Default [Q] Please help me flash an upgraded OS to my device

Hi all, I want to install a 4.4.4 ROM. I haven't been around the forums for a while (I've been satisfied with my rooted stock 4.2.2 MDL), but now I feel it is time to upgrade.

First off, the recovery I have right now is CWM touch recovery. Is that OK? Or is it outdated? Does it have auto-loki?

Secondly, will I still be rooted after upgrading to 4.4.4? If not, is there a known root process?

Thanks to all! I really want to get back into the stock Android scene.
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Current - Samsung Galaxy S IV (AT&T, Stock Rooted), Google Nexus 7 (Stock Rooted)

Old - Motorola Atrix 4G, HP TouchPad, LG Xenon