Sorry it has taken me so long to reply to you - i work 12 hour days + an hours travel to work and then another hour travel back home. by the time i get home i just eat and sleep.
i have been using a dumb phone more or less all week and have now managed to solve the problem thanks to your help! THANK YOU!!
one last question before i call it a night and get some sleep: i would like to purge all my data on my phone, what would be the best way to do this, and if i did this, would i lose root?
is rooting the same process in 4.1.2 and 4.2.2? i think i read somewhere on XDA that 4.2.2 you have to update something in order to use adb again, but am unsure at the moment - my mind is not really fresh and i am a bit foggy.
would i have to push the ROM onto device to reflash it? or can i drag and drop via windows? i have managed to pull all my data via adb already (damn that took a long time!)
i am hoping i am making some sense but if not i will edit/clear up anything that wasn't understandable tomorrow after i wake.
Thank you once again.