Default [Q] I asked a question earlier about VTS....

I want to modify a slimkat 4.4 rom for my android note 2 (tmobile) but no matter how i try or setup installations apk tool refuses to work. ApkManager will not compile. I have tried loading the framework.apk and that doesn't work. Ive tried multiple 4.4 roms and none of them decompile with apktoolkit.yml I've spent a straight 16 hours so far trying to figure it out but the interenet has failed me. Will someone please help me in what im doing wrong?