Although I believe I understand the general idea, I am not 100% clear on the difference between bootloading and rooting. Rooting: Admin privileged with OS already installed Bootloading: New OS? All I think I really want to do is have tethering, and some sideloaded apps. Is all I need for that rooting. If so, the atrix should be fine right? It can be rooted, just not bootloaded? I don't think there is any need for overclocking as its a dual core, and I don't think I really mind moto blur. I am curious about the samsung galaxy s2 though. When is it going to be coming out in the us? Let me know if some of what I am saying is wrong, doesn't make sense, etc. And please share your thoughts.