Originally Posted by ironass
Remove your battery for 30 seconds and then replace it and boot into Recovery mode with the phone switched off.
Alright so I was able to get into Recovery Mode. Performed a Data Wipe/Factory Reset and rebooted the phone. All is good now. Thank you so much for the advice.
Since we are on the topic of flashing , what is a good ROM that you would recommend without the bloatware of Samsung?