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So here I have the S2 running stock 4.1.2 unrooted. The baseband is I9100XXMS2 (Hungarian) and the build number is JZ054K.I9100XWLSS.
The goal is to flash CM11 or OmniROM or AOKP or whatever I will find suitable.
Please keep in mind, that this is NOT my phone, that's why I have no idea how to do stuff with it.

So here are the questions.
1: Can I simply get Odin and flash the CF Root as PDA?
2: Is the Odin 1.85 version in the CF Root thread compatible with this firmware?
3: Which package should I use from the CF Root thread? I'm asking because the kernel version does not have that 2 letters and 1 number the thread is referring to. The kernel version only says (3.0.31 - 1156082 dpi@DELL175 #3 SMP PREEMPT) and the date.
4: After getting CF Root and it's CWM, can I flash another version of CWM directly from CWM like I can do with other phones?
5: If yes, which CWM package is the most reliable that is compatible with KitKat?

I'm currently downloading. And the ping is still 6ms. The speed is the same.
 
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Firstly, you should be searching for this information. You've been here more than long enough to know every single question you could possibly ask has already been asked/answered many times. As this phone was released 3 yrs ago, this is absolutely the case.

Having said that, I will supply you brief/limited answers to your questions (I am not providing detailed answers for the above reason; I'm not doing your work for you).

1) Don't use CFRoot. It's been superceded. Search for the PhilZ thread & use that (do not ask me 'what kernel do I use ?'; read the thread).
2) You should be able to use any version of Odin, however, if you find one version doesn't work, try another. Also, if you have problems with any Odin flash, refer to Hopper8's 'Odin troubleshooting' thread stickied in General.
3) Not applicable due to the answer I gave in 1.
4) No, you cannot flash another version of CWM independently of anything else like you can on other phones. Recovery is 'baked' into the kernel on the I9100 & not in a separate partition like other phones, so any recovery you flash independently will only persist until the next reboot. You're stuck with whatever CWM version the kernel uses.

If you want a particular CWM version, you need to run a kernel that has it (read the kernel thread to find out which version it uses).

5) This information (which CWM version at a minimum you need to flash these roms) is absolutely common knowledge now & has been asked/answered 100's of times at least over the past few mths since these roms were released; search.

Edit - Whether it's your phone or not is irrelevant. If you're going to mod this person's phone for them, everything I've said holds true. If they're going to do it themselves, they would be much better served by taking the time to actually learn this stuff themselves. I'm tipping a busted phone & a lot of tears if you pass on the information I've given you.
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I realize that I could have searched more. The reason I got stuck at the CF Root thread is the sticky thread that says read before doing anything.
Thank you for clarifying the rest.
But after reading the Philz thread, once again, I'm having some problems figuring out which package to choose.
I found: << 26.05.2013 - PhilZ-cwm6 v5.05.0 with CWM 6.0.3.2 based recovery >>
XWLSS (fixed for bootloop), which should be good because it's the XWLSS firmware (for safety I checked samfirmware).
Clicking on that takes me to a devhost list. The baseband is XXMS2. The closest to this on the list is the XWMS2.
Quote from Philz thread: "mixed, often doesn't matter for close regions. For example, XW and XX are often interchangeable"
Often... Does that mean it will work?

Another question: Is there a way to not just hide the triangle at boot but reset the flash counter if I use Odin?

I'm currently downloading. And the ping is still 6ms. The speed is the same.
 
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I realize that I could have searched more. The reason I got stuck at the CF Root thread is the sticky thread that says read before doing anything.
Thank you for clarifying the rest.
But after reading the Philz thread, once again, I'm having some problems figuring out which package to choose.
I found: << 26.05.2013 - PhilZ-cwm6 v5.05.0 with CWM 6.0.3.2 based recovery >>
XWLSS (fixed for bootloop), which should be good because it's the XWLSS firmware (for safety I checked samfirmware).
Clicking on that takes me to a devhost list. The baseband is XXMS2. The closest to this on the list is the XWMS2.
Quote from Philz thread: "mixed, often doesn't matter for close regions. For example, XW and XX are often interchangeable"
Often... Does that mean it will work?

Another question: Is there a way to not just hide the triangle at boot but reset the flash counter if I use Odin?
Flash xwms2 based philz kernel and you will be rooted and will get the permanent CWM. It will work.

After flashing via odin if you want to get rid of from the yellow triangle then use triangle away app which will remove it and reset the counter to 0. But you can flash philz via stock recovery which will not give you a yellow triangle.

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