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Questions About Root, KitKat, and ROMS

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Default Questions About Root, KitKat, and ROMS

for years, the first thing i did when i got a new phone was root it and install a new ROM.

Now things seem to be different for me.

i immediately rooted my phone but regret not researching this phone and Android 4.3 and 4.4 better before rooting.

i noticed a lot of the roms require that you flash the leaked KitKat. i tried to do this but it fails every time. So i figured i will just stick to what i have now and wait until the official OTA update.

Well that can't be done since i rooted my phone.

Now for my questions.

Do i need KitKat before installing CarbonROM and if not can i install this instead of the leaked ROM as a prerequisite to other 4.4 based ROMs?
Is it plausible, and perhaps better, to wait for an official KitKat firmware to be downloadable from XDA?
Is there anyway i can get OTA to work again on my rooted device?
Is it worth going all the way back to stock ROM and unrooted device just for OTA release of KitKat?
Is that even possible now that KNOX has been tripped?

Thanks in advance.
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Any CM based rom still requires JELLY BEAN'S Boot loader.. so if you want CM/CARBON/AOSB etc then do not upgrade to 4.4.2

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