Originally Posted by rubber duckie
I did not. Wouldnt that trip flash counter? Im trying to keep as stock as possible but with junk removed.
1 - Yes, flashing a custom recovery ( CWM or TWRP) will trip counter
2 - If you want to keep stock AND remove junk, your best bet is to use Titanium recovery and freeze away what you don't need. You could even uninstall system files but that may get you a MODIFIED status which is clearly not what you want... Tread carefully thou and make sure you KNOW what you are freezing/removing
Let me know if you need more details... there is a thread I read a while ago about a list of safe apps and services to freeze/remove, I will try to find it for you