Originally Posted by r00t4rd3d
The fastest way to get from stock to CyanogenMod 10.1 Nightly.
With Odin flash this in the PDA slot - --- (This is the newest version of ClockWorkMod Recovery required to flash CM10.1)
Download these two zips and place them on your SD Card - CyanogenMod 10.1 Nightly and GAPPS
Boot into Recovery , install the CyanogenMod zip first then the GAPPS zip then factory reset/wipe the cache and finally reboot.
I've never rooted a phone before, but I've been following this thread for a pretty long time now and I feel comfortable enough to try. I've been reading stuff here and there, and I've seen stock and stock+root mentioned. Other than apps, media and whatever extra stuff may or may not accumulate by regular phone usage, my phone is just as it was in the box. Does this method work from a completely stock state, or does it have to be stock+root? Thanks in advance, and I appreciate the progress you all have made. It's been cool watching it all unfold
[EDIT] Nevermind. I got it working! the only problem I've noticed is I'm getting a bit worse signal strength with data and WiFi now. Any tips?