Thank you for all of the replies. Actually the change of the CID command might have worked but I didn't see that reply before I had tried another method found in this thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2570548
I was truly stuck in fastboot and couldn't flash a custom recovery at all. Well I used the advice from a previous thread and edited the firmware .zip posted in the first post of this thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2314771
. I had initially tried to flash the .zip posted but when I tried to boot into the recovery it wouldn't work. So I opened the .zip file without extracting it and removed the recovery.img from the .zip, I then took the TWRP custom recovery and inserted it into the .zip (if you extract the zip this will not work; you need to use software that can edit a zip without extracting it. On the Mac, which I was using, I used Spring). I renamed the TWRP recovery to "recovery.img" to match what I had previously deleted.
Then I flashed this edited firmware.zip by using the following command in usb fastboot mode (here's the link for my edited file
fastboot oem rebootRUU
fastboot flash zip YOUREDITEDFILE.zip
This then allowed me to boot into recovery. I thought I had figured it out and could now sideload a ROM using the "adb sideload" command and flash some type of ROM that would boot. This failed miserably; it would allow me to push the file, but the install would always fail before it completed.
So then I found this thread here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2570548
. I first flashed the two .zip files that were posted in post #44. then I flashed the full RUU posted in post #1. This gave me a bootable stock ROM. Praise God!!!
Finally I went back to this thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2293919
, and flashed the following code.
adb devices (your device should be listed)
adb reboot bootloader
fastboot devices (your device should be listed)
fastboot oem writesecureflag 3
*verify you are locked s-on
Not sure why I had such a terrible time, but I'm glad its over and the DNA is finally sold. Thank you for all your help!