Re: New to forum Hi :)
Get the note 2 toolkit from the note 2 section it makes rooting very easy as well as installing recovery. Stick with tmobile is the best bet. I've read some guys say they flashed roms from other carriers but I just stick with tmobile roms made for my tmobile phone. And as a first recomendation. I suggest frosty rom amd xone kernel. Great combo blazing fast, awesome battery, and great support from the dev And the the frosty community. And a bit of advice for a newbie..... ALWAYS MAKE A BACKUP.
Edit: just noticed you wind. Search is your best friend. Search for roms that are compatible with your phone. And you can ask around in some of the forums you'll find roms that work. Good luck.
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