So, I've recently rooted via the 1-click method and I now want to try a custom ROM. I've tried to read many, many posts but I still have some questions. 1. I'm still not quite clear on how much will be "wiped out" when I flash a new ROM. Is it similar to when I did the OTA 2.1 upgrade? Will I lose all of my installed apps? 2. I thinking of trying xtrSENSE. In looking through the info for that ROM, it's a bit hard to distinguish what's current info and what's info that has evolved over time as the different releases have come out. Is there a single, reliable place to go and be sure I'm getting just the latest info? 3. When I did the 1-click process, I got confused about when to use Vol Up+Power and Vol Down+Power. Can someone explain what each one is for? For example, when I used one of them (can't remember which) I got a screen which I did not really understand. It said "HBOOT" and a number of other things on it. Is there an explanation of this screen somewhere? 4. I assume "personal" data on my SD card is safe? For example, photos? Or is there the chance I will lose all of that too? 5. How about SMS messages? Do I need to back those up too if I don't want to lose them? Thanks for all of your help!!