OK... So... Figure this one out:
I accepted the Recent OTA update, and of course I lost root, etc... I did a factory reset on the phone, so it was totally stock, right? I then used the new way of rooting the ota using the Terminal emulator app. I then did nothing more than shut off the bootup/shutdown sounds, and changed the boot animation from VZW to the stock GS4 logo.
Now I have the "custom Unlock" logo on the screen again!!! I have no recovery installed ( obviously ) and have deleted nothing from my phone...
what is your input on this?