"When you do achieve service, remember to go to LGNPST and do something known as NVBackup. It restores all of the settings, including the meid the esn so you won't have to do that all again. All you would need to do when you go back to restoring service would be just NVBackup and a prl lol. Saves loads of times. It should really be one of the first things mostly Every user on here should do after rooting and installing LGNPST correctly. Saves so much time instead of going to install qxdm and whatnot lol." is there some way to get this info, and any other data that would be needed to keep my phone operational (calling, texting, web), BEFORE I try to root? just in case I mess up like some others have done.