1. Do I have to install a ROM to use the backup functionality? The main reason I want a Custom Recovery is so I can make a complete backup of my phone. The fact that you have to partition the internal storage has turned me off towards ROMs for the moment. I may dabble in ROMs at some point, but not anytime soon.
2. Does Xposed require a ROM? I'm interested in playing with Xposed modules & the framework.
3. The dev thread for this device's version of SS mentions downloading specific "Kernel Modules". What are these & why do I need them?
Thank you so much for any advice/tips! If you need any additional information, please let me know.
Note 1: My GS4 is already rooted