So, I've spent hours and hours reading, watching youtube vids, playing with the phone, all to no avail. I've tried multiple tutorials and forums and just can not get past the fastboot bootloader section. I've tried at work on Windows 7 and at home on XP, neither with any luck. I have the root 2.1 installed and ADB installed with all the other prereqs. Once I get to the ADB section to do the fastboot bootloader it just scrolls through the same screen as just typing in ADB. I realize this means I'm not the root user according to ADB since it just shows the $ sign and not the #. I've followed all the steps up to this point, so where could I have gone wrong? ADB recognizes my phone, I've updated the USB drivers(at least I think so - the folder is in my androidsdk/tools file and under SDK set up everything is updated and installed) SDK recognizes that my phone is hooked up and it gives me the serial number as well. All my research says this is all you need so wtf? I thought about doing the All in One script but don't think I can now since I'm already running the 2.1 firmware. Is it really that big of a deal to do this step or can I just skip to flashing a custom rom? I don't have that much stuff on the phone that I can't reenter all my contacts and get the apps I want. Sorry it's long, just trying to cover as many bases as possible so someone smart can help.