Let me start by saying that this Message Board, especially this section has been an invaluable help. I believe that my Optimus M uses Android 2.2.1 1) I rooted my Optimus M using gingerbreak.apk 1.2 and it seem to work fine. 2) I started to delete junk from MetroPCS using rootuninstaller and using a list provided by one of the members here, which said which apps were safe to delete. 3) So far so good... until I didn't follow directions NOT to delete the LG Home page. 4) Since I'm brilliant!... I did NOT backup anything and proceeded to delete any undesirable stuff. I guess I was having a manic/idiotic moment. 5) I used a custom recovery file for 2.2.1 by joneidy, which seemed to allow me to go beyong the Android screen when I pressed the "Home" key and the "lower volume" key. Obviously, still no home page but at least I was able to reach the slide down section of the "Home Screen" 6) Ah! It gets worse. I tried factory resetting the phone by turning it on while pressing four keys (camera, lower volume, return and the power key) and I deleted any apps that I installed before. 7) So here where I am... I remove the battery, press the low volume and home key while turning it on. It looks like it's going to let me set it up (I'm sure that I deleted some essential files). a. Gives me the "select your language" screen b. Gives me a "tour" of the phone features and says that setup doesn't work c. Goes to a "minimal" home screen containing: a screen slider unlock key and a volume control slide key, as well as access to the slide down section. Finally, my questions.. Did I just "brick" my phone? Can it be saved by me, being the brain-dead wizard that I am? Do I have to go to MetroPCS and take it like a "man"? Dumb question: Can I pay someone to revive my phone? The worst part is that I would do it again... only, a lot more carefully, because I swear that until I deleted the LG Home screen everything was going fine. Your help, comments, insults will be appreciated. Seriously. Frank Gonzalez Lost in Miami, FL Pardon the long winded post. P.S. The phone receives calls and I can call back the person that called. Same with text.