The problem is I have no idea what I'm actually doing. Normally I'm confident enough to do a google search, follow the step by step instructions and boom, problem solved. But I'm very weary with this as I have never attempted anything like it before and I don't know which sites to trust.
I'm also not entirely sure what it means to root my phone. Am I just unlocking it's restrictions and giving me priveleges I wouldn't normally have or does it do more? Does it involve installing a custom ROM or is that over and above what I want? And how will it effect my phone? ie Will I have to install all my apps again? Do I need to do a back up? If so how do I go about doing that?
So please I need some good ol' geekzone friendly advice.