YYYAHIGRT = Yet yet yet another how i got root thread. Ok well i just wanted to post a tip that i ran across while browsing the various forums. Anyhow here goes. SD card out, boot into recovery (vol down + power), select recovery, press power, wait for the chime on your pc that it makes when plugging in (or unplugging a usb cable) as soon as you hear the chime, slide in the sd card. You have to do it right when the chime is heard. Of course this could vary by pc, i'm using an eeepc netbook running windows xp sp3. Just figured i'd post my successful attempt. Hope others find this useful. I'm using a pny 2gb sd memory card, formatted first with the phone, then in windows explorer to fat and then fat32. Not sure what variable did it, but heres the info in case you were wondering.