Thanks J-Hop! I will get started on this over the weekend. I did some more in depth reading tonight and started with the whole Microsoft MyPhone thing as my first step. Someone in the XDA Forums mentioned the following:
Backup your settings with either Sashimi or UC (User Customization). I also provide an example script to use to save your email settings in one of the posts below.
Where do I find Sashimi or UC? Also I would hate to have to do all of my Gmail and Yahoo email settings so how do I carry those over?
Your welcome.. but i never heard or used Sashimi or UC.. Microsoft MyPhone is good for me.. and the email thing is a easy set up, so i don't mind doin it everytime
thanks jhop! but I got some questions
If I brick my phone can I get a new one from tmo?
whats the pros and cons in having a new rom?
i don't think Tmo will give u a new one cuhz u void your warranty since u tried to flash your phone with a unofficial ROM.. but like T1 said, there's a slim chance of bricking if u juss follow the directions.
and the pros is that it the "Chefs" takes of the extra bloatware that carriers put on the phones and they might add some flavor to the ROM.. they might also put some extra things on to it.. but the cons are that some of their ROMs can be unstable..