As you can see from my question I am new to rooting. I am about to get a HTC device (either the Desire or I wait until next month and get the Desire HD). Now I am wondering what actually happens with all the apps and widgets that come with Sense UI. I assume none of them will work anymore once the Desire is rooted? Or will they stay and still be useable? Can you download them somewhere again from HTC for example and install on a rooted device? I heard of custom Roms that will let you root the device and still use some HTC apps. Is that correct or is there no such thing? Finally, a question that might be a bit of speculation currently. With HTC introducing the new www.htcsense.com website with features such as SMS backup for life, contact editing, app shop, etc.... some of the stuff like the SMS backup sound very interesting but now I am wondering if these features will be available for rooted devices. Anybody has any ideas about that? Would be kind of unfair if rooted devices could not use this HTC service.