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Default [Q] Rooting and CWM my 2nd n7000

Hi guys
I recently brought a 2nd hand n7000
This rom is totally stock, to be precise, it is a Hong Kong version 4.0.4

Since I want to improve the battery life and have a more defined rom.
I would like to root and install CWM.

Up to now, I understand that there's the infamous brick kernels out there. And I probably need to stay away from ICS.
But because of my n7000 is 2nd hand, i don't know much history about it.
i can not know for sure, that this n7000 is shipped with GB or ICS at the first place?
Or the last guy actually upgrade it from a GB.

My research in this forum tells me it's always better to start with the JB aka 4.1.2 stock.
My question is can i simply flash a HK 4.1.2 as a base without doing all sort of EMMC checking?
Then, flash kernel comes with root & CWM? And finally my rom of choice?

I would like someone could guide me and show me the SAFE way,

Thx in advance!!
 
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Ya.. You can upgrade to JB.. Use of Odin or Kies. Then use Philz kernel to root and get cwm. Now you may proceed with custom roms.
 
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Thx for answering.

I have successfully upgraded my n7000 to JB
it's ZSLR1 (Hong Kong latest stock JB)

Just one more question about rooting.
Can you help me check if this is the correct kernel?
philz_touch_6.19.3-n7000.zip
from http://goo.im/devs/philz_touch/CWM_A..._Edition/n7000
I am planning to use the stock recovery method.

I am too afraid to brick this n7000 with "wrong" kernel

THX
 
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Thx for answering.

I have successfully upgraded my n7000 to JB
it's ZSLR1 (Hong Kong latest stock JB)

Just one more question about rooting.
Can you help me check if this is the correct kernel?
philz_touch_6.19.3-n7000.zip
from http://goo.im/devs/philz_touch/CWM_A..._Edition/n7000
I am planning to use the stock recovery method.

I am too afraid to brick this n7000 with "wrong" kernel

THX
That kernel is fine if you plan to flash another 4.1.2 or touchwiz based ROM. If you plan on upgrading to kit kat or 4.3jb custom ROMs, you will need raw kernel instead.

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