Rooting & removing "bloatware"
Just picked up my Droid X. Do not like that I can not remove Apps I do not want to use (skype, BB, to name 2). How do I go about rooting the phone via my laptop and then removing/renaming the unwanted apps? Also by rooting the phone will this enable me to use the phone as a wireless modem to connect to the internet without paying extra for a service I already have?
Don't remove the Bloatware
Do not remove the bloatware entirely or else your phone will not be able to receive the next update. Just root the phone back it up (titanium back up PRO) Pro cost's 5.99 but it is worth every penny. Go into pro and "freeze" them they will still show up in your drawer but can not be opened and will not run in the backround.