Wasn't sure if I should put this in a new thread or in the Ask Questions thread so please feel free to move it where it should go. I want to root my Ally, but I am unsure of the steps and i'm worried about screwing up my phone, but being a techie kind of guy, curiosity is getting the better of me and i've already taken steps to root at some point. I loaded a copy of Ubuntu on a spare computer I have (nice OS btw) and started familiarizing myself with the terminal and such. I've also read the other threads with the directions and am trying to figure out exactly the order of things, how exactly to backup properly, when I should have the phone plugged in, not plugged in, etc. But here's my dilema. I don't quite understand the benefits of rooting at this time so i'm going to ask a few, probably stupid, questions. Once I root this thing, what can I do with it rooted right now? Will it give me the ability to remove some of the stock garbarge apps I couldn't remove before, like Socialite, Amazon, MySpace, etc. or will I still have to wait for some other root capability to remove those things? Besides the junk apps, what other things can I do with a rooted phone? And probably most important, when Android, Verizon or LG releases some kind of update, will having my phone rooted prevent me from installing those updates or will I be able to go back to a non-rooted phone in order to install any updates and then root back? I'm just trying to make sure I don't shoot myself in the foot here because my phone really has run perfectly and I don't want to hose it up just because i'm naturally curious about rooting and I go and do something stupid.