Hi all. Ok, it seems like I jumped onto a thread in the wrong forum, hence a new thread. I have an HTC Hero and am in the UK (therefore, GSM). Phone info :- Firmware = 1.5 Baseband version = 63.18.55.06JU_6.35.08.29 Kernel version = 2.6.27-430d1aea htc-kernel@and18-2 #959 Build number = 184.108.40.206 CL#82177 release-keys I am following this guide, which has been written for UK users to assist with the installation of custom ROMs. [Guide] Newbie Guide to Install a Custom Rom [Updated 19/03] - xda-developers I have performed the following successfully :- 1. Rooted the phone (I am certina of this as I can successfully run apps which require a rooted phone) 2. Backed up contacts with HTC sync (albeit with a struggle due to Windows 7 issues - got there in the end though) 3. Backed up microSD card onto PC, the formatted microSD card 4. Copied Flashrec.apk and Amon_Ra's Hero Recovery Image onto root, using Flashrec to perform the backup and flashing the recovery image (via ASTROmanager) * * To so this, I had to revert Orange ROM from 220.127.116.11 to 18.104.22.168 So far, so good. 5. Downloaded custom ROM 'Legendary v1.3.5' 6. Plugged Hero into PC, mount, and copy entire zipped file 'Legendary-v1.3.5-signed' onto microSD root, and renamed it 'update.zip" 7. Here's where I fall over. When I turn my phone off, and try to start it up to Recovery Mode (holding down Home and Power), the phone hangs on the 'HTC' screen and does not go any further. I have not bricked the phone, as I can start it up normally. However, I cannot get to Recovery Mode to perform the wipe, etc... Any idea where I can going wrong? Thanks.