Ok, after waiting patiently for 2.1 I've decided to throw in the towel and root later tonight. Now I want to run some questions passed you root experts. I know this has all been covered before, but I searched these things and there is just too much info returned. I don't want to lose any settings, data, desktop layout, etc. From what I gather I can safely root and not worry about this. Loading a custom rom is where I end up losing settings and layout, etc. Is this accurate? What would be the best method to root and have my phone appear to be the same when done? After that is done, what is next? I am going to avoid a custom rom for now, and don't want to change anything or add anything that will be unstable, so I think I'll pass on the active wallpapers for now (can this be done without losing settings?). I think I'd like to be able to set the processor speed so it's higher when active and lower when not so I can get speed and increase battery power. How can I do that as a stand alone function? I also want to add the wifi tether. I've seen a few methods for this as well. Any preferred method? I would like to add the "superuser" privileges I've read about, but then what else? Is there anything else really cool, functional, fun, necessary that is still stable and isn't going to reset my phone? Thanks in advance! Edit: so far Im linking this thread for a lot of the things: http://www.droidforums.net/forum/ha...-phone-2-1-rom-o-c-mm-boot-animation-etc.html Any suggestions or deviations from any of this? Also, I get that I'll be able to backup the phone w/nandroid, but it says I have to flash, is that going to erase data? Wont my backup then be of a rooted droid? How can I make an image of the phone pre-root so I can go back to that quickly if need be and/or or the official 2.1 update?