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Default [Q][HELP] Steps to properly flash a ROM coming from stock?

Hi all, community
First of all, I've got a 2-years experience with flashing Android ROMs, so I know how to flash a recovery, how to use fastboot and all that stuff.
I wanna try CrDroid ROM but I don't know if I have to wipe the SD partition too, and if I should backup my music, photos, videos and WhatsApp files, because I didn't understand well the f2fs - ext4 thing 😅
My question is, coming from stock KitKat (XT1032, 8Gb, single Sim) what do I have to do before actually flashing the ROM?
Thanks a lot to everyone who's willing to help me

Inviato dal mio Moto G utilizzando Tapatalk
Moto G XT1032 8Gb
-ROM: AOSPA 4.6 Beta 1
-KERNEL: Xperience Kernel 14

Nexus 7 Grouper 16Gb
-Primary ROM: AOSPA 4.6 Beta 1
-Secondary ROM: Android L SDK port
-Kernel: M-Kernel a69

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Inviato dal mio Moto G utilizzando Tapatalk
Moto G XT1032 8Gb
-ROM: AOSPA 4.6 Beta 1
-KERNEL: Xperience Kernel 14

Nexus 7 Grouper 16Gb
-Primary ROM: AOSPA 4.6 Beta 1
-Secondary ROM: Android L SDK port
-Kernel: M-Kernel a69

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Inviato dal mio Moto G utilizzando Tapatalk
in my experience with the excat same model as your, i couldnt installl any custom rom till i downgraded to 4.3 then i could flash what i needed. for the backup problem exernal storage is your answer, for instance i have a micro usb flash drive 16 gb storage that i have a 4.4.2 and a 4.3 stock rom backup on as well as a few titanium backups of apps i donwt want to keep having to redownload.

you can flash a rom without formatingg sd card partion ( idid it when i flashed the xperience rom, i couldnt get su to work after that and i thought it was bnecause i didnt wipe data but it was really a known bug,with a simple zip fix, point is shi...t happens so clean wipe)
but the rom may be buggy we should always try to flash roms as clean as a wipe as we can to not bogg down the developers thread with uneeded problems stemming from that one omssion.
Current phone:
Motorola Moto G aka The Pimpmeister! 8 gb Single sim version x1032 with a 16GB micro usb flash-drive main squeeze
Rogers Kanada
Rooted with Xperience custom rom, and philz touch CWM...
Current tabby:
DELL VENUE 8 3830..4.3..stock everything and smooooth.

previous devices
samsung galaxy s2 LTE i727R.. Finally bit the dust..
Samsung galaxy gio
LG Optimus one
LG optimus L5
HTC wildfire S.
Asus MeMo pad HD 8 and Memopad HD 7
HP Slate 7 Plus 4200ca
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