Secondly, I tried to finally install a custom Rom on this phone, only to find out that no matter what I do, I cannot boot into CWM or TWRP recovery. I have searched and searched the forums, the internet, watched numerous (but apparently irrelevant) videos on how to do this, and can find nothing that actually works. I follow these steps to the letter, and keep finding something that I just can't get past.
Step 5: Boot into CWM... Nope, I get 3e
Step 6: Load TWRP with GooManager. Now I have no recovery mode.
Etc. Etc. Etc.
I am really at my wits end here with this process. I don't want to have a phone with all this junk on it, and I can't figure out how to get a custom rom loaded. I currently have UCUFNC1 loaded, and can root using http://towelroot.com/
Other than that I cannot find any "walkthrough" or "installation method" that actually works. If someone could help me with this, or point me toward one, it would be much appreciated.