Hello! I recently read a post on unlocking the HTC Rezound. This is essentially my first smartphone, although I like to consider myself capable and techy, I'd like to know a bit more before I take this jump with an expensive device. I was hoping I could get some questions answered. 1. What are the benefits to unlocking? I keep hearing terms like s-on, permroot; I know they're all related could you tell me the difference and benefits? (At the moment my primary desire for unlocking my phone is because I've heard it can improve battery life and unbloat the phone --> these stupid Verizon processes that you can't uninstall.) 2. So say my phone is unlocked now, is it all manual OS updates from here on out? Is that as simple as plugging it in and spending a minute or two? (Will I lose all my contacts each time, or just after the unlocking process. <--- Same with pictures, music.) 3. Once the phone is unlocked and I have the phone loaded and working, I will still be connected to Verizon and my two year contract etc won't be voided right? (In an ideal "successful" situation) Thank you so much for your time! I'm very curious about this stuff but lack even the basic knowledge when it comes to smart phone modification. No matter where I look to learn about the topic, the assumed is that you know all of the benefits and inconvenience associated with unlocking already. I do not, and would be very appreciative if you could assist me at all.