Ok, first of all let me state that I am a converted iPhone user who really enjoyed the simple/easy customization that Cydia/Winterboard offer.... Icons, Lock screen, Backround, Boot Screen, Font, Text, etc. I have read some of the stickied posts here and have yet to find a specific answer.
Bascially what I want to know is this:
-Do I need to root and install a new ROM in order to achieve similar results as far as visual customization goes?
-Is there an app similar in function to Winterboard that will manage all of my themes, and other downloaded features?
I only wanted to ask these questions in one forum, and apollogize if this isn't the proper place to seek help. Thanks in advance for any help offered. Ive been browsing the boards for a week or two in anticipation of getting my new device. There are alot of helpful people here and this is easily the best Android community that I've come across.