And that's what I read. I know I was probably just asking to brick my phone, but because it seemed silly, I skipped the "1b" flash and just flashed the "2b" recovery. Everything has just been kind of seat of the pants, which is scary since I paid full retail for my phone because I had just upgraded my phone 2 months before the droid came out. I don't know if there is a point or not, but everything seems to be working like it should. ...Not that I am recommending to skip this step as it seems like a lot of people had no problems at all doing it the way by the OP.