Should I switch from Gateway to Luma?

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  1. MisterPantsEyes
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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!
     
  2. proflayton123

    proflayton123 Undeclared Shitposter 2.1

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    No risk although its minimal, apart from user error iirc
     
  3. ihaveamac

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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).
     
  4. SomecallmeBerto

    SomecallmeBerto The Anti-Hero

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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.
     
  5. MisterPantsEyes
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    A minimal risk is still a risk, and I really don't want any chance of bricking. :/
     
  6. ihaveamac

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    the new CTRNAND-based method is virtually impossible to screw up, and has several checks to make sure nothing is corrupt and things. you'll be fine.
     
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    SomecallmeBerto The Anti-Hero

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    The chance is next to zero but I do understand your point. I would still switch from GW to Luma3DS as I find it runs better; plus you can sell those GW carts for about 20-30.
     
  8. MisterPantsEyes
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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?
     
  9. ihaveamac

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    of course.
    with the ctrtransfer method, I don't think it matters much(?) anymore. or that it really increased the chance anyway.
     
  10. SirBeethoven

    SirBeethoven 3.145.... something. E=mc2

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    Just make sure you don't skip backing up your NAND! It will ask I believe