Hey there Gryff.
Welcome to Android Forums.
Just so you know, there's at least a couple of us "old" folks here (I'm a little over 45 myself), so you're not alone here.
I see that you've found and posted in the Wildfire S section, so hopefully the good folks over there can help you get your phone rooted (and of course, stay off your lawn!
) Best of luck to you!
There's a whole lot more here at Af as well, so take a look around and enjoy the forums. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask - we'd be happy to help.
Thanks for taking the time to introduce yourself. Happy posting!