Hey, I've been a long user of BB for quite about 4 years.. I recently jumped on a sweet deal for an Incredible 2 for FREE from VZW... and now I'm sitting here with a few questions. how can I get rid of all the VZW bloat, I really don't want the girlfriend or kids grabbing my phone and getting me a new $10 game that I don't want or something, also, I don't want to use this Friendstream widget, I only use facebook... and most of all, my phone needs notifications from facebook. I don't care what everyone's gripe is that hour. But, I do need to maintain contact... Friendstream and the friendstream widget are not uninstallable, plus... all of the VCAST and everything else that came preinstalled on the phone are not uninstallable as well... I simply need all of my E-mails, texts, and facebook bs to come to my phone, browsing, music... General phone things... I need to pick my apps, not them pick me. I've been reading about rooting the phone, is that what I need to do? How do I (free of charge) back up the phone to an SD card or my computer in case something goes wrong? and also, after successfully getting this device where I want it, how do I create a backup of important data in case something goes wrong in the future.