Hi everyone! First off, I am a newbie to the Android forums! Second off, I am not computer/Eris/Root/ROM savy at all, so please bare with me! Situation - I have the Droid Eris. I love it, and sometimes hate it! I will have this phone for another year due to my Verizon contract. After looking through these forums, I realize if I want to get the best from my little Eris, I'm going to need to ROM this guy (especially for another year). However, I have no Root/ROMming experience, and not very computer savy, and I was wondering if someone can give me a little step by step. It is currently still using the factory Android 2.1. I want to use the GSBv 1.6 ROM ([ROM] GSB v1.6 | GingerBread 2.3.2 [CM7.0.0 RC1 NIGHTLY][2-18-2011] - xda-developers) for my Eris. I just love the look and what it has to offer. Buuttttt - 1. How do I root it? Do I go online with my Eris with the browser to this page and click on the ROM Download? 2. Where do I go after that? I just have no clue... 3. Will I loose my contacts and pictures? I love the pictures, videos, and contacts I have, and on this thread in the link it says I must clear everything...but I want to keep it! Help! 4. Would I have to redownload my apps? 5. If other versions of this room (1.7, etc) are released, is it an easy upgrade? I mean, and that's really it. Sorry if this is much. I'm excited because I really want to root my Eris to GSB v 1.6! Just don't know how...please help a fellow Android friend that doesn't know much. Thank you everyone!