Total noob and I'm really trying to grasp all this root/mod/rom/theme stuff so I just thought I'd try to clear this up so I can understand a little more fully. I think I get the concept of root access pretty well. I used the RSDLite, SPRecovery method and everything went off without a hitch so I think I'm really comfortable up to the point of having a rooted phone with a working Nandroid backup. Now I'd like to experiment with different ROMs, but I just want to know what I'm in for. Assuming the flash goes well and the phone boots up normally, what will I need to do at that point. Will my apps still be there? How about my contacts, email settings, speed dials, etc? Am I basically starting with a new phone out of the box? If that is the case, how do I go about getting all of my contacts back (i'm assuming i just sync with Gmail?) and getting all of my apps to be there. I tried Sapphire just to see what happens and I didn't even have a Market icon which really threw me for a loop. Sorry to be such a novice here, but I'm really trying to learn more about this stuff so I can love my Droid even more than I already do!! Thanks in advance for your help!