Hey gang, first post, long time lurker. I will try to keep this brief, as it seems to be a unique case. Details: HTC Incredible, Froyo 2.2, rooted, bloat was moved by following JonAmerica's well-written article. Prominent (and most-used) apps: Lookout, Digital Clock (alarm), Euchre (Free), Cribbage Pro. Other apps installed, but not many. Symptoms: Phone doesn't just shut down, it goes from on to off in a blink. Cannot reboot unless battery is removed/reinserted. Boots back to occasional wavy video, and a finger sweep to the next screen trails the existing screen on the left-hand side. Phone forgets time and date, no service or sporadic service. Received the phone in Feb 2011 and rooted shortly thereafter. Not an app-heavy user, this phone ran flawlessly until yesterday (May 11, 2011), when it was consumed by the soul of Satan himself. No changes were made in the past two weeks aside from updates, the most recent being Lookout when I was able to keep the phone on and had service. Took it by a store, but I am convinced that technical advice from store employees is best taken with a grain of salt. Tech said Lookout was likely the cause, but find this hard to believe as it has performed without a hitch since I got the phone. Called tech support, and after troubleshooting apps and existing functionality on the phone, determined a reset would be worth a try. Root apparently disables this feature, so I unrooted (thanks Doug Piston) and was able to do a factory reset. This morning, I am no further in solving the problem(s), which leads me to believe this is hardware and unrelated to rooting. This is after factory reset, no additional apps being installed. Verizon is sending a replacement (I have no complaints about Verizon's phone support), but my question is... Could rooting have caused this dramatic decline in the phone's overall health? If it behaved erratically over a period of time, I might understand, but it was like a curtain went down. The phone has never been dropped or submerged in any liquid. Thanks in advance.