I've been cruising around with my droid 2 for a while now in stock/standard configuration (ignorance is bliss). I've just had to much going on to mess with the phone until recently. I now have a little extra time and the recent software update from a few weeks ago has made Pandora essentially quit working. I used to listen for hours at a time at work, but now it won't even make it through a single song before the phone crashes. So, I figured now it is finally time to root this puppy. Plus, it would be nice to get rid of the BS apps that came with the phone.
I'm embarrassed to say that I don't even know what software I have on it right now- it's whatever standard VZW pushes to the phones. Which version # or whatever in 'About Phone' would tell me if I have gingerman or whatever.
Anyway, I know I'm very late to this party and I see that many of the guides for rooting are quite old now. I just want to know if all the guides in this section of the site are still applicable to an old virgin unrooted droid 2. Also, which method does you folks recommend for backing up contacts and programs before rooting?