isyntax, maybe your question should be in a new thread of it's own. But since you asked here is my opinion: First get a microsd card - you need it for backup/restore Do root + clockworkmod (don't do google market yet) then do a backup using clockworkmod relabel the backup --- "Out of the Box" or something (it will be /sdcard/clockworkmod/backup/some.date.thing) Then play with AppsLib and toy with apps. take notes of the keeper apps (lot of junk out there) Then get back to clockworkmod and try a restore. Get comfortable with backups and restores before you go with Google Market or install Watery or HCV9 or Cyanogen etc. Then have fearless fun --- Google Market, Watery etc I have a dozen backups and move the older ones out to the PC. I can "restore" to Coby, Watery, HCV9, Cyanogen, Coby+Google Market and more counting date stamp versions. Four months and I'm still in the test and try mode. I still haven't found the "perfect one" but I'm having fun.