Okay since you're already rooted you should have your bootstrapper installed and be familiar with clockwork
So just read this
maderstcok - OTA 2.3.340 update.zip
I looked at the link you posted andy, and low and behold i thought all was right.
but then after i did what was in the post im just stock in a stock bootloop, at least it is stock and not the custom ROM i had, but it is constantly going through the droid - and then droid red eye - sequence then it just restarts
Okay, try pulling your battery and then restarting it while holding the home key and the power button. When the Android and Triangle pop up hit the search key and then do a factory reset.
thank you! i finally got this thing to work after nearly 6 hours haha.
just one last question, now that i have done that, can i possibly reroot again and do it correctly this time if i were to want to?
Or was what i did essentially a ROM onto itself? if that makes sense?
It seems your problem wasn't actually flashing the ROM, you just did something along the way of making a backup. I'm sure if you give Liberty a try you will really enjoy it.
And believe me I panic'd alot when I first rooted my phone too but you will definitely get used to it and love it. Just make sure you check the clockwork folder on your SD to make sure you have a backup this time before you do anything!!
If you have any questions I'd be happy to help you if you hit me up at twitter.com/arizzxo
I get e-mail's sent to my phone so it'd be much easier for me to respond quicker.
yeah i did really like Liberty, but it wouldn't upload my contacts from facebook for some reason and that irked me because without that syncing i only have like 5 actual contacts on my phone haha
It's actually better than the Blur sync though because it actually updates your contacts photos
so just to make clear, when i eventually get to reinstalling liberty and i want all my contacts, if i do that facebook thing that you said... will it give me all of their numbers back that it currently does when im stock?
When you got the bootloop after using the Maderstcok zip all you had to do was do a factory recovery data wipe (hold power button and home key down), then you're good.
There is always a simple way to achieve what you are trying to do... you just have to slow down and do a little reading. I hope you also did a backup of your Liberty rom. And of course you will make a stock backup this time...
But regardless of whatever problems come up it should take no longer than 20 minutes to fully resolve.