Maybe this is a dumb question, but I couldn't find an answer to this exact question. I want to make sure I know what I need to before I blow $150. I have a rooted Optimus V with virgin mobile and I'm looking to upgrade to the HTC EVO V 4G, but I would like to root this (the HTC) phone brand new out of the box before transfering my number to it and activating it; mostly so I have no data on the phone to lose and so that in the unfourante case I brick it, I still have "my phone". Somebody please put my mind at ease. *edit* after more research it looks like I'll need to activate first...?