I rooted and put cm7 on my vortex. Had issues so I flashed back to stock but kept the root. Then I tried to install a custom recovery and something went wrong. I forgot to wipe before I did it. Guessing thats what did it. But....my phone looped at the LG icon and would restart and do it again. Over and over and over. Nothing worked. Couldnt get into recovery mode or hard reset. This may be on the forums but I dont know. I downloaded the LG drivers for the vortex. Installing USB Drivers for LG Android devices - Official LG Phone Forum Installed them and after installation was done plugged my phone into my laptop. It took some time but when it did whatever it did the battery charge screen popped up. I waited a few seconds then unplugged the phone. It turned off. But this time when I started the phone it started right up. I can power off and restart and its working fine so far.