I've had my Thunderbolt for about a month now. I really like the stock interface, but want to root the phone primarily so I can get rid of the bloatware and have free mobile hotspot. I would be fine with a stock ROM that simply was rooted so I could remove the bloatware and have the hotspot.
Are there any one-click roots that you would recommend? Any others? I take it I need to backup any apps I paid for already? Are the ROMs all based on 2.2 or are there any 2.3 ones out there?