So.. I cracked the screen on my phone. Bought that super extended battery pack n special protective cover to fit from Amazon.. its CRAP! Over the next few weeks I will be going into the land of newb phone. Feel free to advise me as I progress can dang I forgot how I ended up rooting. First step.. gotta save my stuff from my phone. Pics, make a list of aps, etc. I know.. titanium backup youll say.. Then.. I gotta unroot my phone & return it to stock state. Then, gotta order the replacement phone.. Get my updates when I get it before rooting. how do I know im fully updating before rooting? Then gotta root. Last time I had trouble with this when I did it after installing updates. I had to go stock then root. Then, get my wifi native hotspot going on. If those new updates mess this tweak up.. speak now please! If nothing else, some newb will learn from my journey. I'll update you as I progress. Right now im on back up to sd card and reverse rooting. Thanks for your help.