I've got some simple questions regarding rooting the EVO that I've been unable to find definitive answers to (and I've looked...a lot). Hopefully posting a new thread, even with basic questions, will help other noobs like myself. Thanks for all the help...this forum is awesome! (BTW, I'm typing this at work while watching a baseball game on my EVO via SlingPlayer...the kickstand makes it extra convenient. This phone absolutely rocks!) 1. Like many other new users, I'm really only interested in rooting for free wifi and (perhaps) cpu overclocking/battery save. I know you can get this and other features via "root only" apps from AppBrain. My question: is "simple rooting" (i.e., Unrevoked 3 and/or SimpleRoot) sufficient for this? 2. If the answer to #1 is "Yes", what is the best way to accomplish simple rooting? Most threads seem to advocate Unrevoked 3, but I've seen many references to SimpleRoot...and from the screen shot it does look pretty simple, just 4 steps with nice buttons. 3. If the answer to #2 is Unrevoked 3, where exactly are you supposed to get this? I went to www.unrevoked.com, but this site appears to be broken...if you click the picture of the Evo (or any of the other phones) you just get a page error. I also found a link on Android Central (HTC EVO 4G Unrevoked 3 Rooting Instructions - Android Central Forums), but I'd feel better knowing which one was considered "gold". 4. Most of the rooting tutorials recommend backing up your phone beforehand...sounds good. I downloaded the most recommended backup app (Titanium Backup) but it says it requires root access to use...a nice Catch-22! Also, the rooting tutorials require HTC Sync, which is supposed to be on the device already...but I don't see it in my apps folder. Where do I get this? And will backup via Titanium or whatever preserve my customized scenes, background, etc.? Like most of you, I've put some time into this getting it just right...I would hate to lose it but will suck it up if I have to. 5. Once you accomplish rooting, which is considered to be the best wifi tethering program? I don't mind paying/donating to get a superior root wifi app, especially if I'm saving $30/month. Also, will root wifi allow connecting multiple devices like the Sprint Hotspot (that supports 8)? If root wifi will only support one device, I may just go ahead and stick with Sprint Hotspot...there are many occasions when multi-device hot spot capability comes in handy (during a blackout for example). 6. Finally, it appears that rooting isn't "sticky"...if another OTA Android update is pushed out, do I need to go through the rooting procedure again? Or is refusing the update the right thing, and if so how do I keep up to date? I know these questions are answered in various places, but I've looked and I just can't get 100% clarity on them. Thanks again!