I apologize in advance for my stupidity of needing to post this thread. I'm at my limit with my Eris. I was getting all excited to upgrade next month but now because of certain circumstances, I don't think I'm able to. So either till I'm eligible to upgrade, or have five hundred bucks to fork over, I need to find a way to deal with the phone I have. Everywhere I read, root sounds like some amazing answer. And I like to think myself as tech savvy, but when it comes to rooting, I know absolutely nothing. Even the "rooting for dummies" thread had me confused. So I'm asking if it would still be a good idea for me to do, or if I need to be more knowledgeable and should hold off.