Just out of curoisity. I was a bit hesitant at first, the last phone i had was a 5 year old lg phone. So i came from that to something like the evo 4g. I used the 3 step root process that can be found [Program] SimpleRoot .1 ---- 3 Click Root w/ nand unlock!! - xda-developers This took around a half hour. After that I just flashed fresh .5. Its so much faster than the stock version of the phone and less bloat ware. Whatever you do need that not installed is put on the sd card anyway.