i just signed up here because i have had my moto droid for a few months now and i want to hack it and make it as fast, functional, and unique as possible. Ive read various web site articles on things like rooting, using ROMs, backing up files, overclocking, etc but every article was written by someone who has some basic knowledge of all of this information and was intended to be used by someone with similar knowledge. I am starting from nothing. I kinda know what a ROM is, im pretty sure "overclocking" is Nerd for amping up my processor for added speed, and i really struggle with rooting. If someone could please lay out how to do this stuff from scratch and write a simple guide laying out the benefits of rooting, overclocking, etc and how to get there and write it all as if it were being read by a 5 year old i would really appreciate it. What i really want out of this is for my phone to be as fast as possible while still being at a safe temperature, to have the best/coolest/most functional ROM(theme- i think thats what a ROM is... a theme...), have the best launcher(running helix launcher for now) and to do it all safely. I also need to know what is needed to perform all of these tasks. Things like apps, programs, or hardware.
I know there are dozens of similar threads out there on similar topics and believe me I DO intend to begin searching through them immediately, but i havent yet acquired a good understanding of what i am supposed to do, why i am doing it, and how to do it. PLEASE HELP