And it was a PITA to bypass the google activation. First the phone was locked, then the APN settings wouldn't work. Anyway, got it all working with my prepaid t-mobile account. Android v is currently 1.5. However, before I root it and upgrade it, I would like to install some sort of app or rom or something in case I reset the phone again in the future, I wont need to borrow my friend's AT&T sim card in order to bypass the google activation. How would I go about it? What do I need to do? I did a google search, but most of them were related to people trying to bypass activation on verizon mytouch, etcetc. Can you guys help? Also, how would I go about to upgrading the android to 2.2? Do I need to incrementally upgrade to 1.6 and then 2.1 to 2.2? Thanks fellas.