Hi. I've had my DX for a year now and I'm ready to try rooting it. I'm reading all I can find about rooting (although most of the instructions assume the reader knows terminology like "bootloading", "SBFing", "flashing", etc. I'm trying to learn). I'm a little apprehensive because this is my only phone and I've read dozens of posts by users having frustrating problems trying to root.
One thing I'm curious about is backing up everything before rooting. I know how to copy the SD card data to my computer but how can I back up stuff that's not on the card? Also, after rooting would I have to set up all my accounts again, like email, Facebook, Twitter, Groupon, etc.? And would I lose all my accumulated text messages? Most of the instructions I see don't address these issues.
Thanks for any advice.