ive switched since then
android version - 4.1.2
kernel version - 3.0.74+, Garwynn@SXTPBuildBox #GC01_v.0.5.0
i havent made a backup of this kernel yet. when i did, i used AGAT to make it and was on an AGAT kernel (i think).
since then i have flashed CWM with rom manager (it wouldnt flash in 4.0.4) and am making a backup now with it.
actually, i see im flashed to CWM in rom manager, but when i tried to reboot to recovery with vol + / power, it booted me into AGAT. seems the only way to get into CWM is to boot into AGAT, install the CWM zip i got from the CWM website, then it switches to CWM and i started the backup process.