...so I'm going to man up, ask the questions I need to ask and hopefully not be annoying. And then if I see what I want to see, I think I'll root tonight. Btw, a lot of the guides and threads I see are pre-ota2.2....so i dont know if thats the safest way. So..I am going to root using the D2 method here. As I take it there isn't an easier method for the DX right now. Then from there I... 1. Select bootstrap recovery 2. Reboot Recovery 3. When the recovery loads, move down and select "backup/restore"....select backup. 4. Press camera button after backup to reboot. 5. Find a theme. Put on sd card. Right? Do I need to select bootstrap recovery everytime i want to install a new theme before I hit reboot recovery? I know I need rom manager regardless, is it better to backup on RM or Koush? Or both? Titanium backup will save all my apps, even paid apps correct? Is there anyway my titanium backup can be erased? And so all my contacts are automatically backed up to my gmail account or do I do that myself? And so...if I root, do backups, recovery and install the 928droid deodex theme do I really need to worry about bricking my phone? As long a I stick with credible themes. Or can anything go wrong at any given time? I know I'm asking too much but this would pretty much clear all the fog above my head. Thanks if you have the patience to answer.