Originally Posted by scott62185
Yes, I did all those things prior to restoring my nandroid...
This nandroid backup is likely not a good one, as seeing download mode at boot usually indicates a bad flash.
How many times have you tried restoring using the nandroid backup you have?
If you've tried multiple times with the same result (and you're sure you wiped data/cache/dalvik as well), you will probably need to flash a full tar.md5 image from ODIN (like a stock-rooted ROM, etc).