Hi DroidForum, After doing some homework and research on the topic, I have decided to go ahead and root my phone but I seem to have run into a couple of technical difficulties, and also in need of some clarification. I tried going to alldroid.org to obtain my root because it seems this the place where everyone goes to get their "update.zip" file to begin the process. Unfortunately the site seems to be down, and I don't know of another site that has this file that can help me get started. Any other suggestions? I have read something about using a dmupdater to root your phone, would this be a good alternate choice? I was looking online at tutorials but it seems like the ones I have read have you follow up with installing a ROM right afterwards. Also I am going to be doing this on a Mac instead of PC, is there any special procedures that I should know of before I get started or is it pretty much the same process as in the PC. I am not tech savy at all, just your average Joe who goes to school, loves sports, and likes to play video games lol. This will be my first time doing anything like this to a phone so I am a little worried of the risks involved, but the things to gain seems to good that I have to make this jump.