Okay, I guess I should probably apologize to make a thread like this because I know there's already threads like this one. Thing is that I'm pretty darn paranoid about this whole thing (heck, downgrading alone scares me), but I guess the ability to have a system that can recover from bricking without a hardmod (as well as the other features it has) tempts me. I just have my doubts, hoping somebody can clear it up for me. I've read through most of Plailect's guide, & they're a few things that I'm just doubtful in. I have a US N3DSXL with sysNAND 9.2 & emuNAND 10.7, so I just start everything from Step 4 (unless I'm a total idiot when I read through the guide). But it mentions that I should have redNAND various times. Do I need it instead of emuNAND to do the process? If so, is it as simple as using Decrpyt9 for that, or is there more to it? At the end of all this, I should have everything I had in my emuNAND into the A9LH sysNAND, correct; or is there something I have to do the switch? Is it safe to be on sysNAND when using A9LH? I mean, updating it as a few button clicks away. I know you can start Decrypt9 before the Home Menu to resolve such a case, but again I'm paranoid. If using a CFW supporting A9LH, specifically AuReiNand, do I have to constantly update it when new firmware releases? Is there anything else I should know about when using A9LH, like homebrew issues, CIA problems, etc.? Again, I'm terribly sorry that another thread like this one is in the forums, but I'm just terrified to pull off the mistake of the century here (I'm a bit clumsy...and I really like my 3DS). Many thanks to whoever takes the time to answer my doubts.