Hi, I rooted my galaxy mini for one reason only, (did not know the benefits of rooting) I wanted to lift the network lock. I live in Ireland, my provider is Meteor, they want mad money from me to switch providers. I have learned a lot about how rooting works from some really nice people on here. I did not want to keep bugging them with my endless questions so I taught it would be a better idea to start this thread asking the following questions. 1. can rooting remove the network lock.? 2.can my phone support apps normally not allowed.? 3.what are the main benefits of rooting.? 4.if all else fails is it safe to unroot my phone.? I apologize if I failed to find answers in the forums which i did find very helpful. Thank you to everyone who takes part in this site from the guys above, to the newbies (like me) who ask the questions that get us the answers.