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8th May 2014, 03:14 AM   |  #1  
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Hi, I'm planning on flashing a custom rom and I don't know a thing about customization, it would be greatly appreciated if anyone could explain those things? Thanks!
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Hi, I'm planning on flashing a custom rom and I don't know a thing about customization, it would be greatly appreciated if anyone could explain those things? Thanks!

very vague question so difficult to provide you with an answer
how ever
have a read through the forums and you will learn about what those are and how to flash them and how they work together
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Sorry, just a newbie here, but thanks for your reply.

Can I ask you where I could get this stock rom? I am planning on getting CM11 but I wanted to have a contingency plan first. Click image for larger version

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Sorry, just a newbie here, but thanks for your reply.

Can I ask you where I could get this stock rom? I am planning on getting CM11 but I wanted to have a contingency plan first. Attachment 2732544

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You can get original stock ROMs from : sammobile.com/firmware

Type on dailer *#1234# to see your current AP, CSC and MODEM version. Notice or note your AP,CSC and MODEM version (you need it if you want your original firmware back)

If you want your original stock ROM back then go to http://www.sammobile.com/firmwares/2/ type your noticed version in the fields (PDA, CSC, MODEM) and download it. done!

Check Screenshot!

Note : you need a SamMobile account for downloading firmwares
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Thanks! One more question, I have read that the kernel also changes when I flash CM11, if I would like to revert to Stock do which file is the kernel? Is it the PDA, CSC or Modem? I'm now downloading my stock rom from sammobile thanks to you!
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Thanks! One more question, I have read that the kernel also changes when I flash CM11, if I would like to revert to Stock do which file is the kernel? Is it the PDA, CSC or Modem? I'm now downloading my stock rom from sammobile thanks to you!

In PDA
if you install a custom recovery example TWRP or CWM then you're able to backup your current Stock ROM and safe it on your PC, laptop or external SD card till you want it back . If you want your Stock ROM back then you can simple restore it via custom recovery

Note : a backup of the Stock ROM take very often more than 2GB!

Good luck with flashing
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Thanks! Does installing cwm requires rooting?

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Bro, I just rooted my phone and installed twrp, it came with busy box with smart install in it, what does it do?

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Bro, I just rooted my phone and installed twrp, it came with busy box with smart install in it, what does it do?

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please make use of the search tools before posting
all of your questions can be answered if you search for them

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