Yep, I did it! Started with an unlocked, rooted, S-OFF Evo V according to ramjet73's excellent "Quick and Dirty" guide. Then, flashed my first ROM, Harmonia, as that is supposed to be the easiest to do all of the "Fix everything" steps herein. Flashed all of the updates one by one, and did the QPST PRL update as well (was hoping it would improve my very poor home reception at least a bit, but no such luck). All together, as very much a neophyte, it took me MANY MANY hours of reading and questions to get to this point. I wanted to avoid any errors/problems, and luckily that was the case. As far as I can tell so far, everything works perfectly. I think I'd like to "hold' here for now for the most part...whew!!! Now I have two unrelated questions please: 1. What methods do Evo 3D users (either Virgin or Sprint models) use to improve the battery life. I have Juice Defender (regular and plus) from previously on my Optimus V, so have installed that for the time being. And I would be willing to 'entertain' the idea of switching kernels or whatever it is that works best, but my primary goal is STABILITY, and cannot continue to invest so many hours as I have so far you know? All I'm really looking to accomplish is one full day between charging with low/moderate use, i.e. anything like using GPS would be while plugged to charger. 2. Can someone please point me to threads/sites that offer explicit steps and suggestions to improving the security (read: PRIVACY) of Android phones. When I purchased this Andoid-based device, I only did so because I felt it was currently the best choice of phone OS...NOT because I think Google (and many others) isn't sucking the life out of any concept of genuine privacy. Just being signed in with any Google product apparently gives them wholesale permission to track every click for any purpose these days. Would've MUCH rather had a Firefox OS using HTML 5 instead of all these obscure app permissions also, but it's not ready yet (hoping the Evo will get it when it does come out). But anyway, please, what is available to improve the privacy of these devices, so one is not tracked everywhere they go or whatever they do? Leslie Ann, and all the rest...I don't want to follow in your developer/hacking footsteps in the slightest. But I do immensely appreciate your dedication and talent. Thanks so much!!!