Ok, I've been searching for a few hours now on where I should start and the exact steps of what I need to do. Considering how expansive the support for Android/Droid is, I'm pretty sure I've run across the answers to my questions. However, as we all know, there is a lot of "chaff" out there on the internet that can lead the honest truth-seeker astray despite having read the correct information. So I'm trying to get some definitive answers here.
I have a rooted (z4) D2G. I got it a while ago and within bout three days of owning my first smart phone I rooted it and threw a bunch of handy apps on it (TiBu, drocap, SU, Adfree, SetCPU and a few more). I've never tampered with any custom ROMs or anything, so I've never had to flash the phone either. Ever since Gingerbread was pushed to our phones, I have wanted to upgrade it. However, if I have to pick between 2.2 root or 2.3 no root, then I would choose 2.2 root. Luckliy for me, it is possible to root GB. The problem for me is getting there. The other problem is that since it has been so long ago since I rooted my phone, I'm a little hesitant now to mess with it again without VERY clear (dummy-proof) instructions without much technobabble in them.
I tried to "unroot" the phone in z4root then d/l and install the GB update. That didn't work. That's when I started my research. So I've read a lot now on flashing the phone (sbf). But the question came up about losing all user apps, blah blah blah. So I created a batch backup on my SD card with TiBu. I've downloaded the sbf for 2.2. However, I'm not quite sure if my next step is flashing the phone. If it is, I'm still not entirely clear on how to go about it (I've read multiple guides on how to do it, they seem to vary slightly, or be regarding a different Droid phone).
So the bottom line is, how do I go from a rooted Froyo to a stock GB? I am confident I can figure out the process for a one-click GB root. But right now I just want to get to a place where I can have all of my user apps on GB.
Thanks in advance to all the Droid pros out there and sorry for sucking up bandwidth on a question that has most likely already been covered (ad nauseum)!