Hi all, first time poster. Ok so I have a T-Mobile MyTouch 3G that I just got my hands on. I've been reading up on this device and tried to find ways to get past this annoying Google Sign In. I don't have an data plan with T-mobile, it's only talk and text. And I'd like to play around with it, so I've found this site explaining on how to root a MyTouch G1 and 3G. Now to my understanding, rooting would mean to gain administrative access, at least that's the term we use. But from what the article is saying it's almost like flashing it with a newer version of the firmware. Correct? Which ever it means I just wanna know if it's worth going through the trouble so I can get past that google activation stuff. Thanx in advance.