Default Embarrassed

I should have known better, but I took the download. Then tried root the phone using the ME7 method. That did not work. So I tried to Odin back to ME7. Now I have a bricked phone that has a message that says, "firmware upgrade encountered and issue. Please use Software Repair Assistant & try again."

I found the Verizon Software Assistant on another tread, but I cannot get it to install on my PC. I can still connect to Odin,but not Kies. I think that I I could get a MI1 download that works with Odin I would be okay.

My question now is can any of you create such a file from the Kies download? At this point root is not a concern, I just need my phone back.