[Q] Trying a custom ROM for the first time from complete stock
I'm looking to try some 4.4 custom ROMs on my GF's GSM Galaxy Nexus for the first time coming from stock.
Am I right that, I need to: 1) Unlock the bootloader and 2) Install a custom recovery before I can flash a ROM, right?
What would we be the easiest way to achieve both? I've read some stickied posts and I think using the Nexus toolkit is the easiest way. Someone please let me know if it isnt.
Also, I shouldn't worry about rooting the device for now, right?
One last question, I plan to factory reset the phone before installing the custom ROM. A NANDROID backup should allow me to easily revert back to the pristine stock if ever my GF doesnt like the custom ROM, right?
Hope someone can help clarify these things before I actually go on and try the whole thing.