Thanks Meter 256
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Los Angeles, CA
I just went through this myself the last couple of days.
Turn OFF USB Debugging. Plug the phone into your PC via USB. A "cd-rom" named Verizon should pop up in your drive list. There's four or five filess in there. Run the one to install the drivers. Once that's finished, you can turn off the phone, then boot it into download mode (I assume you know how) and Odin will recognize the phone at that point. The "cd-rom" drive would not pop open for me while USB Debugging was turned on, so I missed it.
Actually Odin 1.3 didn't see the phone for me, but Odin 1.83 did. I've read 1.7 works as well.
Wiping battery stats has the same influence over battery life as waving a dead chicken over your phone does; none, per Google
If your sig takes up more screen real estate than most of your posts, maybe you should trim it a bit...