While there are a few existing threads not many of them seem to answer questions I think a noob has after, of course, "why should I? " 1. Do you HAVE to get a rom specifically designed for your phone? 2. If so whats a good one to get that goes up a few versions from android 2.2.2 on an LG Vortex (Verizon)? 3. If not, whats a, in the replyers opinion, a good rom to try to go up from the 2.2.2? Yes I am a noob but, but I was able to get my phone rooted and install getitnowmarkiting's recovery loader thingy working flawlessly. I know those are basic noob questions but I am pretty confused on custom romming from everything ive been reading. I can follow directions, so only minimal spoonfeeding is needing. I would like to put this out there as a discussion, for noobs and vetranes(sp?) of this forum too.