Originally Posted by newtoncd
No, have never been rooted.
The only thing I have ever done is update the radios (adb) ...
for beelow319, am trying the houseofmoto steps now. thanks, will report back.
Updating the radios is surely what caused your problem.
The OTAs are usually patches to existing files, not replacements. That keeps them smaller.
If you open the OTA file and read through the updater script, you'll see that the first thing it does is run a hash against every file it will be updating. It's making sure that every file is stock, exactly they way the patch needs it to be to be successful. Without a check, it could patch a file with changes that break the file and therefore your phone.
In this OTA, the very last thing checked is the modem (radio). Since your was not the 4.4 radio it was looking for, it stops the update before anything at all is patched.
It took so long to get there because there are about 1000 files it checks, if I counted correctly.
You hadn't even reached the actual update part of the update.