so this allows us to do an actual root on the ota 2.1 without the chance of bricking my phone
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Root means you gain access to the directories that Vz doesn't want you to have. From there you can add things they don't want added. And from there you can do things they don't want you to do. And you can do all this with the Vz version of 2.1 ESE81.
The key is to make darned sure you follow each step correctly. Read the instructions. Don't use context and second guess what you think the step says. Read it. Follow it. Get on with your life.
And if you screw it up, go to the Rescue Squad and ask for help. They are a lot more patient than the users in the hacks forum.
I'm not encouraging you to do anything beyond your comfort level. Only you can decide if you are capable of following instructions and noticing spaces between letters (they are really small and easy to ignore). Remember that computers only understand 0s and 1s. They don't know how to add 1+1 and get 2. Don't try to get into any gray areas. Just follow the steps. If you screw it up, take responsibility...you screwed it up. Go back and read the steps and figure out where you screwed it up.
That whole process of going stock was an experiment because I kept reading other posters wondering if they should do it. I did it and posted my experience. I asked if others were doing it to see if we could get more expereinces to share for those noobs so they could make up their minds. I think I gave it a fair shake and I posted my observations and several have thanked me for it.
I am not a highly technical person...but I am willing to take some risks that might benefit others. That's about all I have to offer in these forums. Just trying to give back because this forum has been so generous to me.