Your answer is true for the first time you flash custom recovery but once you have done it (and you can do it without incrementing the counter as I did it with the toolbox), it soooo easy to put a file on your note and flash with CWM feature.
And I assure it would not be so difficult to have his wopnderful recovery presented under this format.
My Galaxy Note II is using latests AOSB Project ROM stripped to the bone, Phil3759's PhilZ Touch recovery, and an exFAT formatted SanDisk 64GB SDXC card
HTC Artemis -> HTC Polaris -> HTC Blackstone -> HTC Leo -> HTC Ace -> Samsung Galaxy Note -> Samsung Galaxy Note II
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