[Q] Question about stock firmware and stock kernel downloaded from Samsung Updates
I am new to the forum, I've recently got a Samsung S4 I9505 originally from Optus. It was installed with the Optus version of 4.1.2 firmware. But I recently downloaded the latest 4.2.2 stock XSA Australia stock firmware from the firmwares archive from samsung updates. It comes in two part. The main rom firmware and the kernel.
I did a wipe factory data and reset via holding Home + Power + Volume up button, then I wiped the cache partition, however I got an error then the phone reboot. Nevertheless, I boot the phone into download mode by holding home + power + volume down button, and installed the XSA firmware 4.2.2 successfully.
What do I do with the kernel file? Do I install it the same way as the stock firmware?
Another question I have is that where can I find rom specific for my model for clockworkmod or Nandroid restore kernel flash? or It doesn't exist yet?
I've purchased the rom manager pro, it says I've clockworkmod and TWRP recovery rom installed, but they are not compatible. I've never downloaded any rom onto my phone with the rom manager. I am not sure why it says I have them in my phone, and I cant do anything with them. So I wasted money buying the app... stupid me. should had checked the compatibility with my phone before I purchase.
Any help with my questions above would be greatly appreciated. Thank you all in advance.