Hello! I just bought two of these phones about a week ago from walmart and there seems to be very little information about hacking this phone. The most information I have been able to find out is from the spanish forums. First thing that you want to do is root your phone. I have done this twice with this method and it has worked great both times. 1) ROOTING YOUR FUSION: This is the method that worked for me. It was already stated in another thread on this forum: QUOTE from : charliedrums.... "Here is what I did: (this tutorial was done by sd_james over at xda developers) 1. You need to install the latest Android SDK (search google for latest version) 2. download SuperOneClick v2.3.3 3. Follow the instructions and make sure that you have set your Settings > Development > USB Debugging box checked. I also set Unknown sources checkbox on. 4. Type in the following code on the phone keypad *#*# 2846579 #*#* This will open up the Service Mode Go to Project Menu > Background Settings > Log Settings Turn on Log Switch and set Log Level Settings to Verbose go back one screen Go to Dump and Log and place a check in all log settings. Reboot the phone After reboot use superoneclick2.3.3 In superoneclick on the general tab click the root button and wait for it. This is what worked for me."" 2) After your root, you want to install the Clockwork mod for this phone. (To do the back up for your rom and also install this will enable you to install custom Roms for this phone.) To do this you must: TURN off the phone. Install the drivers for your computer so that the phone will be recognized. \ Driver download: http://www.multiupload.com/CONZ9XQJNF You also want to download the clockwork mod: http://www.mediafire.com/?irr4cc14xy9ygs9. Once you download the drivers and the clockword mod. Run "instalador.bat" Press any key and it will say "waiting for device." Turn off your phone and connect the USB cable (**MAKE SURE DRIVERS WORK (AKA YOU CAN USE THE USB FILE TRANSFER TO SD, ETC**) The instalador.bat command prompt should recognize your phone and install a custom file on the phone that will enable a custom recovery boot if you press volume down +power for 10 seconds (while phone is off) 3) Installing rom There are many roms for the U8650 sonic. This is the father model for the U8652. It seems there is no difference in the firmware in regards to updating it via roms. The ROM that I am currently using is CyanogenMod-7.2.0 - benru89 v3.0 - FM Radio, Android 2.3.7.. It seems very stable. The theme looks great and even upgraded my android version from 2.3.4 to 2.3.7. HBO Go works now!! Here is the link to this file from the spanish forum.. http://www.mediafire.com/?mmguyca0yz5iip6 You want to install this file on the root of your sd card. 4) Installing the ROM Turn off the phone. Press power +volume down for 10 seconds. This will boot the phone in recovery mode. Delete the user data/ data cache/ dalvik cache. Choose the option to install from sd card and choose the zip that you just downloaded. Wait for the install to complete.. and Viola! Now you have the fusion rooted & with a custom rom with Cynogen 7.2! I have 82mb ram free and only 3-4mb used on my system data. The phone flies through anything now! I hope this post was useful to someone.. It took me a few days to find out what to do and to research everything.. BTW..GrooveIP is awesome!! I can make/recieve free calls & txt via Google Voice at no charge!!