swap SD card from Raspberry pi 3B to 3B+

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steve1985
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swap SD card from Raspberry pi 3B to 3B+

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Hi,

I wanted to install a PoE Hat on my dietpi running on a raspberry pi 3B. However i found out the PoE hat is only compatible with 3B+ and up.

I have a spare 3B+ laying around so i was wondering if i can just pop the SD card from the 3B into the 3B+ or if it's better to backup and restore from a backup.

I would say this should go fine since we're not talking about 3 to 4 which is significantly different. But was wondering if anyone has experience with this way of "upgrading" the hardware.
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Joulinar
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Re: swap SD card from Raspberry pi 3B to 3B+

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Hi,

yes you can simple move SD card from 3B to 3B+. It should boot without issues. It might get a different IP address if you are using DHCP.

BTW: you could move it into a RPi4B as well ;)
Pls let us know if a solution is working. This could help others if they hit by similar situation. Your DietPi Team
kovacek
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Re: swap SD card from Raspberry pi 3B to 3B+

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thanks for the help! that's also my problem I want to solve jigsaw puzzle
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Joulinar
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Re: swap SD card from Raspberry pi 3B to 3B+

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This is not a problem, just do it ;)
Pls let us know if a solution is working. This could help others if they hit by similar situation. Your DietPi Team
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