Hello all, I have read many posts and I'm a technical guy (run Server 2008 on my laptop with SQL Server) but the HTC phone flash paths seem so complicated, and I am left scratching my head. Would one of you kind souls help me just a bit with the proper path forward? Feeling secure about things helps quite a bit. I waited until the GA of the OTA first ICS update from Verizon. I updated with that and then decided that it was not that great with the bloatware. So I stayed S-on and installed Scotts CleanRom DE 1.4. My basebands are 1.22.10.0421r, 1.22.10.0424r. I have Amon Ra recovery installed from when that happened in July. So I would like to go S-Off, and then install CM Rage from XDA developers. I hear it is stable, good battery life and fast. So is this my path to global radio and the Rage rom? I never updated the hboot (whatever that is). 1) Relock my rom (still has cleanrom on it) 2) Apply the RUU of the latest global from verizon. 3) Do S-Off procedure 4) Unlock phone? 5) Reapply Amon Ra 6) install Rage 7) install all my apps and reconfigure. This is probably not quite right. Your comments and best links for how to accomplish the above would be so very appreciated. Thank you in advance for reading this and offering any assistance. Any backup restore comments with My Backup Pro appreciated as well. I probably will start from scratch. Also in this do I need to move any files that I want to save to the removable SD card? Like my Nand backup of my current from! I do have a spare small SD card that I can use during S-Off as I see it may corrupt the SD Card. Wishing you the best, Mike PS Quite the way to spend christmas vacation days!