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Can you switch the microSD card from a Pi 2 to a Pi 3 without issues?


  • Hi all.

    I'm about to help a colleague with her first installation of RetroPie. She's purchased a Pi 3 but it hasn't been delivered yet. She also has a Pi 2.

    Could we use the Pi 2 for installation and then move the card to the Pi 3? I've noticed that they have the same installation image. Or would it be better if we used my Pi 3 for the installation? Or would either not work, and should we wait on her 3?

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    It should work, provided you're using the latest image and not an older release (4.2, 4.3) - the 3B+ model (if by any chance this is what your friend ordered) is not supported by those older releases.


  • @mitu thanks, yes we've downloaded the newest image and she did order a 3B+.

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