I have tried downloading a new stretch image from official downloads and did the following on an older rpi 3 -HawaiianPi wrote: ↑Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:59 pmIf your current card has Raspbian Stretch installed from an image (not NOOBS), then put it into the older Pi3B (or other older model) and do a "sudo apt update && sudo apt full-upgrade -y" to bring it up to date. After that has finished you can shut down and move the card to the 3B+ and it should work.
If you have an older OS version (Jessie, Wheezy), or have installed with NOOBS, then it's best to start over.
And nothing is malfunctioning. The newer 3B+ model simply requires newer firmware to operate (different hardware).
The same image works flawlessly when I boot it from rpi 3 B but fails in rpi 3 B+.Joel_Mckay wrote: ↑Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:34 am@grajasumant
The sdcard you wrote the image on may simply be worn-out or damaged. Also, some makes/sizes of cards do not work right in the pi (PNY cards gave me issues a few years back), and may not report write errors correctly. I have used Sandisk 32GB cards for years without issue, and tend to try a new one if something weird starts to happen after a year.
My OS fork post was deleted for being insensitive to the moderators wishes, but I can verify Raspbian Stretch does work on Pi2, Pi3, and Pi3b+.
DO NOT USE rpi-update unless you need a testing or other special kernel.
I am risking another karma-splat from the moderator hammer here, but there is a well-tested Stretch image clone of my tested read-only OS desktop on a pi3B+. As it is version frozen by default, you should be able to ascertain if your issues are hardware/power-supply specific (did you try swapping power supplies yet?). See contact URL on the right or pm me -->
The latest images do not need any updating for 3B+ compatibility.
Wrong way to update.sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade && sudo rpi-update && sudo dist-upgrade
It simply does not work!
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sudo apt update && sudo apt full-upgrade -y
NOOBS is not an image. If you tried to install NOOBS like a Raspbian image, then it's no wonder it didn't work.When I put a new NOOBS image on an SD card too, the new rpi 3 B+ does not boot up.
Then your 3B+ is okay, and there is something wrong with the procedure you are using to prepare the SD cards.However, when I tried my other image from rpi 3 which was updated time to time, I am able to boot it.
Why do you want to use NOOBS? It's not an OS, it just installs an OS.Please suggest me resources to properly install NOOBS. I have never did NOOBS earlier. I only do raspbian.
Some of the other OS options have not yet been updated to support the newer 3B+ model (Ubuntu included).If not, can I try other OS like ubuntu etc?
I am inclined to agree, as initially I tried MATE only to see an emaciated deprecated package list.
This is nonsense. There are many differences between the 3B and the 3B+, many of which mean that an old image that works on a 3B could never work on a 3B+.if grajasumant install boots on a pi3, than the pi3b+ should certainly also work with the same sdcard.
Perhaps we should start with what does work on the old system, and try to determine the actual image snapshot age installed: