I'm happy to say that after a bunch of reading and preparation, I rooted my phone through the 2.2 method on the XDA site. I still just have a couple of questions about rooting though, and about that method in particular. Sorry for the jumbled and unorganized order. Following the instructions blindly, I don't think I understood a few things. Did I just unlock the nand in 2.1, then flash a rooted 2.2 ROM onto my phone? When you install a ROM, does that include the kernal, radio, etc. with it? Because after doing the rooted 2.2 process with everything stock and rooted, I installed a custom netarchy-toasted kernal. However, I don't remember installing a stock kernal when flashing 2.2. If I choose to install a different ROM, will the kernal be replaced as well? Assuming hboot is the white screen with the skateboarding androids, is hboot installed by default on android phones, but only accessible with an unlocked nand? I also don't understand the difference between hboot and recovery. I was initially under the impression that the white skating android screen WAS recovery, but then I discovered the clockwork recovery mods. Sorry for all the questions, I just have an obsessive urge to be completely familiar with all aspects of something before I really tinker with it. Bless whoever makes the effort to respond to all of this!