Rooted the phone, then tried to install TWRP via goo manager, with the intention of perhaps putting KitKat on the phone, but the custom recovery installation seemed to fail, and I was able to get the phone to boot back up by;
I ended up booting into download mode (volume down + home +power) and then I got prompted for did I really want to do that, I responded no and the phone booted up.
I found that helpful post here: http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...o-manager.html
So now I am using the phone, and rebooting the phone works fine. But an OTA update is out, and phone says time to install, and I attempted to do so, but end up back at the same screen before, and have to boot into download mode again to get the phone to start back up.
I am not sure of what happened to the phone to cause this, but something obviously did. Hoping someone can point me in the right direction for at the bare minimum allowing me to install updates on the phone in the future.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.