**SOLVED** Everything restored and works now. Thank you so much for this guide. My problem is that it lists my tab as "gadget serial" in zadig and then just ends up aborting the driver installation. Windows 7 32bit. Any ideas? Also windows keeps telling me it does not recognize the USB device. FML? **EDIT** Drivers are installed now but the screen on the tab is stuck at a phone with a exclamation triangle going to a pc? Grrrr....... **EDIT** it appears I have completely lost download mode......... Halp?