Ok...I'm posting this in here on the advice I got from another thread which can be found here: http://www.droidforum.net/forum/newthread.php?do=newthread&f=13 As I said in that thread....I am currently deployed downrange to a country that I have no service in. I ordered my Droid while I was here. I figured I could mess with it here...load the apps I want on it etc, and have it squared away when I got home. No service means I have no acess to the market area on my phone. All the iPhone users here talk about downloading apps to their iTunes on their laptops then pulling them over to their phones from there. There doesn't seem to be anything like that for the Droid. So...I mount the Droid and start trying to load apps to it that I find online. Problem: Can't do it without some type of file management app like Astro. I look around, and find Astro on a website and download it too my laptop. But...turns out, you need a file management app, to be able to load Astro. So I'm kinda at a catch 22 now. Guy named pyro6128 suggested that I might be able to load things to my phone thru the adb shell on my comp. Being the technologically retard that I am....I have no idea what that is. He also suggested another type of fix, and that was to root the phone and install or have a rom (or have someone make a very simple rom with nothing extra) that has astro installed on it already. Then I would have my file manager and could install any other apks I want. Again...I'm not much of a techno-oriented guy. I typically shoot stuff and blow **** up. But, I do have a guy here that can help me. If anyone can think of a solution I'd sure appreciate it. Right now I have a very sophisticated iPod that I can watch movies on. Sure would be nice to be able to set up my apps so it'd be square when I got back to the States... Bottom line.....How do I get apps loaded on my phone, from my laptop when the phone is in the stock configuration and I have no acess to the web with the phone? ETA: Just in case someone thinks they can build me a ROM (or whatever its called) to fix this, I'm running 2.0.1 cause, again...can't get any service to update. Thanks for listening.