I am almost done with the questions. I finished steps 1-12 (Method 2), but here is where I still need some help. (SEE RED)
: Install EZ Recovery
from the play store. Flash a custom recovery of your choice (I like TWRP2.2)
(Where do I find TWRP2.2?)
(What is a recovery?)
14. Reboot into recovery (if you didn't install EZ recovery or don't have an app to reboot into recovery, power off; then hold volume up, home, and power keys to boot into recovery)
15. Clear cache and Dalvik cache. Enjoy! (the options I have are: Wipe date/factory reset or "wipe cache partition"
I also installed CWM as suggested by Metfanant…what next?
At what point should all apps/pictures/everything be backed up and how?