I appreciate all the help and I don't want to appear difficult but when I run the adb sideload Guru_Reset_M7_5.12.502.2_clsA.zip with the rom in the same folder adb simply refuses to recognize the sideload command. It spits back the help menu and I can't find sideload in said menu.
edit: I am using adb push to place the rom on the phones /sdcard directory and I am gong to use TWRP to install while in recovery mode. The copy is taking a while so if this is going to brick my phone let me know.
edit 2: now I don;t think I want to do this. The online resource don't mention anything specifically about installing a ROM using this method.
Is this the same resource that suggested flashing a TWRP recovery file with fastboot ? ... trust me you in good hands now ..just push the rom and flash it
during install choose no to install stock recovery and yes to Root the phone.
unless of coarse you want a stock unrooted phone