Thanks to ADB I was able to sideload xdabbeb's ROM as well as the vs980_1xx_to_24a_twrp ROM. Everything is back now, however the phone is only using 3G for signal and not 4G. Could this be related to flashing the 24a ROM on a clean phone (no 11a or 12b existed). Or, is this an anomaly that should take care of itself?
Any help most appreciated.