Hi; My trusty DHD bought a year ago SIM Free from Carphone Warehouse went through the wash and is kaput. Having recently moved to Germany with the Army I replaced it with another DHD SIM Free but bought from a T Mobile Partner called TKS? Although this phone is SIM Free and not tied to a Network Provider when it boots up it has an annoying Pink ..... T splash screen and does not whsitle the standard HTC tune instead it has a horribly tinny tune akin to an old phonic tune handset. I have just installed a software update and the phone is now at version 188.8.131.52. Couple of questions: 1. Can I install a ROM update that will make this a truely independant phone I.E return the standard HTC Splash Screen (Which now appears after the T Mobile splash screen), if so how. 2. Will this ROM completly reset my phone (nothing on it yet). 3. I checked for another sofwtare update and it now shows that update 2.3 is available (Is this Gingerbread) and should I install it or wait until rebuilding the ROM? 4. I am using the same SIM card that was in my old phone but none of the original contacts appear to be on the SIM (Strange as when I bunged this SIM card into my wifes old iPhone they all appeared on her phone. Why are they not visible on this new phone, I have tried the import contacts from SIM. Is it maybe this is not a completely SIM Free Phone? 5. My old SD card appears to be OK, although I now have another blank 8GB card. My photos and videso are still on it would my contacts be on it? Many thanks and that's all for now.