I started with my Verizon Galaxy Note II (i605) VRUEMJ9 running Android 4.3 and used a guide at Mobiada titled "How to Root Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 2 SCH-I605 on Android 4.3 VRUEMJ9 Jelly Bean" (Can't post links yet.) to root my phone using Safe Root. Before I tried flashing my phone to Cyanogenmod, my phone worked fine and I was able to grant super user permissions, but I really just wanted to install Cyanogenmod to hopefully speed up my phone. I used the Root Verifier app and confirmed that it was in fact rooted.
After my phone was running rooted with the stock ROM, using the Goomanager app to try and flash my phone. I ran the "Open Script Recovery." I then downloaded the stable version of Cyanogenmod for my phone, cm-10.1.3-i605.zip (Android 4.2.2) along with the gapps, I selected the zips to flash in the right order (Cyanogenmod first.) I tapped "Order & Flash Selected," (Again ROM at the top and Gapps on bottom.) then selected "Wipe Cache," "Create Backup," and "Wipe Data (factory reset)," I tapped flash.
My phone never powered into Cyanogenmod, when I power it on it only says "System software not authorized by Verizon Wireless has been found on your phone. Please turn off your phone and go to the nearest Verizon Wireless store for help." (Verizon is so evil...) I think "recovery mode" is supposed to be entered by pressing the volume rocker up, the home button down, and the power button down at the same time, however it just goes to the Verizon message. When I do the same but press the rocker down I get into the screen that says "A custom OS can cause critical problems in phone and installed applications. If you want to download a custom OS press the volume up key. Otherwise, press the volume down key to cancel." When I press volume up it goes to a screen that shows an Android logo and says "Downloading... Do not turn off target!!"
So it's obvious I have no idea what I'm doing. Any help fixing my phone, preferable while flashing to Cyanogenmod would be hugely appreciated. Thanks in advance.