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    Root or Wait Until 2.2??

    Hey guys I've got a Moto Droid running stock 2.1.1 and I need some help!! Should I go ahead and root it now or wait another month or so till froyo??!!

    Thanks,
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    Even if Froyo is head over heels better than what we have now, I will always stay with an OS that I have root access to. I like the flexibility that it allows.
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    That's purely up to you.

    What are you looking to get out of rooting?

    Read up on the various roms out there, look at what they include and how they look.

    2.2 looks to offer most of the features available in rooted roms so it will be interesting to see what the rooted scene offers next. Theming lets you customize.

    You can always root now and immediately go back to stock, or play around, get your feet wet, and then go back to stock to get 2.2 later or just return to root to await the 2.2 release.
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    I would root. I'd bet 10 to 1 that a Froyo based ROM will happen for root users before the OTA launch happens.
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    Thanks guys, the only real thing I am hoping to get with root access is the Wifi tether, (which I heard something about it being released with 2.2??) and the customization. So would I be able to root, and when the 2.2 update is released just upgrade over verizon network and go back to stock?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xXbrick84Xx View Post
    Thanks guys, the only real thing I am hoping to get with root access is the Wifi tether, (which I heard something about it being released with 2.2??) and the customization. So would I be able to root, and when the 2.2 update is released just upgrade over verizon network and go back to stock?

    Thanks,
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    Supposed to be, but I'm not wholly convinced that Verizon will allow it to be used. I just dont see the business in it: giving people something for free that they usually charge $30/month for... That debate is for another day.

    Either way, there's no way to know when 2.2 will drop, and I can assure you, the custom ROM guys will have better than that when the official OTA update drops.
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    If you are comfortable with trying it, I say go for it. I think it is a good way to understand how to play and trouble shoot your phone. as far as 2.2, I don't think it will be released until Q4 of this year and it may not have tethering when it is released. It took and extra 2 months for 2.1 to be released and everything it came with was already being used by those that were rooted in a custom Rom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bxrider117 View Post
    If you are comfortable with trying it, I say go for it. I think it is a good way to understand how to play and trouble shoot your phone. as far as 2.2, I don't think it will be released until Q4 of this year and it may not have tethering when it is released. It took and extra 2 months for 2.1 to be released and everything it came with was already being used by those that were rooted in a custom Rom.
    I agree, if anything else, rooting forces you to learn a lot about your phone in a short timespan!
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    Alright guys thanks, I think I'm about to try and root using the sbf thing, I'm scared I've been doing my research and I'm great with computers and technology, so hopefully I don't brick my phone....

    Any final tips??

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