Homebrew Should I switch from Gateway to Luma?

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I have a 3DS XL with sysNAND 4.5 (or 4.2, not sure) and emuNAND. Now I saw that Plailect released a guide that simplifies the A9LH Luma install and I'm thinking about making the switch. Should I do it? Are there any risks?

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I have a 3DS XL with sysNAND 4.5 (or 4.2, not sure) and emuNAND. Now I saw that Plailect released a guide that simplifies the A9LH Luma install and I'm thinking about making the switch. Should I do it? Are there any risks?

Thanks!

No risk although its minimal, apart from user error iirc
 

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do you still want to use your Gateway card? because you can, even if you switch to arm9loaderhax.

if you decide to go the sysnand-only route, you absolutely should have a secondary custom firmware on hand for updates, since Gateway sysnand-mode does not have FIRM partition protection (that is, update = overwrite a9lh).
 

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Are there risk? - Yes there are some however they are minimal as long as you follow the guide correctly. I have yet to make the switch (I will once I buy a 128GB SD cad) for now I'm happy with Luma3DS without A9LH.
 

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But can I keep all my installed games if I switch?

And I once read that the 4.5 downgrader from GW leaves your NAND on a messy state and that the brick chance increases because of this. Is that true?
 

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But can I keep all my installed games if I switch?
of course.
And I once read that the 4.5 downgrader from GW leaves your NAND on a messy state and that the brick chance increases because of this. Is that true?
with the ctrtransfer method, I don't think it matters much(?) anymore. or that it really increased the chance anyway.
 
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