I managed to brick the ally today as it will not get past the google sign in screen no matter what you do. If you do the 4 corner tap to bypass the sign in, it will look like it worked and then when the unlock screen comes up the screen is black except for the taskbar. So i took it down to verizon, an everyone there was stumped. They offered to replace the phone with another ally, but was out of stock. I didn't remember my wifes SS# so i had to come back home and send the wife down there. She is going to ask them if they will either call around to surrounding verizon stores and try to find another ally close or maybe give her a droid Inc. Im hoping for the latter, as i just don't care much for this phone anymore. Aside from our recent troubles with the phone, the big thing is the battery life sucks since it spends a ton of time without signal due to the 50% bug.