As of 11:45 I am rooted!! :icon_ banana: Unfortunately I will spend a few dollars to make up for a brain fart.... I didn't backup my paid apps before the root.... by the way, how do you backup Beautiful Widgets?? So, I am running 2.1 rooted (from Pete) and have reloaded Helix1. I plan on sticking with that for a while till I get use to the new abilities that I have with the phone. Before I start getting my apps back I would like some advice or maybe reviews would be a better term. What should I get??? I am looking to get the best "work" apps I can, things like root explorer, titanium backup, apps of that nature. Can you guys help me out???? I really don't want to get a bunch of apps that do a little of what one certain app will do all of.... I am looking to backup my system, apps, and have as much control as I can with as few apps as possible.... Also, feel free to recommend any "can't live without apps" that you have. I am basically starting from scratch and have plenty of time to get the phone like I want it. Another big question, are there any kernels that can be used with Pete's 2.1 stock root? I would also like to do some OCing as well..... Thanks a lot in advance for any help you guys can offer, this forum is great and in info is always great... One more thing, I rooted using Kellex's vid on Droid-Life and it went smooth as butter!!!!!!!