Hi guys, firstly thanks for reading this post. I will say before I proceed that this was my first root/flash experience and it didn't go well. I was using this guide here [Complete Guide] How To Flash A Custom ROM To Your Android Phone With ROM Manager + Full Backup & Restore | Android News, Reviews, Applications, Games, Phones, Devices, Tips, Hacks, Videos, Podcasts - Android Police And for the Root part I used Instant Root Acess which worked great! gained root access and downloaded a couple of rott access requiring apps to confirm. Problem arose when I started using the market app ROM Manager. Firstly, when trying to flash the cusom recovery image, Pressing the appropriate menu button brought up a sub menu where i confirmed my phone type but then nothing, the app just stopped. I waited 30 secs or so, TasKilled it and tried again, same thing. I then took a phonecall which lasted 15 mins or so and came off it to find the custome recover image had now installed in the background, resul I thought. so I had the DamageControl v 188.8.131.52 ROM in the root of my sd and attempted to flash it. Again the same thing, I could navigate the menus but at the point I expected it to stat working, nothing. Tried several times. I then entered clockworkmod recovery by holding power and home with the intention of manually doing a nandroid backup and flashing the ROM that way but found it boot straight into the menu i was expected to see (as per the screenshots in the guide) ie DamageCont ROM was installing but to my absolute horror it appeared to have skipped the nandroid backup and wipe stages. It proceeded to first boot and after 40 mins of crossing my fingers and holding my breath I gave up. So now my phone wont go past the "HERO" load screen. I can go back into recovery but there is no Nandroid to recover to. I have tried using the wipe data/factory reset option followed by a re-install of the damage control rom hoping this ould give a clean install and work and it appears to have installed just fine howver the phone still wont boot (been giving it a good 30 mins, even once overnight) Any help would be really appreciated, I am a bit of a noob, but I love my hero and im absolutely gutted!