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[Q] i am desperately confused. rooting/backup recovery of galaxy S4

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Unhappy [Q] i am desperately confused. rooting/backup recovery of galaxy S4

ok so i have my verizon galaxy s4 finally rooted, and i know it is because i have used multiple apps to check. now i have no idea what im doing because i cant find any guids. my friend told me to download ROM manager and i went through the process and i know i have clockworkmod recovery installed. so i went to the next step which he told me to download and install gapps. also he told me to whip my device completely at some point and i dont have contact currently with him. was i supposed to whip my device right after i rooted it and then get rom manager/gapps/ext..?

also, if i didnt need to do that then i fallowed instructions on the internet for how to install the ROMs and i downloaded gapps but how do i install gapps? and when i go to the boot menu where im supposed to install them it pulls up something different and the only options are to:

reboot system now
apply update from ADB
appy update from external storage
wipe data/factory reset
wipe cash partition
apply update from cache

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What have you done?!!! OK after you root its not necessary for you wipe your data or system! ROM manager is a necessary tool although its a good tool for peopl who flash their phones very often
I suggest you to head over to the galaxy s4 sub forums and find a suitable ROM for you , the install instructions are mostly the same for all ROMs, but some ROMs have specific ways to install, details about which will be provided in the ROMs thread.
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