Sorry for the noob mistake. I did read a few posts but misunderstood them a little.
In the status 7 thread earlier
, it stated that
Kitkat roms have some special permissions statements in the updater script (set_metadata). Older recoveries do not have the ability to handle these statements. Update to the newest recovery available for your phone. Otherwise status 7 error cannot be resolved
In the n7000 subforum, philz touch 5 seemed the latest
. Plus, it didn't want to do something not meant or new for my phone and perhaps brick it in the process.
Anyway, thanks for showing me the right direction. I flashed R4 as it is cwm and i hear it is better or simpler (in what way I do not know yet but will find out) than TWRP. Everything worked like a charm and flashed Carbon kitkat, dalvik, cache, data wipe, then gapps flash and voila! I am terribly satisfied with the upgrade. There was a lot of bloat in my 2 years phone. even factory reset didnt help...now it is fantantic! I love the new battery mileage. earlier it used to last not more than 8 hours of normal usage. now it is 65% and still running strong after 10 hours of normal use. very happy!