Okay, going on 18 hours without a useable iPhone but i think i am making progress. I have been sifting through the older forums and i think i realized the problem. My phone is currently on 1.1.1 but its not activated. (My entire story is under the "I really did it this time" post). I read somewhere that the reason i don't have any service is that my baseband is still at 1.1.2. I don't have ibrick or apptapp to get the baseband downgrader. How do i install apptapp, do i need to download and install ibrick first or just double click the apptapp installer without iTunes open. (The only reason i am being so careful is that I had my phone to this point once before and the apptapp installer just froze when my iPhone was in recovery mode and i had to start all over.) I really appreciate the help guys, i am pulling my hair out here.