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I'd like to remind everyone to try and stay respectful at all times. If you're thinking about adding a less than useful comment please just move on instead.

To the OP, there are four pages now of people being very reasonable and answering your questions. As the name suggests, this website is intended primarily for developers and not as a place for mobile support. Your eagerness to learn is admirable, but questions to nearly everything you're asking is readily available in the forums already. To find it just familiarize yourself with the stuck threads, search through some of the relevant development threads (there is always a search box at the top for each section/thread), and check out some of the information on XDA University. XDA University is very useful for more general topics such as kernels and Android itself.

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I'd like to remind everyone to try and stay respectful at all times. If you're thinking about adding a less than useful comment please just move on instead.

To the OP, there are four pages now of people being very reasonable and answering your questions. As the name suggests, this website is intended primarily for developers and not as a place for mobile support. Your eagerness to learn is admirable, but questions to nearly everything you're asking is readily available in the forums already. To find it just familiarize yourself with the stuck threads, search through some of the relevant development threads (there is always a search box at the top for each section/thread), and check out some of the information on XDA University. XDA University is very useful for more general topics such as kernels and Android itself.

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I still can't find any info abaut what kernel I need to choose...

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Help! Which file do I use ?
Listen closely, for I will say zis only once!

Go to Settings -> About phone -> Kernel Version. Note the string present there:

2.6.35.7-I9100XXKG1-CL349526

What matters most (KG1) in this case, is in bold. Try to find the matching file under downloads:

CF-Root-SGS2_XX_OXA_KG1-v4.1-CWM4.zip
My kernel is: 3.0.31-1418025 dpi@DELL226 #3 SMP PREEMPT Wed Sep 25 18:29:28 KST 2013
and I didn't find one that maches my kernel...
 
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And I'd like to remind everyone of the wonderful things you can learn by reading...(Which has been impressed on the OP how many times in this thread already ? I'd need to be Tasmanian in order to count with my digits)

'What if there is no matching download ?'
'If there's no match...try finding the closest match'

I'd also like to take this opportunity to thank my grade one teacher Tina Toukas for teaching me reading & comprehension skills. They've served me well throughout my life.
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Does Samsung's auto-brightness implementation crap drive you to self-harm ? A solution !
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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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Ok......this REALLY will be the LAST reply I'll post.......
If you are running STOCK JELLYBEAN
1) forget about trying to match your KERNEL........
2) go to settings>>about device>>build number/version.
3) look for the LAST 5 DIGITS.....(something similar to XXLPT) and write them down.
4) visit this thread...
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1877270
and match those 5 letters you wrote down to one of the downloads in the thread.
5) look for the ZIP version of that download and download it to your phone.
6) turn the phone off and reboot into recovery (You DO know how to do that.....right?)
7) select option to "apply update from SD card"
8) scroll to and select your download.......and install it.......
9) reboot your phone.

You are now rooted......

From this point on, you can now install whatever you want....
Just remember that if your "end goal" is to be running KitKat, you will need to replace the newly flashed CWM with a KK compatible CWM before you flash the ROM.
But if you read the instructions for your chosen ROM, you'll discover that anyway......

If you still don't "get it" after this, then I REALLY WOULD advise you to leave your phone as it is........


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Ok......this REALLY will be the LAST reply I'll post.......
If you are running STOCK JELLYBEAN
1) forget about trying to match your KERNEL........
2) go to settings>>about device>>build number/version.
3) look for the LAST 5 DIGITS.....(something similar to XXLPT) and write them down.
And we had to go through all this to get that answer?
 
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Ok......this REALLY will be the LAST reply I'll post.......
Didn't you say that a week ago ?
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And we had to go through all this to get that answer?
I *had* hoped that leaving you to your own devices might force you to search and read and learn.......guess I was wrong.......

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Didn't you say that a week ago ?
I know....I know....lol......
But I kept on getting these updates on my "participated" list that said things like "c'mon".....etc.....
Was getting a bit tedious.....

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