Wonderful, I've been reading and to my understanding my phone in its current state is no longer able to have S-off, is that right? I believe if has to do with an update that occurred not so long ago, and I of course not knowing well enough did opt for the update. Also I have no idea whether any sort of backup would have been helpful or not.

I'm going to spend a great deal of time reading those guides, what I should have done before ever making an attempt at rooting and S-off, so yeah... Time to hit the books.