I purchased my first smart phone recently. An android Virgin Mobile Optimus Elite. I definitely like the phone but am already curious about rooting the device. The only reason I want to do this is to overclock the cpu and hopefully make a few of the games I have run a bit smoother. So a few questions. Is flashing the ROM necessary if all I want to do is overclock? Will I lose any installed apps/games if I root? Thanks and any additional comments or info I'm not yet aware of would also be appreciated!