LOL Thanks for that great info. I stumbled across that URL you gave me earlier today and use part of it to get me back to base KitKat root, then I followed the instructions per OptimalROM's page and I am now fully functional running from the "stock" slot.
No, I don't care about SS, so if FlashFire is better and being maintained...I'm going to switch over.
Should I do any house cleaning? Remove or uninstall SS? Will that screw up what I have done so far today? Tips? Suggestions? lol
You do not need to remove SS, in fact, having it there is a good safety net. The main difference between SS and FF is that FF is not a recovery, so if it gets stuck in the middle somewhere, there is no net to fall back on to restore backups (you have to be in the app to restore backups... thus needing a mostly working phone).On the other hand, SS is a recovery so it can be accessed even if an install fails or a rom goes haywire.