Finally before i decided to post, i used google and ran into Sean's lovely forum where you can upgrade the Bootloader to the latest 4.3 . That was my biggest challenge which i kept screwing up before i found it. Long story short, i flashed his package ( all in one 4.3 Param.bin and Tz.img) and I went back and tried to re-flash the Roms downloaded which were failing and BAMMM! Just starts working. I then proceeded with finally flashing his Sky Note rom. Just perfect.
Here is the new 4.3 Bootloader
just in case its needed . so you don't have to flash one click just to get there
4.3 sboot.bin param.bin and tz.img from the latest I317UCUBMJ4 Att 4.3 leak
Thanks SeanzScreams for being awesome , i remember you from the SGS II Skyrocket forums and always used your stuff. Excellent work as always! and thanks everyone for posting things you do to help others. This site rocks. I can finally enjoy my Note 2 refreshed and with a modded TW 4.3 . Phone is now fast as tits again.
EDIT: SEAN'S POST -
Just wanted to say THANK YOU for the incredible help people post. I had a Galaxy Note 2. And for longest time ever its been running the stock 4.1.2 and it was running sluggy . Probably from all the apps ive installed and removed over time and it wasnt performing right. I wanted to upgrade it. So i rooted it, and then installed TWRP without any issues. I struggled on the Flashing a custom rom for HOURS! I kept getting useless bootloops and i was one inch from throwing away my phone LMAO.
Last edited by prasadudwadia; 2nd March 2014 at 08:35 PM.