Ok, update to issue. Went to a new computer. The computer can find the device and I opened Apploader (as before) and apploader finds the curve, but does not find the OS to install.
DM says there is no OS update? A few times when I have bricked my device, I had to do a little trick. For whatever reason DM just wouldn't connect, but if I started the process without the battery in the phone it worked just fine. Then I put the battery back in before it had the device initialize.
Hey vader just a word to the wise. I had .160 loaded on my wifes curve, and it was horrible. Constant reboots, and freezing. Slow. She was doin a batt pull about 2 times a day. I loaded lyricidal hybrid with .138 and .160 heres the link The man's 8330 hybrid
this is by far the best os i have put on her phone