Hey all. So I got the OG Droid when it was released in '09. I never had any desire to root, I was happy with it the way it was. I'm eligible for my last upgrade and have been waiting for D3 to come out. After some thinking I've decided that I don't really want to spend $300-$400 on a phone. I love my OG Droid but it has become unbelievably laggy so I've decided to root. I figure if I F it up and it bricks then I'll just go ahead and get my new phone.
My question is this...
Should I do a factory reset before rooting to wipe everything clean or does rooting pretty much do that during the process?
(Sorry for the newb question.)