I have had my droid since December and I just decided to actually root. I am familiar with all the terminology and such I think. I got the whole rooting process down and finished that I have superuser access and I have made a backup with clockwork. My question now is installing a rom. I have read numerous guides on them. I dont know where I am going wrong. I first tried installing black glass from his website and it booted up but none of the system apps were there and I had no service, no settings, etc. Now I am trying Ultimadedroid and I am getting a boot loop on the ultimate droid screen. It could be I am not doing a factory reset? When I do that does it delete everything on my sd card? Does it mess with my recovery image? Is there a special way to keep things when doing a reset? Then what is the difference with a kernel and a rom? Do you need one to have the other. I have read numerous threads on this but I have not found a definite answer. So just looking for some direct feedback. I appreciate all and any help.