I thought that was the case also. I've also read that Android 4.2 shouldn't run with an sd card anymore because it creates issues with stability and performance. I'm a big fan of TWRP and just about every dev cites them as the recovery to flash their ROMs. I like the instructions that you listed for adb but I've never had a chance to use adb much because I like to do all my work through recoveries. I guess I'll take a closer look at cw now. Thanks again for the follow up and information.