Thanks for taking an interest in my problem and trying to help. Here's what I've figured out. I tried doing Toast's root method for linux and the directions weren't idiot proof because I screwed them up. I've explained how far I've gotten in other threads. If that's relevant just ask and I'll explain exactly what I did. Anyway my phone does the basics. It allows me to make phone calls, text, and look at the internet on the phone so this isn't an emergency but it I am worse off than I was before I tried to root because I can no longer use easytether. I had no problem with easytether prior to the root attempt, and it still works when I hook it up with my wifes untampered evo. with my phone but with my wife's evo, I've never messed with that one, I have no trouble connecting with easy tether. Some of the things I've noticed about the device since the attmept... -I can't update to 2.2 via the OTA or any other method, my device says no updates are available. -Simple root wasn't so simple, the phone never shut off and rebooted into boot screen like the red screen said it would in step 1. How do I reset the device to the way it was the day it was purchased. I've got everything I need backed up. I'm ready to reset just tell me how. Thanks.