Samsung Galaxy Note II phone for a couple years now, and for the most part, I love it. It ran Android 4.1.2 when I first got it. Upgrading that to Android 4.3 went badly, and the custom MK4 ROM that I installed to recover from it was a constant frustration. When Samsung finally released Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) for the Note 2, it wasn't long before custom ROM's based on it were available in the wild. I chose to stick with a mostly stock setup, but rooted, and without Knox support. Details of the process follow.