What are the Benefits of Boot9strap over A9LH?

Discussion in '3DS - Homebrew Development and Emulators' started by BobDoleOwndU, May 23, 2017.

  1. BobDoleOwndU
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    Hello! I searched around, but I don't seem to be able to find any answers on this specific topic.

    I'm wondering, what are the actual benefits of updating from A9LH to boot9strap? From what I understand, there are benefits to developers, but no real benefits to end-users. They both seem to essentially do the same thing for end-users.

    One thing that I can't seem to find any info on for boot9strap is brick recovery. With A9LH, you could restore a NAND backup if you ever bricked by booting into Decrypt9. I assume boot9strap can do the same, but it doesn't seem seem to be mentioned on 3ds.guide, or anywhere else I've looked.

    So I ask, as an end-user, are there any real benefits to updating to boot9strap from A9LH? Are there any disadvantages?

    Note: I know what sighax/boot9strap is. I'm not looking for clarification on that. I'm also not looking for future Luma updates being incompatible with A9LH as an answer. I am aware of this. But that's a choice related to the development of Luma itself and not an actual benefit of boot9strap.
     
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