I am absolutely loving my new ROM though. My phone is so much faster with CyanogenMod 10.1.0-RC5 which has the latest Android 4.2.2 otherwise known as Jelly Bean. The camera no longer glitches, apps load thrice as fast and I love the new camera features and functionality.
- Everything should be going on the internal SD card so the external card is just a distraction.
- Look online to find the ROM and if the ROM doesn't come with Google Apps as a package then get the Google Apps package as well.
- Then save it/them to the internal SD card.
- Next, download appropriate rooting software and save it to the internal SD card.
- have the USB cable plugged into the computer, ready to go
- make sure your phone is off
- hold down both volume buttons while plugging in to the USB
- release buttons when you get to the android screen
- If at first you don't succeed try, try again. Then Google it.
- After you have your shiny new ROM up and running and your favorite apps downloaded don't forget to move them to the SD card to free up memory.
If you went and added a custom ROM, you likely picked one with all the specific features you want such as improved camera software, added security or a slimmed down super speedy ROM with no frills but you'll still be able to make adjustments you would never be able to on a stock ROM.
You may love the new ROM forever and ever but once you see how easy it is to root and flash a new ROM you may want to change ROM's as often as your undies. For Rom addicts, I suggest using a ROM manager to help you make backups, install new ROM's and fine tune your device.
Hope these tips helped and if you have any questions or input please leave a comment :-)