EDIT: PROBLEM SOLVED! THANKS TO JDK33, BUT THIS MAY BE USEFUL TO OTHER BEGINNER ROOTEES(sp?) I WILL KEEP THIS ROLLING THOUGH WITH SIMPLE QUESTIONS, MOSTLY AT THE BOTTOM AND 2nd PAGE. Hello, there - well I'll start with my history with Android. Got my X on launch day, ran the first leak .zip and reverted back to push the OTA onto my phone without a single problem (when the leak initially came out I saved all the appropriate files needed to revert before they were blacklisted). I have never rooted on any version of Android. Mainly because I just wasn't familiar enough with the know-how and I'm not going to Verizon crying because I bricked my phone claiming insurance replacement. SO - heres the run down, I've been working on PCs since 92, mostly Microsoft based, I'm very familiar with anything up to XP Pro, which I run on most of my machines (until I get a hold of a Windows 7 disc - I don't like Vista at all) I'm also very familiar with DOS commands when OSs used to be DOS based. I want to really get into Android and their operating system and learn a lot more about how it all works, after owning a Storm this really is a large step. I've always been running LP and Fancy Widgets to create the Incredibleist UI (the only thing I liked about the Dinc). I've become pretty familiar with navigating around with Astro, and terminal emulator but as you all know only so much can be achieved when not rooted. So now that I've lain out pretty much what I know (now) I want to root my X, which is running the current OTA recently pushed out. I've been browsing xda and looking into the "1 click root" for windows and the Droid 2 root process. The droid 2 process looks more like I would learn more about what I'm doing to the phone opposed to just unpacking a file like the first leak, or "click to root/unroot" for the leaks. I have ADB, which I assume is what "pushes" (a new term for me) files to and from the devise, I've updated everything I could on there even though some said obsolete - something like this I like to be prepared, it paid off when I had to revert. I also have RSD lite which I assume is development program for ROMs? I'm just trying to collect every utility that may need down the road. Ok, since I've explained where I am currently with Android, I would like to know what your opinions are for which route should I take to root this phone. I am well aware of the risk, and I understand that some terms/files cannot be displayed on public forums. I honestly want to learn A LOT more about Android, and without root I've come to halt to what I can manage and install/change. For a beginner with Android but very familiar with Microsoft which route is the safest but at the same time, lets me know whats really going on so I understand the method for future advancements. Thank you for reading my book, sorry its so long but I just wanted to explain my knowledge/or lack of to better familiarize the reader with me. Thanks in advance! - any clarification needed let me know!