I'm a noob at this... Was trying to root my Desire using THIS guide. Ran into "Validation error - Backup CID is missing". Tried a few times but could not get past this error. I started with a reformatted SD card on a factory reset, unbranded phone. In checking per the instructions in the Rooting for Dummies guide, I did the checks and discovered that although it has S-OFF, there is no recovery. Sooo, of course I downloaded the recovery file stated in the article, renamed it, put it in the root of the SDcard. When HBoot loads, there's a short pause, then a bunch of green text quickly scrolls, then - nothing. Just back to the boot screen. I've tried with a couple different versions of both Clockwork and Amon Ra, with the same result. I haven't a clue how to get HBOOT to slow the text down... it might be saying wrong something, I cannot tell. At the top, it says "Bravo PVT3 Ship S-OFF", but it used to say "Bravo PVT4 Ship S-ON" The Build on this phone is 2.06.832.1 HBOOT is version 0.87.0001 Terminal emulator tells me the erase size is 20,000. Could really use some help here. I really want to root this thing so I can ditch all the crapware it contains - on a fresh factory reset I get less than 60MB of app space... I'm pretty sure the first time I factory reset this thing, I had about 128MB of space... I can't figure out where it's going but at the last I only had room for a total of 6 apps (the rest on SD) and that just ain't right. Even with the "apps to SD" mini-hack, I was unable to move some of the more bloated apps to SD and ended up, deleting them, one by one, as the "low space" icon returned. At least, I'd like to get the phone back to where it was before - ie, with an actual recovery. Right now if I go into 'recovery' in HBOOT, it goes to a black screen with a phone picture, overlaid with a red triangle/exclamation point, and I must remove the battery before it'll do anything more. Thanks for any help and advice!