i ca really understand you , as i was scared at the beginn too. nowdays if i get bootloop bcuz i test sth , i am like ''damn, again 10 mins work to restore'' or ''damn i have to power on my pc again '' X)...
to make it short its all about preferences. lets clear the question if unlock bl yes or no:
if you want root, i would say definetly YES. bcuz then you can use a custom kernel which has CWM inside, means u can ALLWAYS access it, no matter of bootlopp /wipes etc. bcuz its in the kernel. cwm in kernel + a backup is like a lifeinsurence. u can do a backup after setting your rom up + installing some needed apps. now if u get any trouble just enter cwm at (kernel)boot & restore it, all will be like before as u did the backup. it may take 10 mins but like said u will be allways secured on this. especially with root u can do many stuff which (soft)breaks yur phone - bootloop etc. thats why i allways recommend a custom kernel.
ics is okay, but i prefer JB as its more fluidly, more power etc. it makes me happy while using this old phone. ics allways slows down, stucks at moments i really need the phone.. its annoying. also i allwasy used Cyanogenmod as its a clean & simple android with all the stuff u need & some special stuff, not found on manufacturer roms.
to LX cm10.1 JB rom especially:
this rom is absolutly stable for a daily use. & you are right it has some ''bugs'' but compared to all the pros its worth it. the bugs are:
- i thinks slightly increased battery usage but not noticable in my point & other say its even better than ics.
- the camera is absolutly good, sure ICS cam is better but not that much.
- NO radio.
. wifi sometimes ''buggy'' but it seems it depends to router. some have some small problems other have none (like me)
its hard to answer here as, like u say u want it finished fast. but installing (+unlock BL) will take some time. so u have to decide if its worth to you to invest it or to stay at ICS.
atleast i want to say, all i know where i done their phone said it was worth it to migrate to CM. & if you are once there & want back to stock ics with kernel. it doesent takes much time to , just refals a stock.ics ftf with flashtool may before installing CM do it once to have it done once & you know the way
1. What is the advantage using Lx10.1 cwm?
2. Can you personally show the step how to install the LATEST Lx10.1 cwm? Because the thread you give filled with words that I dont even understand. Just use normal english
P.S im running in gb, not ics and my friend help me with unlocking bl. So I dont need help for that. Btw, if unlocking bl and flash custom rom, will it unroot my phone? Its sucks if does tho.
Does Lx10.1 cwm have switch bar in the notifications like enable WiFi, bluetooth, brightness, sound, etc. I really thankful if that one is available.
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