safe to update? (i am on A9LH)

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  1. kofman13
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    Hey all, currently on A9LH running LUMA, system is version 11.2.0-35U.
    havnt played my 3DS for months but Ever Oasis won't run, crashes system so i think i need to update my firmware. is it safe to if i am on AL9H/Luma?
    or should i be updating something else like FBI?
     
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    Update your search skills?
    But in all seriousness yes it's safe to update, however there's a new hack b9s you should update your a9lh to first + luma to 8.0.
    Follow the a9lh to b9s section of the 3ds.guide
     
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    Do you have the correct region of Ever Oasis? I've read that the european version crashes on american consoles
     
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    thanks for the info! is B9S required to reach new firmware versions or i can stay on A9LH? whats the benefit of B9S? sorry been away from the scene
     
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    I highly suggest updating to B9S. Luma3DS has dropped support for previous entrypoints and ReiNAND will be following soon as well. Once you are running the latest B9S and Luma3DS, I also suggest updating to 11.4.
    If you have a US system, you need to use the US ROM. Ever Oasis is the only game where region-locking/RF will not work and you need to CIA of your region to get it to work
     
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    awesome i will attempt this tomorrow. since I am on A9LH and the system essentially runs off the SD card, if i want to be safe before i try going to B9S, i can just copy the contents of the SD card to a safe place and if i mess something up i can just copy back what i had on the SD card and be fine?
     
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    If it puts you at ease, there have been zero recorded bricks caused by updating to B9S. I have successfully updated 6 systems to B9S myself as well updated their builds of B9S.
     
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    gotcha, thanks. but i can still be extra safe by copying my micro sd contents right?
     
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    I honestly suggest a NAND backup. An SD card backup is nice, but a bit overkill.
     
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    ok thank you! ill google how to do that tomorrow and do the update!
     
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    No need to google! I got the best guide around!
    https://3ds.guide/a9lh-to-b9s
     
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    i have an old 3ds on 11.2 with luma and a9lh and i can play ever oasis and everything, for me there is no need to update the firmware/upgrade to b9s
     
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    You can play it, but it's just heavily suggested to update nowadays.
    I am not trying to push anything, just A9LH no longer has any real support. This means future problems will be harder to deal with. As well future CFW updates will no longer be introduced to A9LH
     
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    awesome!! does that guide cover nand backup too? i think the only time i did nand backup was during the first process of doing AL9H lilke more than a year ago lol
     
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    I don't see it in there, but I could be missing something. But I suggest using hourglass9 to do the NAND backup
     
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    ill do that, ur a champ! do i backup emunand or sysnand with hourglass? sorry ive de-volved into a super noob after all this time. i think installing AL9H was the most epic shit i ever did in my life back then
     
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    Backup both of them. You can use hourglass9 to flash your emuNAND to your sysNAND, even after B9S is installed. I suggest Hourglass9 because it safely restores NANDs by default.
     
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    i just found some time to do all this, downloaded hourglass9, how do i install this? theres a folder and a .bin file and some stuff
     
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    Just put the .bin file into /luma/payloads/ and hold START while booting your console in order to get into Luma Chainloader, select H9 and backup your SysNAND.
     
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    i just finished the whole thing and also converted to boot9strap thanks!
     
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