So, here I am, four days old on the Verizon network with my new Droid 2 Global. I love it! After switching from T-mobile (practically no service anywhere in Oregon, especially 3G), I definitely have no complaints about the quality of service I am getting in comparison, though I am pretty pissed about all of the extraneous crap that Verizon forces on you with their phones, and there is no way to delete it! WTF, it's my phone... Anyway, what finally tipped me over the edge to consider rooting is the fact that I got a Nook for Christmas, and I can't delete the damn Kindle software from my phone. Which is how I stumbled upon this wonderful compendium of knowledge. I have been wary of rooting, flashing and everything else because of some of the risks, though the though has always ate away at my curiosity since I got my G1 on launch (or shortly thereafter, lol). I have, in short, decided to root my phone, and just experiment with what I can do, though if someone could answer just a few questions I haven't been able to find a clear cut answer for, that would be great! I've narrowed them down to this: 1) What is a launcher (ie. launcherpro)? 2) What is meant by radios? Like the Wi-Fi and Cellular radios? Or something different? 3) What is the difference between themes and ROMs? From what I have gathered, a ROM is like the author's UI in place of the Android's system, and a theme is like a skin for that particular ROM, modifying look but not operation.. 4) I think I figured bootstrapping out.. Basically creating a partition in the memory, bypassing the stock loader and tricking the system into loading an unsigned ROM, like fission for the D2G.. Though I'm not sure. 5) From what I've gathered, Blur is, on top of Verizon's crap applications, Motorola's vision of improvements to the Android OS, mucking it up and eating my memory, but once again, not sure. 6) Once rooted, you can keep the stock Android system, just with more privileges, correct? And with the way the Droid 2 Global ROM scene is, I might just do that for awhile. Anyway, I am not at all experienced with programming and the like, but I have noticed that common sense and a general understanding of things goes a long way with things like this, and with your help maybe I'll be able to answer someone else's questions one day! I am pretty much waiting to figure these things out before I start pushing buttons that I probably shouldn't, plus any other tips that an astute idiot such as myself can absorb.. Well, thanks in advance!