I got this phone almost a year ago in Japan. I'm living abroad in a pretty rural area and it was my only choice. I put up with it for now but I've been finding it to be pretty laggy and slow. Often times when I'm just browsing the web it will hang and drop me back to the home screen.
I figure its just poorly setup out of the box and so I've been wanting to get it modded, rooted, whatever. Just make it efficient and faster. I also notice t he battery tends to drain extremely quickly.
So my question is, how can I root it? Once I root it, what should I do? Is there some program or mod I should look out for? Seeing as it is a Japanese phone on the Japanese network, will rooting it or modding make it incompatible with the network or ruin any features? I don't particularly use anything besides my email, text and browsing the web. I know Japanese people love to use their phones as a card/wallet to pay for stuff. If that gets cut, I don't care.