I'm sure everyone here is sick to death about people asking about rooting a phone. I've done a lot of google searching this morning and spent a great deal of time looking around, but I'm not able to find exactly what I'm looking for.
First off, I'm a brand new Droid user. I upgraded from a BB Storm I, to a Motorola Droid X the day it was released. I have to say that I'm VERY pleased with the phone. It has taken a little while to get used to (as with anything), but I've finally got it set the way I want it setup and it is running great (LOVE LauncherPro, btw!).
So, this morning... I see one of the many utilities that have come and gone that allows you to easily root your phone with the click of the button. (Forgot the name... it is the one on the main page, currently.) I know that 2.2 is coming and I'm eagerly awaiting it, as I've heard a lot of great feedback about it. So, here are a few of the questions I'm looking for:
1. I've read that when you root your phone, you won't receive notification that there is an OTA update. Can you still install the 2.2 update and if so, how does you go about doing it? I wouldn't think that rooting your phone would keep your from receiving updates, but I wanna be sure.
2. Is there an option to UNROOT your phone with this method? I know some of the utilities that I have seen allow you to do this, but I didn't think this one did.
3. If I root the phone, is there any chance that it will interfere with any of 2.2 functionality / features?
4. For a new user like me, is there really any reason TO root a phone, since I'm so new to Droid? I know you can access to the core of the phone, but unless I have specific goals in mind (which I really don't... outside of just the wifi tethering) is better off to NOT root?
I know I've heard that it will be harder to root the phone once 2.2 is on the device. The biggest appeal that I have for wanting to root it is using the wifi tethering option. I can tether now using PDAnet's program, but being able to do so wifi would be fantastic.
I apologize for all the noob questions. I'm just not familiar enough with Droid yet to know exactly what it does. I went through the same thing in the BB scene when I was trying to get my Storm to be a half-decent phone. After some research and effort, I began to learn how to run hybrids and leaked OS platforms on there, but I was comfortable enough with it to know if I messed something up, I could easily get it back to stock.
Not so sure on this one.
I appreciate everyone's time.