* Managed to resolve the issue by :- "Turn off your phone and take out the battery. Unplug the phone from the PC / charger. Replace the battery and turn the phone back on with 'volume down' held. The device will go to a ClockworkMod Recovery menu screen." I completed the ROM install manually therein * Hi, I was following the guide quite sucessfuly until I got to Launch ZTE-Blade Recovery Manager from the App Drawer Hit the Firmware tab Hit the MENU button on your device and choose Update Database If you want to make a complete backup of your entire phone : use the option Backup Current Firmware - this will put a FULL backup of your device onto the SDCard (in a directory called clockwork) When I tapped 'Backup Current Firmware' I got the following error message "sorry currently only clockworkmod recovery is supported for backing up your firmware" On the advice of another thread I installed ROM Manager from the market to use to create a backup which was also unsuccessful. Now when I try to open Recovery Manager I get this message "Sorry. The application Recovery Manager (process com.podtwo.Recovery Manager) has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again." and I have to force close. From searching other threads I found these BTW, Phones with Oranges B10 software have trouble getting into recovery - What I have ! When you Launch RM, what Recovery version does it display at the top?? Where Flash ClockworkMod Recovery shows the current Recovery?? anything over 18.104.22.168 will not work on GEN1 Blade/OSF's. From the guide it appears I have installed 22.214.171.124 although from ROM Manager Current Recovery: ClockworkMod 126.96.36.199 ? If your version is wrong for the phone you have, you can flash an appropriate version by going to the bottom in ROM Manager, tap "All ClockworkMod Recoveries"....you should get a list there, which includes 188.8.131.52. - Tried this but 80% through i got this message "An error occurred while attempting to run privileged commands!" I'm very sorry for the length of my post but wanted to give as much detail as possible. Any ideas on where I go from here ? Thanks in advance.