as far as i know i am, thats the PH98IMG correct? or am i still missing the flashing of the kernel. when i read your guide on roms, flashing the kernel using the cmd window at first didnt make any sense cause i had yet to dl adb and fastboot, after reading a few other guides such as the s-off one, i finally figured out what i needed to dl (in short i read the guides thoroughly inbetween customers at work (verizon) and taking care of my 6 month old son who just learned to fully crawl last night, but has been walking for 2 months), however the guide for the kernel still confuses me a bit considering the .zip file that is the PH98IMG contains a boot.img, and the what you have listed in the guide is a boot.img as well, so im still a tad murky on the kernel issues, and most likely if im not flashing that properly, then thats why cm9 wont load for me, and i havent had the time to sit down and sift through your guide and others to help clarify me, and i do appologize for bringing up here when there is a search button, however i dont always have the time to use it like its intended :/ on a side note though, both you mr smith and gray wolf have been more than helpful and patient with me through this stuff, as ive only ever rooted phones, never really done any rom flashing, especially not to this extent, and the root process is fairly clear to me, especially with hasoon2000's all in one root kit, but ive done many other phones with other kits, just not always all in ones. roms on the other hand, yeah...not so clear. and wolf the funny thing is, the only reason i rooted my rezound, which ive been debating it for months, is because i saw a working cm9 build for ics rezound lol, and thats what ive been waiting for.