Help me unSoftbrick sch1535 CM11

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    • I rooted my SCH 1535 and installed CM Version 11-20140215-UNOFFICIAL-d2vzw. Android 4.4.2 (Baseband: l535VRBLMD3) (Kernel:3.4.80-cm

      It was working OK except in order to see my WiFi I had to reboot every time WiFi was turned off.
      Plus I was having trouble updating ROMs with ROM Manager.
      I had both TWRP & CM installed, although the phone defaulted to TWRP in recovery.
      I downloaded seveeral CM ROMs via the CM updater in Settings > About Phone & wasn't able to flash.
      So, I (stupidly) ;) WIPED with TWRP​




    • Using Odin, I flashed VRALEC.bootchain.tar.tar which gave me the "System software not authorized b Verizon . . ." error
      I then flashed CWM & I still get the same error when I try to boot into Recovery
      But I can still boot into Download.
      I'm thinking the bootloader is locked.
      I've seen some options including:
      - Restore to stock (COMBINATION_I535VRBLK3_I535VZWBLK3_381038_REV09_user_low_ship.tar.md5)
      - supersu_bootloader_fixed

      but I'm hesitant to do anything else that might hard brick it.

      Open to suggestions! :hail:​
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    Hang in there I'm sure someone will come by with S3 Verizon knowledge...Odin should get you out of this once we find out the proper files...
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    Thanks
    bkdodger. Plase let me know if I left out any relevant info.
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    did you type it incorrectly or is the file showing as VRALEC.bootchain.tar.tar? you have an extra extension on there. Odin might not read it properly.
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    It downloaded as .tar.tar
    Maybe that's the problem
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