I have used all available custom recoveries and I stay on 4.3 much of the time. I've had the best luck with latest cwm recovery. I have not had any wipe issues that I know of but what I have had is I do get stuck on Samsung screen after I reboot from time to time on various 4.3 roms. I was told by Cordell to just hold power down, reboot and that has been how ive gotten around that. Currently using Slim Bean beta 3 and have NOT had the issue since updating. I was also told its not rom related but I don't quite understand as beta 3 slim is fine but 2 outa 3 reboots on beta 2 would have me stuck on Sammy screen until another reboot... Glad it hasn't been.an issue since beta 3 for whatever the reason.. anyway thats what my issues have been with 4.3.. I know the 1st thing to go when a phones been flashed too much is recovery but I've been crackflashing since 2010 (daily, sometimes multiple times one day..;o ) and never had a phone crap on me yet. (KnockonWood) Hope you get this resolved.
I suggest maybe odining back and catching ETAs to mf9 then flash supersu and see if that changes anything for you. Just try things and maybe something will fix it. Looking forward to twrp update. I used 184.108.40.206 for a while with no probs but if it is a recovery issue some are having i believe DTroy will address it and either him or Koush would probably know the answer.
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