Just a quick update for those of you having trouble installing custom ROMs on Verizon Note 3 with Android 4.4.2 NC4 firmwware (check the last 3 letters under Settings->About Phone in Build Number).
First, you must use the latest version of Safestrap Recovery.
If you have been experiencing bootloops while installing ROMs, that’s because you need to flash the NC2 kernel before installing ROMs.
So, just use ODIN and install NC2 kernel if you have Note 3 with NC4 Build number. You only have to do this once. After that you should be able to install Verizon custom ROMs just fine. This ONLY before installing a custom ROM, it will NOT WORK with your stock firmware. So only install before installing a new custom ROM!!!
Use ODIN to flash this and use “PDA” slot.
Credits – Hashcode @XDA
Q: I am in a bootloop and running stock NC4 firmware.
A: Sorry, this kernel is only for installing a new custom ROM, please install NC4 kernel back to get out of bootloop.