[Q]upgrading from a9lh to boot9strap- why and how?

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  1. natanelho
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    so I have a9lh on my n3ds and recently I saw this boot9strap thing on 3ds.guide (dont have time to watch all the scene so I check it once a month~) so the question is- whats the benefit over a9lh? I dont care about 1 less second every boot, n3ds already boots pretty fast... whats the risk in transforming (or whatever is the right word for it) from a9lh to boot9strap and what are the steps required?

    I dont really have too much time for my 3ds, so im weighting the risk-reward and time it will take me.. also its a shame theres nothing about it on 3ds.guide, only installing boot9strap from emunand setup or unhacked console...
     


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    wow quick response, I didnt see this page so thanks!

    im still interested in what are the benefits and risks of this?
     
  4. Filo97

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    benefits are we have more priviliges in here, so hopefully we are gonna be able to do new stuff (We also can dump pretty much everything). Risks are nearly none.
     
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    Woot, i just did my first N3DSXL A9LH to B9S conversion with success thanks to the perfect guide :)

    Jus 1 question, is the secret_sector file the same for N3DS and O3DS/2DS ? (just asking i still have have 3 O3DS systems to do and 1 2DS (and 2 N3DS systems to)
     
  6. Jhynjhiruu

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    1. Yes, the secret_sector is the same.
    2. 3DS payloads (and Luma3DS itself) are going to start only supporting sighax, and dropping a9lh support. So you kind of have to update.
     
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    Got any proof to back that up?
     
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    1. - 3DS.guide says it.
    2. - Luma3DS Github download page.
     
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    Which bit?
    If the bit about Luma3DS,
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    boot9strap support (all older entrypoints, including ARM9LoaderHax and menuhax, are no longer supported).
    Replaced .bin (brahma/a9lh) payload loading with .firm (FIRM format) payloads. This format allows for way more flexibility and is also the only one supported by boot9strap.
    That's a quote from https://github.com/AuroraWright/Luma3DS/releases
     
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    Why? Future! Cool stuff can be done with sighax. Also because Luma3DS from here on out will be Sighax only and hopefully other CFW take from Luma's example.
    How? The guide of course
    https://github.com/AuroraWright/Luma3DS/releases
    As well all old entrypoints have been pulled from the github
    https://github.com/AuroraWright/Luma3DS
     
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    Updated my o3ds to boot9strap, time to do the new3dsXL
     
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    is b9s upgrade free of all bugs and is it advisable to wait for a few days to upgrade from a9
     
  13. Jhynjhiruu

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    1. Pretty much
    2. No, not really
     
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    i took me less then 5 minutes,really easy to do
    anyone should do it,it's like update the A9LH version.
     
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    It's no use staying on old, soon to be outdated hacks.
    It's the same with technology, sometimes, you got to upgrade.
     
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    Upgraded my new3dsXL too...now both of my consoles are on Boot9strap...let's see what it brings...
     
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    Update so you don't feel like that guy using Emunand with RxTools in 2017.
     
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    or quite simply, update so you can pull down system updates in the future. That being said, I think it was kinda early for luma to completely abandon ship. If nintendo drops an update tomorrow that breaks current a9lh luma, a lot of people are going to end up with soft bricks.
     
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  19. MashedPotatos

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    Is Boot9strap similar to Sighax as you can dump the bootrom
     
  20. dubbz82

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    boot9strap is an implementation of sighax (and significantly safer than vanilla sighax). Bootrom doesn't need to be dumped by end users either. Basically bootrom needed to be dumped in order for this to happen, but end users have no use in dumping it.
     
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