I'm tempted to root but haven't tried yet. Is there a program I can use to back up the current state of the phone the way I have it and is there a tutorial for noobs? I'm assuming there is so that you can flash it back to a stock image if you have to. Last time I did any modding on a phone was my TP2 when Android was first coming out. Last question....what are some of the key benefits of rooting besides having the ability to tether? Any major benefits?