I've been flashing and rooting for years but this time I totally forgot about the change in bootloader from 4.3 to 4.4. So...
I was technically on 4.3 and decided to flash up to 4.4. I flashed everything (that included 4.4 bootloader) and got a PIT fail.
Now I cannot get it past the logo screen. I cannot download the PIT either.
Tried ODIN 3.7 and 3.9 (Using VMware) - always fails. I know I have the right drivers.
Tried Heimdall frontend and terminal. I always fail due to PIT check.
Flashing in recovery just tells me to install firmware via Kies but Kies doesn't recognize my device.
Phone still says that system status and current binary are custom so I believe I'm still rooted.
[SOLVED] Everything went smoothly on a regular PC. All these forum threads and yet I hadn't run into a single one that mentions you HAVE to use a PC rather than a virtual system or Heimdall in order to get this to work on a Galaxy Note 3.