So I was thinking that we need a "foundation" thread here for absolute noobs to rooting, et al. Sort of like learning your ABCs before you can write words, and writing words before you can write sentences, etc. (General knowledge leading into detailed information.) I'm a noob myself, but I'd really appreciate it if folks could chip in (sequentially) with explanations, etc. I've seen lots of very helpful, well written guides here, but they lack operation definitions (like, "flash this file"- I'm thinking- WHAT does flash mean, and then, HOW do I do this?) There's so much jargon here that it's hard for a noob to really learn the basics. Of course, this is just a suggestion, so chip in if you want, Experts. Thanks!