I'm not asking for explanations. I work in IT, and have for 15 years. I fully understand rooting, and it's purpose. But I'm stuck at using the backup and how to install home screens (I hope I have the right terminology) like Smoked Glass. My biggest concern is "can i restore back to factory default if something goes wrong"? And how? I'd like to be able to use my phone as a modem/router for my laptop. It's my understanding that I need to root it to do so. However, once it's rooted (and it is currently), how do I go about doing this? I know how forums work. I'm 'that' guy right now. I just need something concise and readable. The last thread I looked at was 97 freakin pages long and I'd prefer to not read all of that for the 1 page worth of significant data I need. Can someone offer me some assistance?