Hello Everyone. I have been working on this since Monday... I've visited multiple forums, tried TONS of crap, and nothing is working. In particular, it seems to me that unlocking the bootloader so I can install a global Rom is the way to go. I can't get the bootloader to unlock. I go to the SDK folder, have my phone attached after removing the battery and going into fastboot before connecting it to the USB. I type into the command prompt: fastboot flash unlocktoken Unlock_code.bin ...where I have put my bin file, and the cms prompt gets stuck on sendi.g the unlock token. It freezes and won't do anything else. My phone has the status bar but it doesn't fill. If I unplug from usb, I get the message that it failed because there are too many links. I've combed all sorts of forums and finally decided to post and beg for help in this one. I bought the rezound because I read it was gsm compatible (dual band) and that it was an awesome phone for my price range. So I went with it. Now I'm ready to throw it in the road. I don't care if I get it ROM'ed, rooted, etc... I just want the damn thing to be able to work so I can make calls and acces the internet. I'm on the WiFi on it right now to even be able to post this, up the street from where I live. Can someone please help? I'm at my wits end. I give up... Other info: Using windows xp for all of my stuff -latest java installed, HTC sync was ran and drivers are installed so I uninstalled HTC sync afterward -my phone is currently stock ICS 3.14.605.12 710RD. -stock hboot 2.25 -i have tried the manual approach using the SDK and also a script written by fenguepay on another forum to unlock the bootloader. Both end with the same result. -I also bought a "sim unlock code" for like $15 off the internet. I insert my net10 sim, turn it on, but there's no place ANYWHERE to unlock the phone from Verizon (i think I got ripped off at this point). Supposably I should be able to enter that unlock code from the first screen when it boots up but I can't. I'm sorry. I'm so confused about this whole process. And its even worse because I'm a software developer who's in between jobs. Lol. I'm not experienced with mobile development though, as you can all see. I dont have much money and I was hoping that I could actually get a decent phone and use it on a cheap network. That's what I get for getting my hopes up I guess. Please help.