ok, I got the X. I'd like to root it, because I want to enable the wifi hotspot without Verizon being involved. I also prefer having control over my stuff, and pretty much hate Verizon's crippling and/or forcing crapware down my (our) throats). Soooo... being this was used phone, do I need to do a factory reset? Will that mess up the activation? There were a lot of apps (some free, some purchased) on the phone when I got it, when I activated it, the OTA programming wiped everything out - all the apps, gone! WTF? What needs to go, and be replaced by 3rd party stuff? On my old WinMo (Omnia) phone, I loaded Spb Shell and a 3rd party GUI that was a copy of Sense UI. I gotta say, I like the clock and weather of the Sense. Is there any way to get that on the X? Any / all info, tips or particulars for maxing out the X are appreciated.