Thanks to some tips, I've got it out of boot loop. I had to wipe data/programs so I am back at a "new" phone for now.
2 questions. How do I know if i'm still rooted or not? Under the OS, it's 4.0.4 with akernel by paul@ubuntu #317 and Build number is roman's aokp toro.
Second at the advice of The Chief, I installed and have a backup of titanium Pro tucked away on Google drive. My last backup is there, dated 7/18. I was able to access the nexus via usb and there is a folder inside called titanium backup but all the files appear in "grayscale" meaning no workie.
I tried downloading titanium from the market per their instructions, but since it's already "installed' it won't download.
I don't really want to mess up that backup, since it's all nice and tucked away. Any advise on how I proceed to restore.
Do I drag titanium folder off the nexus, and replace with the one from google drive i.e. the backup. Then do what?
Thanks again for breathing life into the dead subject.