I rooted the Rezound by using the sticky guides to first unlock via htcdev then flash the amon ra recovery img.... After that I was able to use my tech savvy skills to clean house (bloatware) & add functionality.... I know its a placebo effect but I'd swear the damn thing weighs less now lol (I know it doesn't) but I've got a whole new appreciation for this device now... The screen looks soooo good, now I've got adfree killing the banners and my regular battery feels like it's a quad strength battery, played some words with friends, played some tron cycle racing & I had over 70% battery left... If you're on the fence about rooting, be very careful when you do it, but DO IT...it's like having a whole new device, I've had a rooted bionic, droid X etc, etc & none of that has made such a nght & day difference as I've seen in the Rezound... just an FYI EDIT: Removed reference to illegal/inappropriate activity. Let's not brag about stuff like that.