Few questions on ARMloader from old Emunand upgrade

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  1. Runehasa
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    Sorry if this has been asked a million times but I have been away from the scene for some time now before the Armloaderhax took off. I have a New 3ds XL USA 9.2 currently using an Emunand that has been highly configured with lots of things installed. My questions are as follows
    1. Can I follow this guide https://3ds.guide/ and convert my Emunand to become my SYSnand and retain all my currently installed games
    2. If I dont care about bootup time is there any real reason to get off of emunand and go to Luma?
    3. Are there any better guides to follow if I already have homebrew menu install and emunand working?
     
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    Yes, you can also keep your emuNAND as emuNAND after a9lh, you dont necessarily have to make it sysnand.

    Depends. Boot time and boot rate are the major pros. Also, you should be almost unbrickable (not that you can brick with menuhax) after a9lh, and mostly not worry about ota updates. Few other benefits too like community support etc. For basic ROMs and homebrew, there's no difference between the two.

    This is widely considered the best guide so go ahead.

    My advice would be a9lh, then autoboot into emuNAND.
    Go through the guide, if you don't feel like you want to do it, and you dont have a problem with menuhax boot, then stick with what you have. I dont think it's likely menuhax+ emuNAND will ever have any lesser game compatibility than a9lh, they're both just entry points. The guide has changed a lot since the beginning of a9lh, becoming easier and safer, and as simple and safe as it is now, it can only get better in future, so you dont lose anything by holding out with menuhax for longer.
     
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    1. Yes
    2. Yes, brick proof, and console behaves like a stock console. No more 2GB for emuNAND on your SD card. No more installing GBA and DSiWare on both NANDs. Easy to upgrade SD cards (just copy and paste files)
    3. Plailect's guide is the best (and only) guide. Having an emuNAND already doesn't mean you can skip any steps since everything is done on sysNAND.
     
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    Thanks guys I appreciate the input. Starting the process now wish me luck
     
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    Success last question to anyone who can answer this. Now that I have Luma CFW running on the armloader9hax. Am I able to update to the latest firmware by going through settings? I know as part of the guide it says to do the below step and update it but I just want to check if that step is still relevant today with the latest firmware?

    3. Regardless of whether or not you did either of the above two steps, update your 3DS by going to System Settings, then “Other Settings”, then going all the way to the right and using “System Update”

    11.2.0-35 U
     
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    Yes the step is still relevant today. It wouldn't be in the guide if it wasn't relevant. It's safe to update to 11.2 if you haven't already now that you have A9LH.
     
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    Quote from the guide:
     
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    Thanks my good man I appreciate it !