Thanks. Well I got it to boot finally, however there's been a couple issues since. It's on 4.1.2 right now...
1. Whenever I try to officially update to 4.3 through the settings, it downloads, then when installing it ALWAYS fails at 25%.
2. This is a big issue. My data connectivity is gone. I have no 4g access period. If I'm not using a wifi network, I can't do anything online, period. I've reflashed numerous times, and can't get it to recognize the network. I can make calls just fine, just no data.
I've tried wiping data and going to factory reset, but this doesn't help in any way whatsoever. I've popped out the battery and sim card and reinserted after a few minutes, still to no avail.
The funny thing also, last night my friend, who has the same phone, updated to 4.3 and got the EXACT issues I've been dealing with. The ONLY thing in common is that we have both rooted our phones in the past. When I first got 4.3 it worked fine. It wasn't until I rooted that these issues began. My friend's phone was not rooted, however it had been in the past. I'm thinking that this 4.3 update has an issue with phones that are rooted or have been at some time. I don't know how it can tell, but that's all I can think of. his phone now is also a doorstop, like mine.