I'm sorry if the question has been already asked, I couldn't find it.

I bought a raspberry pi 3 2 years ago, and I still use it with no problem. I bought a new rasp pi 3 b+ 1 week ago, and I tried to use the same image in my other SD card but I stucked on the rainbow screen. After some research, I found that the problem lied in the raspbian version. So I tried with a new raspbian and had no problem to run it.

Now I'd like to know if there is a way to update my previous image so it can run on my new rasp?

Thanks in advance

  • Which "version" of raspbian do you have running now? Commented Sep 4, 2018 at 10:28
  • Also: are you using a copy of the current Pi3B image or do you use a fresh image that you downloaded 2 years ago? And did you use Noobs to install the OS?
    – Dirk
    Commented Sep 4, 2018 at 12:09

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Yes, of course... download the latest version of Raspbian from The Organization's website, and write it to the SD card with the old image on it. It will run on your new RPi 3B+ as well as your RPi 3.

You will need to decide whether to use the "Lite" or the "Desktop" version (probably Desktop version). If you need help with installation, the instructions are located here.

Good luck & let us know if you have other questions.

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