I've already searched the forums and found no thread with the solution to my problem. People have had a very similar issue, but not exactly mine, so prior solutions I've found seem to not solve it:
I have a Nexus 7 (2012 WiFi).
It is rooted, clockwork mod.
I have a mac (that seems to not want to detect my Nexus 7 anymore).
I got the update for KitKat, like an idiot, I jumped at it, let it update overnight, and now I'm stuck in the 4 circles loading screen. Since I have CWM, I'm stuck in the CWM recovery mode when I try to do a factory reset. The factory reset does nothing, I was hoping to get back into the stock recovery mode, but have no idea how to get there (nor do I think it's possible).
Keep in mind, I'm semi-tech savvy, but when it comes to "flashing blah blah" I have no idea what the hell anyone is talking about if it's not broken down step by step in layman's terms. If you say, "open the terminal, and type exactly this", then I'm golden, but otherwise, I'm just googling tab after tab to figure out what it means.
As stated above, my mac does not want to even acknowledge the existence of my tablet either with ADK or Android File Transfer. Is there maybe a way I can put a zip on an sd and somehow use an SD reader to mini-usb adapter to sideload a fix? Anyone have any other ideas of how I can fix this issue? I'm not enjoying my Nexus 7 as a paper weight.