OK I've never done this before so it took long enough and I needed a few extra tries due to HTC Sync issues and using powershell on my XP instead of cmd. I finally got the root to work and selected to do a nandroid v2 backup. One of the questiosn I still have is, What's the difference between the nandroid back up and a recovery image? Off to try a custom rom. Wish me Luck!