I just did a permanent root of 2.2 with shiftrr. Now question is - can I just upgrade to the standard 2.3, and make some mods so sense works properly, or do I need to upgrade to a custom rom to keep my root? From what I have read an OTA will mess with the root. From what I have been reading, do a batch backup of just Backup of All user apps. How should I also do a complete backup of everything? Do I need to? How do I get my messages and contacts backed up? I just want to download a rom that is tested and is not buggy. What is a popular one? Supreme Sense v7 ? I don't really need anything fancy - just the ability to keep my root. MIUI looks great also. I want something simple to install. What is clockwork? Will my Sprint services just...work? How does that get up and running? New at this, some I would appreciate some feedback.