[Q] rooting phone = deleting everything?
I'm seriously considering rooting my phone, only because I'd like to get back some of the memory taken up by a million useless T-Mobile and Samsung apps. I'm tired of having to remove apps I actually like in order to put new apps on my phone, and I'm tired of getting notifications that crapware I never even open has been updated. I'm kind of at that break point where if I have to install/reinstall the OS, reconfigure all my settings, reinstall all my apps, and restore my contacts/messages/emails, it's not worth it.
Can I root my phone without having to do all that, or without first having to downgrade to Gingerbread? If the answer is yes, I can find the appropriate rooting guide, unless someone wants to point to a good one.