I rooted the tab successfully with Kingoroot and installed Droidproxy and everything was fine until I did a restart to see if that would send app traffic through proxy.
It powered down and came back up until the Verizon logo screen where it froze. After sitting there for several hours, I found the power + volume down trick to get it to do SOMETHING, but still can't get it to boot.
Have tried the factory reset boot option, and everything else I know to try, but still no luck. I'm new to Android, but familiar with IT from a Windows perspective, so any help from simple to complex would be appreciated!