So I have been an apple user for years now. Last week I decided I've had enough. It was a mix of being unimpressed with ios 7 and very disappointed with the new iphone release. So on Sunday I jumped ship and bought a gs4 from verizon. I love it..except for one thing. All the damn bloatware. I would of bought a 32gig if I new that half of my phone would be taken up with useless apps. But I'm stuck with the 16. To get to the point. I want this stuff gone. I know I have to root my phone to do this. My concern is I know nothing about this stuff. I've been reading for hours about how to do it. I still don't feel comfortable. I don't even know how to back up the phone like all the forums suggest I do before I root. So I'm wondering if anyone can help me out. I live in San Diego and would gladly pay someone to root my device for me and give me some advice. I'll also buy you lunch. I also would like to know how to prevent future OTA's once my phone has been rooted. Its refreshing to know all the things I can do with this phone. But it's also intimidating. I've gotten used to apple holding my hand all these years and telling me what to do.