i have been flashing firmwares and custom recoveries & roms for 10 year or longer, every time when i find a rom i like i stick to it until i get another phone and then.. -> what you said happens to me also i need to read everything 3x and still i forget things or don't get what i have to do or simply do things wrong lol -> Good thing samsung phones can take a lot.well, but I'm confused. that recovery and vbmeta... do I flash them seperately (with auto reboot ticked off) or do I make 1 tar file from them?
and I also don't understand "wipe your data if you're encrypted". I don't mind wiping data. or will it fail if I do wipe it while I'm not encrypted? Am I encrypted? sorry for the noob questions but I have flashed the stock ROM for 10 times before I got the root and TWRP to work now it's rooted and I have booted in TWRP but I can't seem to boot in it anymore. If I'm correct I have to flash the TWRP tar (and VBMETA in CL?) each time I want to go in recovery?