Originally Posted by Phelicks
Should I install official iCS first?
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HAHAHAHAHA!! Sorry to laugh, but yes. SO glad to know "skimming" instead of READING is a HUMAN condition, and not strictly a horrible american neurosis... ;-P
Flash ICS. Desktop (no root required) or mobile odin (root required). That will format all partitions, and even rewrite the partition table (pit file). You can set it to wipe the sd in the flash (with mobile odin), desktop odin will format the internal sd card regardless.
Root if you didn't use everroot through mobile odin.
DO NOT FACTORY RESTORE THROUGH STOCK ICS RECOVERY!!!
flash cwm5.5 through mobile odin. Then from CWM recovery, flash ROM. Rom's are really just UI and OS packages. CM/CWM, OC kernels and power mod menus are really where functionality is extended. That's why you can't flash an ICS rom onto a device with an HC kernel. WHY cwm works for both? It's beyond me.
Please anybody correct me if I'm wrong...