Thanks very much for your help. You are correct in saying I was flash happy when I couldn't get the stock firmware working I got worried. In going back over this thread I found the you tube video of how to get into recovery mode and was able to factory wipe and get started from there . The one thing that really video helped in the vid was saying that you should let go of the the buttons when the blue text comes up. I had been continuing to hold down the buttons and this seems to be why I couldn't boot is to recovery. I have always held down buttons until recovery opens with previous devices and never had this problem before. Prehaps you can add this into your instructions to help others in the future. I am very pleased to have my phone back up and running. Thanks again for your help.