Hello all, had a OG droid since it's release, but never rooted. Got the GN and played with unlocking the bootloader and rooting. I then brought it back to stock (locked/unrooted) so I could return it due to a screen issue. So now I have a new stock GN. I'd like to unlock and root this one because I'm interested in wifi tethering, nova launcher and ad blocks.
I wanted to make sure I new the process back and forth so I can troubleshoot issues. I hacked my Dell mini 10 so I could run OSX...I know, Mac...oh well, it works for me. So besides terminal commands and the like, rooting is new for me.
How do you recover or flash...update things without having to re-root? From what I gather, if I do an OTA, it will reset the GN to factory, unless I do som custom ROM, then all bets are off. I might wait for the OTA 4.0.3 update and then root. But I've seen others install the radio update while rooted. Can someone point me in the right direction with CW recovery, how it works?
I'm not planning on any ROMs just yet, but I'd like to get more familiar with how to get all the benefits out of this phone. So far, I really love the GN, despite some of it's quirks.