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The kernel and firmware are installed as a Debian package, and so will also get updates when using the procedure above.These packages are updated infrequently and after extensive testing. Upgrading an existing Jessie image is possible, but is not guaranteed to work in every circumstance.

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This section covers how to deploy software updates to devices running Raspbian.

Before we go any further, let's investigate why keeping our devices updated is important.

If you wish to try upgrading a Jessie image to Stretch, we strongly recommend making a backup first — we can accept no responsibility for loss of data from a failed update.

To upgrade, first modify the files If moving to a new Pi model (for example the Pi 3B ), you may also need to update the kernel and the firmware using the instructions above.

This package also depends on the packages on that list, to make it easy to have the build-essential packages installed.

Open the Terminal and then type the following apt-get command as root user or use the apt command: Reading package lists...

However, there are occasional changes made in the Foundation's Raspbian image that require manual intervention, for example a newly introduced package.

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