What is the benefit of updating the A9LH?

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    I've been thinking a bit since I installed luma through 3ds guide and I do not know until now what's the point of updating the A9LH. I was grateful that with education and without offending someone clarified this doubt to me remembering that I am new in this type of thing.
     
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    There are a lot of benefits to A9LH
    No longer needing emuNAND as you can run CFW(s) right onto your sysNAND. Which also means you only need to install DSi/GBA games once. So you save a lot of space with this
    Faster+100% boot rate. A9LH boots seconds after you push the power button, so your CFW starts right away
    CFW can be install straight onto your CTRNAND, which is just cool.
    So long as your A9LH install remains untouched, you basically completely trash your sysNAND and almost always be able to recover with a NAND backup.
     
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    He already has A9LH. He's asking what the benefits of updating the installation itself are.
     
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    My bad, been up all night.
    Right so the major befits is that the most recent A9LH allows for CFWs to be stored/ran from the CTRNAND.
     
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    Updating V1 to V2, etc, offers no difference.
    For example, if you used the V1 method sometime ago and want to have arm9loaderhax.bin bootable from the CTR partition now (no sd card) then updating with the latest files and Luma will achieve this.
     
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    Can I update normally in version 11.14 right?
     
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    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Wolfdog™ ☠️Grunt☠️

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    Your OFW does not effect your A9LH. So long as you can access your A9LH payloads, you can always update your version of A9LH.
    Just to add to this, A9LH exploits the system so early in the boot process, that it actually boots before the sysNAND is mounted. So basically it doesn't matter what your OFW is because A9LH works before the system even has a chance to get that far in the boot process.
     
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    Ok then, thank you to everyone!