Okay, I have been at this all day, so I'm just going to break this down for you guys: *I am a beginner, but I have a little experience (if this makes any sense).* Goal - root phone, remove pre-installed bloatware, and download and use the free WiFi tether (that requires the phone to be rooted, of course). [Side note] If there are any custom ROMs available for my device (the LG Optimus L9 [T-Mobile prepaid]) then I may try those, too, but I'm cool with the phone as it is; I just need to tether my 4G to do homework on my computer. Now, my device automatically installed its drivers onto my Windows 8 computer after connecting it and selecting the "LG mode", so I have that down pat, I believe. I have also downloaded the RunMe_L9.txt file, opened it, saved as ".bat" (literally just .bat; nothing else), and ran the file as an administrator, but all I get is a bunch of "path cannot be found" followed by "press any key to continue", ending with "after your phone reboots, you will be rooted. Enjoy." The problem is: my phone didn't reboot, I am still not rooted, and I'm certainly NOT enjoying it. So, I'm thinking it isn't working because I don't have that Root and Restore file downloaded and extracted, but it just seems null at this point since I'll only be opening the RunMe file, right? Also, if that's not the case, how am I supposed to download the required files with NO internet? I downloaded them on my phone and transferred them to my computer, but, for some odd reason, the Root and Restore file isn't something I can "extract" and/or "unpack". So, what am I to do? Does anyone have any suggestions? Please respond as soon as possible, but at your earliest convenience. Thanks in advance, D.