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    why not update to 4.2 before installing homebrew?

    It looks like the procedure in tutorials, for HBC etc. from 4.2 is simpler than that from 4.1! I am advised to go to 4.2 by several friends who have taken this route to get >2G Sd card. Any advice gratefully received.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benix View Post
    It looks like the procedure in tutorials, for HBC etc. from 4.2 is simpler than that from 4.1! I am advised to go to 4.2 by several friends who have taken this route to get >2G Sd card. Any advice gratefully received.
    the entire purpose of 4.2 is to kill softmodding/homebrew, 4.2 also kills out of region games with modchips.

    You DO NOT need 4.2 to use SDHC cards, 4.0/4.1 will do it fine.

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    Must be why I can't get any pal games to work on my system but they used to with my mod chip , oh well I just use a loader , would like to install a priiloader but im paranoid , cause everything works so good right now.

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    i'm like you everything works fine, and i'm afraid of instaling a antibrick software that could brick a system

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    Quote Originally Posted by davepm View Post
    the entire purpose of 4.2 is to kill softmodding/homebrew, 4.2 also kills out of region games with modchips.

    You DO NOT need 4.2 to use SDHC cards, 4.0/4.1 will do it fine.
    DavePM,
    I think what I am trying to say is, it appears? that the two modding procedures (linked in your post) for 4.2 and 3.1-4.1 leave you with a system the same functionally with all the 4.2 updates now 'reversed'. Since I posted I think I read in your FAQ that the 4.2 update alters the boot2 which cannot be 'reversed', if so this could be a significant reason not to update.

    I'd just like to tell my friends the error of their ways;-)

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    my friends is on 4.2 and he started soft modding from 4.2 and managed to backup his nand and install bootmii as boot2.

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