I was able to get out of this hell hole. I was able to run "adb push" and move my nandroid backup from my pc to the phone and restore.
What do I have to do to update to kitkat??? Why did check cid fail? I never changed that. What else could change it?? I had a stock recovery installed but the OTA failed still. Do I have to have the "right" stock recovery? I'm unlocked, rooted and S-off. Do I need to fix something else? Do I need to "relock" first? Is updating to kitkat even possible?? (sarcasim) The information seems to be scattered all over the place. I can not be the only one unlocked, rooted w/ S-off and trying to update my OS.