I have finally rooted wife's phone. I had heck of hard time with that yesterday, but this morning, it all went quite well. 1st thing to do after, was to install Battery Calibration app and charge phone to 100%, then run calibration. 2nd thing was to get Juice Defender onto it. I'll see later how it all works - interface basically looks identical to OEM one, less annoying Verizon and Bing intrusions - but here's word on battery life. I had that phone unplugged from charger at around 10 or so am. Even with wife using it as usual, and me checking on it once in a while, I had battery at 90% by the time she left for work. That was at 5pm. That phone has never ever been so good on battery life. Thank you all for your help and patience. Please, keep in mind, that this thread has 2 links to 2 installs possible. one is install by pastorbennett and one is install by txwolf1980. maybe, guides, not installs, but there's extra programs involved in 2nd one. anyhow, 2nd one is more time taking, but appears to be more thorough. your call what to use.2nd route took me maybe 30 minutes total this morning.