Should I try flashing it regardless and see if it works? Ive done some research and I've come across a method using ODIN for a fix with my described symptoms, all I need is a computer without admin restrictions like the ones at my apartment complex, ha. If so there is a un modified official ROM of ICS and then the custom one, do custom ROM's typically rid these bricking bugs? And is it correct that I need to flash the kernal first then the recovery package?
I'm guessing Kies does not do all this too