I know this is a silly request, but could you put the latest build date in the thread title.
Flashed Slim-otterx-5.0.1.alpha.0.8-V0.7.zip last night. It's amazing how much snappier this device is than my Note 1.
The Gapps link on post 2 didn't work for me.
You can use whatever modem floats your boat. If you find it doesn't work, flash the one in the thread. But, ya, you flash them just like a ROM. Just put the zip on the card, flash using twrp, and reboot.
After fiddling with this ROM for the maj...
The 00002 PRL is much better than the 00001. I work in Downtown LA off Temple and Alameda. When I texted the 00001 PRL, I got full signal, but it was 1xRTT. Now it connects to EvDO Rev. A and the speeds are much better.
It's much more stable...
BeanStalk works! woohoo!