So I did my reading (obviously) before starting this post and I think I got this process all figured out, but before I root and brick my phone, I would like some confirmation from the more technically inclined people. Basically today my phone $hit the bed and I got the "congratulations upgrade!" message and all my apps FC and all my data is lost, and the phone can't see the SD. FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF...............CCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKK Anyways, I have been playing with the idea of root for a while now and since I now have to do a factory reset i thought it might be appropriate (plus the inconvenience of all this puts an exclamation point on NEEDING Titanium Backup or Nandroid. What I want to get out of root: Access all my files, even the hidden ones Full back ups Root only apps What I have no interest in: Custom UIs, ROMs, kernels, etc. Is it possible to just root it and be done or does rooting involve all that flashing and roming and other nonsense? It seems like one could just turn s-off and get superuser or something right?