For all intents and purposes I am a newbie. I have had my phone since they were released but have not rooted because out of fear of bricking my phone if I screw up. I bought an iPad and having been occasionally moving my sim chip back and forth between my nexus and iPad and that is just plain starting to get old. I have some questions. 1) can I use my nexus to work as a hotspot with my ipad3? 2) can one misstep while rooting my nexus result in permanently bricking my phone? 3) if rooting is feasible can someone point me to a how-to root for dummies thread? Thanks for your help and hopefully a vote of confidence.