After following Matlock's post about upgrading to 2.1 I tried to restore all of my files using Sprite Mechanic. (Going back and re-reading his post he says that it doesn't work in 2.1----DOH!) After installing Astro I tried re-installing Sprite Mechanic from the backup folder that I made with Sprite Mechanic thinking that was the way to get all of the back-up apps out of the back-up folder and onto the phone........BAD IDEA!! I started Sprite Mechanic and proceeded to push the "Restore" tab and it brought up a list of all backed-up apps. I scrolled through them, deciding which ones I really wanted back and which ones I could do without, and then pushed the "Restore" button. Well, my phone froze up and would only display the status bar across the top. I tried pushing different buttons, but to no avail. I decided that maybe it was "working"----restoring all of the many apps that I had asked it to replace on the phone. I gave it a few minutes and tried to mount it to the computer to see if I could maybe get into it that way. Nope.....It brought up the screen that asked if I wanted to mount, sync or charge but the touchscreen wouldn't recognize any touch from my fingers.......GODDAMMIT!!! After a few more minutes I tried the "Home" button again and it brought up the home screen, but the touchscreen still was not working. I tried turning the phone off and that's when the home screen started to fade and everything froze. SONOFABEOTCH!!! I then decided to remove the battery and the microSD card from the phone and delete everything on it and start over with a fresh install of 2.1. (I backed-up all of the files to my computer, just in case.....) Anyway, sorry for the long rant, but I think it is back to operational status once again. I just have to put the backed-up apps folder on the phone and use Astro to re-install them. Cliffs: Dont use Sprite Mechanic to try and re-install all of your backed-up apps.......It will only cause heartache and despair.