KitKat can't be rooted, you have to install KK through an already rooted device in SafeStrap then install the firmware with Odin.
I have 124 user apps installed and every one of them works fine. You say most apps aren't compatible, can you please list which ones don't work for you?
Step- 6 - Flash NC2 Firmware/Bootloader Package check auto reboot in Odin
I see what you're saying but I was just giving a brief rundown, I'm going to edit it though. According to Beans you're flashing the firmware in odin, this is taken from this post:
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