I have an HTC evo running froyo 2.2 i updated sprints latest ota which has drained my battery life and and caused some problems with stock applications such as the internet browser!! i have decided that the stock android software has too many "restrictions". my goal is to build a very smooth running evo from the ground up, uninstalling all the useless crap such as sprint tv and amazon mp3 and the like. more importantly after i root, i would like to be able to limit what applications open themselves, i dont need qik and fring or whitepages running in the background. so now that i am ready to take the plunge, i have a better than average understanding of computers and am failure with a command line. my question is should i wipe my phone to factory default settings before i start the root process? and if i do, where do i find that option in the phone?