Hi.. Apologies for the length of this post... Im eager to take the plunge and install a custom ROM on my rooted HTC 2.1 stock GSM hero but am having problems booting into ANY custom recovery and don't want to attempt to install a custom ROM until this problem is sorted.. I rooted my hero with Universal Androot v1.6.2 beta 5 and it seemed to root fine, I have superuser permisions in my programs menu, I can use rooted apps like SetCPU and titanium backup etc so I installed ROM manager and installed clockworkMod recovery 188.8.131.52 but when I try to go into recovery by holding home and power key it just comes up with the screen with the black phone icon with the red exclamation mark in the triangle.. Sometimes if I press up arrow and power key it will then take me into a screen which says Android system recovery <2e> with an error message at the bottom of the screen.. E:Can't open /cache/recovery/command. So i use the reboot option to get me out of it. .... And Sometimes the up arrow and power wont get me out of the screen with the red exclamation mark so I have no option but to pull the battery (and every time I think it'll brick my phone). I'm assuming the recovery image hasn't taken.. I have googled and have seen loads of people with the same problem but none of the solutions I've found seem to work for me. I have tried flashing RA recovery v184.108.40.206 from within ROM Manager and that worked once and allowed me to do a nandroid backup but now I can't even get into that, it just takes me to the same screen with the red exclamation mark.. ROM Manager reports that my current recovery is indeed RA v220.127.116.11 but it still wont work. I have over 5 Gb free on my SD card so I don't think that is the issue (some forums have given that as an answer to others with the same problem). I have also tried installing RA recovery using Terminal Emulator with the command:- $ Su # flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery-RA-hero-v18.104.22.168.img (Where the image file is in the root of my sd card) But again I still can't get into the recovery ROM. I am desperate to try some of these new custom ROM's but don't want to chance it if I can't even get my hero into recovery, just in case I don't like the ROM or in case things go pear shaped and I need to restore my phone.. Any advice is much appreciated!!