand. It seems like a step backwards to use Sysnand instead.
     
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  16. Mistie

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    Sysnand. I have no reason to waste two gigs of space on my SD card so I won't. VC games work better, and it's just less to worry about.

    Though I do keep a 9.2 emuNAND laying around on a separate SD card. Along with a backup.

    I feel like it's actually a huge step forwards to be able to safely use sysNAND rather than an emuNAND. It shows we have progressed to a point were things are getting safer and cleaner. Less bleeding edge.
     
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  17. cearp

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    emunand is peace of mind...
     
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  18. vgmoose

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    Emunand, like others have said, I prefer the isolation and don't mind the extra space.
     
  19. Xinaman

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    That... Huge step foward!!!
     
  20. Mistie

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    Cant tell if sarcasm....