noob just getting into this question...
I'm unrooted stock 2.0.1 right now, I want to root for the wifi tethering, play with overclocking and little things like apps that work on rooted only phones. as I understand it, I don't have to load up a custom rom for those things, just root and load the apps.
so for me being stock and never rooted, will one of these rooted 2.1 zip files be the best way to go? the first page makes it sound like guys have to unroot to do this, then later it sounds like you have to be rooted first and use all this backups. I'm confused.
I just don't want to do the ota update then find a week later when I'm dead set on rooting that I made it harder on myself because I could have just installed the rooted 2.1 to begin with and be down with it.... if that's the case, I have mybackup pro, backing up for me now, will I need to run a different backup app to keep from losing anything?
sorry for all the questions, but this seemed like the best thread to ask them in.
The rom posted here will not work if you do not have a custom recovery image. It is not signed and will fail verification on stock recovery. In order to replace the recovery image, you need root access.
Don't do the OTA update, first root the phone, install a custom recovery (SPrecovery or clockwork), then you can update to this rom posted above or w/e else you want.