I have read the how too in this section, and from the "Root Eris " there seem to be two way to do the rooting. since this one seems easier for a noob like me, i will stay these steps. It is a new phone for me so i dont have many contacts, to save and i have a spare blank SDcard to swap out. so can i just root the phone and not use the back up steps, the way they are posted? and what is Aloysis? do i need that and what version? how do i add it if do need it/or want it? last item when a fix does come out from Verizon will it over write my new root?