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Question [Q] Confused on where to start. Feeling very risky

Hi, I am a noob to the S2 forums, but not much to xda. I have been working with galaxy y duos development a little.

Right now when I switched my mobile to S2 I visited the development threads. I am very much scared on where to start since my last attempt on flashing a Rom went on costing my IMEI's corruption. Since I had no backups, I had to get it back to service center to recover it.

I have been through various rom development forums. I am confused on which threads are the latest and which threads give a noob friendly explanation on Flashing a rom and thing similar to dual boot and all.

I am in stock 4.1.2 JB. I don't wanna have risk my device again.

1. How to flash CWM from Stock rom?
2. Should I flash a odin flashable CWM with kernel before I would wish to flash Kitkat compatible CWM?
3. How to dual boot? And Is it compatible with all the Roms available (seems not)?
4. I would wish to have stock rom & a custom rom (Neat Rom) in dual boot. Is it possible?
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All this information is easily found by searching. These questions have been asked/answered here many times before.

The only way you're not going to feel 'very risky' is by reading:-

*The stickied threads at the top of General (these threads will give you a great grounding in what makes this phone tick, and will give you the knowledge to handle anything that happens).
*The threads related to whatever it is you want to flash (I.E rom/kernel/whatever threads).

If you take the time to do this rather than rushing blindly into things like most people who visit here, you should have the knowledge & confidence to do whatever you want to do. If after doing this you don't have that confidence, leave your phone stock.
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If you don't know how to recover if things go wrong, what are you doing flashing custom roms ?
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