So I don't even have an android phone (yet) and my buddy just moved from an Iphone to a hero. He is a little dissapointed with the responsiveness of the phone. So I looked up tips and tricks and came to the conclusion that he needs to root his phone. Am I correct, I need to get htc sync for the laptop. Then the prekitchen with the patch Root the phone with the prekitchen. Then I can flash fresh 1.1 (seems to be the ROM of choice) Couple of questions, is backing up easy, and an option I will see during the process? Am I missing anything?