This is a useful guide and I've managed to get to the point where my phone is recognised and in download mode. But when I try to download the software to it I always get to about step 8 of 100 and then it says 'skip to armprg fail!' . What does this mean and why will the software not download to the phone?
This is the only way I have of getting my Blade running again so would be really grateful for suggestions.
try reinstalling the latest drivers - that probably means it can't get the phone to load the temporary bootloader (armprg). Have a look here aswell. Make sure you have unzipped all the files properly.