Originally Posted by samwathegreat
Um, I think it's obvious.
You don't attempt to boot after step 5. You have to complete step 6 FIRST: You enter the bootloader and use fastboot flash the boot.img and MODEM from the 4.4.2 SBF.......
The phone won't boot with a 4.4.2 ROM, and the 4.2.2 Kernel/Modem. That's a pretty significant mismatch...
Sorry, I wasn't clear. I didn't boot into the 4.4.2 safestrap rom. I installed that then did step 6 and booted into the dead droid. However, I just reran through all the steps, got the dead droid again, Powered off, then powered back on and bam! 4.4.2! So I don't know what was going on but I seem to have resolved it somehow.
Thank you so much for your replies and assistance.