[Q] Update Purgatory
Have a Verizon GS4/SCH-I545. Build is MDK, JB 4.2.2. Device is rooted, OTAs are blocked, etc.
Want to change my ROM but don't want to lose root/unlocked bootloader. Also, SD card doesn't appear (i.e., this was before Samsung changed it, so any time I try to move an app to SD, the option doesn't even show. Any time I want to use ROM Manager to install a ROM from SD card, I can't even put it on the SD first).
Ideas on how to get a new ROM on my device without a) bricking b) losing root and c) losing bootloader? Should I use ODIN? Directions on how to do so without screwing it all up?
How do I get SD functionality (it reads media on the SD from when I pulled it from my old phone)?
Which is ROM is best (i.e., most functionality with fewest bugs) for my device?