I thought, "oh my, how unfortunate"
Did some googling, nothing. Flashed back to stock (UVLF4, again, for the umpteenth time) , nothing.
Finally, I thought "hmmm, it still says custom binary when im in download mode, even though I'm stock with stock recovery" so I went to sammobile and got the pre-july 16th image (UVLB7) and flashed just the tar.md5 file (no pit) made sure repartition wasnt checked, etc. in Odin
upon reboot, Kies immediately recognized there was a firmware update and pushed me up to UVLF4 (flash counter is at 4 btw). When it rebooted to download mode from Kies, it said Samsung Official binary this time
Once flash was done, connected to Kies and VOILA!
download through mediafire
just unzip the tar.md5
no more link requesting from my server. web server's down until I get my CentOS cluster going (and Im having some SQL server issues)... stupid IIS...