I messed up. I know that. I don't need criticism, because after all the trouble I've been through and the trouble I'm probably going to have to go through, I've learned my lesson. I will back it up next time. Ok. I have a Droid 2. I rooted it, but left it stock. It has wanted to update for awhile, but won't since I rooted and deleted the bloatware, without backing it up first. I finally decided that I would like to update it, so I figured I would restore the bloatware. I then seen a way to load a rom with a newer OS, so I decided I would try that. I downloaded the Droid 2 (2.3.20) Deodexed Update.zip format: from here. I decided to backup my current installation, and tried to boot into recovery mode. When I tried that (by holding x while powering on) it showed the Android with the exclamation point in the triangle. I could only get out of it by pressing Shift-Alt-Del to reset. I then learned that some phones go into recovery by pressing the volume up while powering on. I tried that, but it stuck at the Motorola M. I turned it off, then turned it back on, and got to a screen with white letters (like a DOS or Unix command prompt) and it said to plug in the USB. I tried that, but nothing happened, and I couldn't select anything. I battery pulled the phone, and it reboot normally. I haven't been able to get to this since. I found a suggestion that I should install Rom Manager. I downloaded and tried that. It gave the option to flash the recovery rom, but all it did was reboot my phone. I tried holding x again on reboot, and a status bar started to go by the android guy before turning into an exclamation point in a triangle, and automaticaly rebooting my phone. I tried it a few more times, but the same thing. I then booted the phone normally, and tried various things with Rom Manager. Rebooting while holding X doesn't bring the progress bar anymore, but just the android with the exclamation. I tried loading the sdk tools and attempted to reboot and load it with fastboot, but it just hung saying "waiting for device." I have no idea what to do.