yeah i've tried that one before everything went haywire. it wasn't as smooth from what i can tell. i was hoping to just go back to cyan 6.1.2 since it worked the way i wanted. but it's ok. i've grown accustomed to project elites 4.2 rom. more than anything i'm frustrated that i can't figure out how my phone got in such a state. you would think the sbf would clear all problems if the phone wasn't bricked. oh well.
thanks for your help. it's greatly appreciated.