I think this all sounds great. If we can make it impossible that really opens up our ability to 'explore' different options more aggressively without any worry. I do think it's important to distinguish the difference between doing this via adb and doing this via the SPRecovery. I did the wipe/factory reset option in recovery to see what happened when returning to stock the first time. In my experience it did wipe any 'added' data but left everything else. Basically it was completely back to an 'out of box' state. I had to start up the phone again as if it was the first time. I even had to reprogram it via Verizon's automated dial-in. I'm not sure any of that is important but I didn't want people to be confused by the differences of the two. Good luck on your search and thanks for the heads up when using adb :icon_eek:.