WELL TisMyDroid !!! What you suggested was a BIG HELP !!!!!
When I connected the phone to the computer WHILE IN FASTBOOT, IT DID INSTALL "ANDROID PHONE" (With the ADB below it), IN THE DEVICE MANAGER.
So, in order to avoid any problems with this warranty exchange, I'm not going to attempt a root right now, but it brings one BIG Question to you....
CAN I RUN THE "ROOT ICS" option FROM FASTBOOT?? Or does it need to be in the regular powered up status??
I really wondering WHY that stuff was not installed into device manager when the phone was connected normally.
It just finished booting, and is restored to .211 - So, actually that is really good, since it will be sent back to them w/ everything wiped.
Well, finally, I just tried, and when I hit the 3 buttons and select "Recover" for factory recover, I still get the dead android guy w/ the red triangle "!", now if I hit the 2 vol. buttons the recovery does come up, but the dead guy is still there, so there is SOMETHING WRONG????
Anyway, I thank you again for you help.........I just have the one lingering question, and that is, when I get the "New" phone, and I go to Root it, Obviously, for some reason it needs to be in Fastboot for the proper stuff to be installed into device manager, so will it work properly to Root from fastboot??
I guess I'll find out, and keep the thread posted, but I really appreciate the help.....I had pretty much given up and thought I messed up some driver, but I guess the phone doesn't load up the adb stuff unless your in Fastboot.
Well, thoughts on that would be appreciated.....I REALLY AM SORRY FOR ALL THE BABBLE, But I just felt compelled to give all the detail.....THANKS AGAIN.
Looking forward to you thoughts on what to do when I go to root (If being in fastboot is ok), also if you have any thoughts why I have the dead android guy?....
Take care, MUCH APPRECIATED.....S