Thanks for the reply and links. I came across that recovery after posting here. I haven't messed with fast boot previously but I am sure I can figure it out. If you got the time to write up the steps that would be even better.
The Desire 601 is a huge upgrade over the Optimus V. This is my first look at Sense and I am pleasantly surprised. It seems like a well made phone and I haven't come across any problems. The speakers are loud and there is plenty of storage for my needs. I like the option for MicroSD expansion. The Battery life seems decent and the battery is replaceable.
The Desire 601 is (supposedly) getting an upgrade to KitKat 1st quarter of 2014. I was wondering if rooting now would cause any problem receiving over the air upgrades?