Ok so here is my story... maybe a good learning curve...
i installed the root files as needed - rooted checked with SU and Terminal, no issues, installed the custom kernel - seemed to be ok, then decided to install the ROm - aokp-r29-gt7300-galaxiansoup-r3 - and this basically screed my device up to a point where i have my hands in my face - WTF - becuase the links provided kicked me off almost everytime (about 6 attempts) @ 123 MB, so im counting the freeking badwidth i wasted - then stubled across a link to a torrent that i though would work....
and to my surprise - the device is now in a "soft brick state"
--- i had my doubts about this rom and now i know, since my 7" is working like a bomb with the overcome rom, this is what im downloading right now - hopefully through the Odin Tool i should be ok,
i think the lesson here - trust the ROM you know and stay away from the Torrents !!!