Okay, so I'm looking at rooting my HTC Desire. First time, starting from the branded Android version that came installed on the phone. Being a cautious sort, here's where I stand: I've read the Desire rooting FAQ and the guide to rooting with unrEVOked. I've downloaded RUU_Bravo_Froyo_TELUS_WWE_2.25.661.2_Radio_32.49.00.32U_5.11.05.27_release_151557_signed.exe and OTA_Bravo_Froyo_TELUS_WWE_2.25.661.2-1.29.661.1_R_release_Pf7sjzjrgcmpsve12.zip from shipped-roms.com and checked the md5sums. My phone is from Telus, running their branded Android, and the version numbers are: (from Hboot) RADIO-5.11.05.27 (from Settings -> Software Info) Build number 2.25.661.2 CL262967 release-keys So it looks like I have the right RUU to recover if anything goes horribly wrong (or if I just need to return the phone to factory condition to get it serviced for some reason), right? Should I worry about the fact that the RUU says Radio_32.49.00.32U_5.11.05.27 and my Hboot info doesn't have the 32.49.00.32U part of that? Is there any way to test the RUU to know for sure that it'll install if I need to? Also, am I right in thinking that I don't need a goldcard in order to restore with the RUU, or is there some reason I should make one? And I see that unrEVOked will replace the default recovery with ClockworkMod Recovery... if I have to go back to the RUU, will that revert the default recovery as well, or is there a separate procedure for that? And then if rooting succeeds I can simply boot into my new ClockworkMod recovery and make a "Nandroid" backup before I flash any roms... so if the flash fails I can restore the whole system from that, and it'll still be rooted and have ClockworkMod Recovery on it. Unless I've misunderstood. Anyway, I think that should be everything I need to verify before I do the rooting. I'll save my questions about partitioning the SD card for App2SD+ and how to choose a ROM for another post. Thanks!