Thanks to some great links, wonderful contributors and even some instant message chat, I have accomplished recovering my phone from hard brick and returning it to the OTA 4.3. I later put the device in boot mode and was denied access with a yellow triangle and some message about Verizon has detected software on my device that I shouldn't have (paraphrase) and it flipped my counter. Next, I put the device in download mode and had access to download mode, however there were extra lines at the top left of the screen, one of them was red and said something about warranty. (I don't exactly remember now and the pics i took with my webcam weren't of any descriptive help.
So that's where I am now. My next question is what can I tinker with? I'm experiencing unstable WI-fi connectivity and the are other things I wouldn't mind changing. I know that the OTA 4.3 is a pain and I fully expect to hear that I should just set my phone down and spend my time doing something else.
. But, it never hurts to ask so here I am asking. Can those of us the chose to or accidentally were forced to take OTA 4.3 do anything within the confides of the 4.3 system to make it better, faster more compatible?
Thanks again to everyone and I ever so thankful to have run into you folks here and will be around more now that I know you all have gathered here.