Originally Posted by AstronomicaI
Hi finally I have decided to proceed in rooting my i337M (Canadian) S4, along with flashing a CM 10.2 nightly. I have read up on the subject, but being the person who tends to worry a lot (don't want to brick my phone!) I guess I will just outline the steps I'm going to take and if anyone has anything to add/ any issues with my procedure please tell me!
1. Root using CF-Auto-Root
2. Install latest CWM using ROManager
3. Boot into recovery and make a NANDroid backup of stock ROM
4. Clean wipe, along with formating system
5. Flash ROM and gapps
Also if I want to restore to a NANroid backup, do I have to do any required wipes beforehand, or can I go straight ahead and restore to my stock backup.
See how I printed my Baseband version in the title of my reply?
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How are we supposed to figure out your question if we have no clue what you're dealing with?
I used CWM before, like on the Captivate, but I'm no help here as I used TWRP for my custom recovery on this handset. So far we know how you got root, and what your intended custom recovery is, and that you're a Canadian. Perhaps spelling out the rest of it will help shed the light on the details needed for a decent answer?
It does sound like you're on the right track, but I for one cannot give you the "go ahead" nod.
It takes some intestinal fortitude to make a nandroid, then flash it to test to see if it's any good. I don't see nearly enough of that around this forum!