is there a way to put a ROM on there if i cant get the phone to power up?
You said it had booted up but it was giving you battery issues.
Download the ROM, rename it update.zip, boot your phone into recovery, mount the SD card, copy it from the PC to the root of the SD card, dismount the SD card, wipe system and data caches 3x each, then install the update.zip and reboot. See if it'll load.
i can try but ive only gotten it to start up twice since i asked the question origionally. then its just the light on the charger and nothing. and ive been unsuccessful with booting it to the recovery menu
When trying to install from SD card, I selected "Allow update.zip Installation" then "Install /sdcard/update.zip (deprecated)" and this is the error I receive
--Install from sdcard...
Finding update package...
E: Can't mount /dev/block/mmcblk0p1 (or /dev/block/mmcblk0p1)
(No such file or directory)
E: Can't mount SDCARD:update.zip
Initially, I thought that the file did not download correctly so I deleted it and redownloaded. It is not placed in a directory on the SD card, but in the root of the SD card. I'm not sure what else to do to get it to install. Anyone have any tips?