I am a super noobie. I have a new Optmus V sitting in its box since September. I want to root it so that I can tether, overclock, remove bloatware and do all the other things that I am not be able to do without rooting. However, I am new to smart phones. I have searched the forum for months and still do not have the confidence to try rooting. Can someone please direct me to the latest, easiest, foolproof instructions for rooting. I am fine when I have explicit direction. Here are some of the things that are confusing me: Can I root without activating the phone? What is the difference between Gingerbread and Gingerbreak? Or is this just a typo? I looked at the 'Root without a Computer' instructions. Does this mean I am downloading from the android market? (I suppose this comes on my phone from the factory) It seems some methods require you to download programs to your computer and some require downloads from the market? There seems to be a dozen ways to root yet I am not sure which is the easiest most efficient way. Please help?