Safe to update my 3DS via System Settings?

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    Hello, I've been out of the 3DS scene for a bit, and I noticed there's an update available for my 3DS. I have a N3DS Firmware 11.2.0-35U with Luma3DS and A9LH installed. Would it be safe for me to do this without locking myself out of my homebrew or future potential?
     
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    Wow thank you for this information. Is it necessary to update Luma3DS in order to run the latest firmware? or can I keep Luma3DS where it is and still have the latest firmware and A9LH?
     
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    You do not need the latest Luma version to upgrade to 11.4. However, it is highly recommended and only takes ten minutes.
    When you have the time, please follow the guide @Ominous66521 posted.
     
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    The guide I linked provides the latest luma anyway so if you follow that,you will be fine and it only takes 10minutes out of your time.No downgrading is required either.
     
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    Beautiful. I will follow the guide as suggested, followed by the system update. Thank you for taking the time to update me with this.
     
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    One small question about the guide - This particular instruction:

    If, before updating to boot9strap, you already had an EmuNAND setup and would like to move the contents of your previous EmuNAND to your new SysNAND CFW, now is the time to follow Move EmuNAND before doing this section.

    I'm unsure what this means, I know I once had EmuNand but I'm not sure if I still do. When I power on my N3DS, it boots immediately to the home page I use, complete with access to FBI, NTR, CIA-installed content, etc. When I go to Settings, it states my firmware is "Sys 11.2.0-35U" so I assume I am in SysNand. Do I have to complete this step and follow the "Move EmuNand" guide before continuing?