First let me say hello, just joined the forum moments ago and glad you all are here. I'm new to Android, far from new to Linux, and brand new to this Pantech Flex sitting in front of me. Got it from a friend who figured it was just dead, but I can't let things sit and die, and I know it can be fixed, I just don't know yet how involved it might be. I presume it's software, but of course it might be hardware. I like the Flex's specs, which is why I'd like to keep it. The phone, as far as I know, is bone stock. Here's what it will do: -Plug it in to the charger, vibrates once, and you get Pantech logo screen, and it just hangs there, forever. -Fresh, fully charged battery, vaibrates once, same logo screen, same hang time. -Try factory hard reset (volume up, power on), vibrates, Pantech logo screen, just hangs out, and it does not matter if I release power at the logo screen or hang on to it, I never get anywhere else. No robot repair, nothing. -Hold volume down and power, same thing as above. -Hold volume button in the center and power, I get a diagnostic scree. Shows me it's stock ROM, not rooted, and factory locked. I get a menu below for PDL downloads/updates, Fastboot, Reboot, or power down. Pressing PDL takes me to generic update screen, but it just hangs there forever. Fastboot says Fastboot Mode, but nothing happens. Reboot just hangs there forever. Power Off will power off. -Finally, once the Pantech logo, or any of the other screens, is up, you cannot power down without removing the battery. Pwr button does nothing. If it helps, I have Back Track 5, rel. 3 running on one machine. I'm not familiar with SDK or APK at the moment, but they are there and if need be I will know them soon. That is it. It has a brand new battery in it, fully charged, but since I don't know if it's actually charging or not, I don't know how long it will last. ANY help, advice, suggestions, ideas, recommendations, etc, will be greatly appreciated. This is the project I chose to learn about Android. Seems I'll learn from the inside out, or maybe on another device.