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Default Pre-Rooted or Chainfire

I'm new to rooting Samsung having only had HTC before.

I haven't rooted my phone yet but want to take the plunge...there seems to be two options though - I need advice on whether I should I use a pre-rooted rom or chainfire to root?

I was thinking of using the chainfire method and then installing Phil's touch recovery. Is this the recover you folks would recommend?

From here I would like to make nandroid my phone in recovery and then backup my apps using titanium.

I think i could use triangle away to enable OTA updates?

I'd like to also use the foldermount method to move some apps over to my SD card.

Is all of this sensible.. can I do this without a full wipe?

What also confuses me is there are pre-rooted ROMs available -DjeMBeY ROM's for example.

It seems these are an easier way to root and don't require wiping the phone ..I'd rather avoid setting my phone up all over again.

What concerns me is that it seems to be an either or choice -
. .. I see there are specific versions of Omega for those with a recovery installed and those using pre-rooted roms.

Is there any benefit to using a pre-rooted rom? Apart from not having an "insecure kernel?"

Would it to limit my choice further down the line on which ROM's I could flash? Or could I install a pre-rooted rom and then install a recovery and have the same end result as using chainfire?

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