update. plugging it into the pc and doing a light reboot (holding the back off button for 5 secs with 1 vibration) allows the pc to briefly recognise it. it does this for a sec or 2 and disconnects it. and then it will continue doing this on a loop. is this a boot loop? i'm trying to make it so that the phone can stay connected to the pc for a few minutes, enough time for me to flash the rom using flashtool, PCC, or SUS. but because it's connecting and disconnecting, i can't do anything.
so at the moment, this is what i have figured. i'm stuck in a boot loop with a battery that is dead. anyone got any ideas?