great guide, if you manually update, will you no long recive the automatic updates?
everything goes good until i put cd/system/bin..... I can see the system file and see the bin has su in it, is the file in the wrong place or something? it gives me an error system bin not found.
Verizon has push available last night and did not take long and that is the best route to take. Improved quite a few things. The unlock is now cooler looking and more functional, improved camera a great deal re focus ect.
If you don't know what you're doing, you CAN and WILL destroy your phone. Verizon will NOT help you if you screw it up -- in fact, they will probably void your warranty if they find out that you were trying to root your phone.
Having said all that, you gain some really cool features with a rooted phone. Total control over EVERYTHING on the phone, not just what the Google/Motorola/Verizon developers want you to have control over. There is also a small selection of apps on the Market (and elsewhere) that will only run on a rooted phone.
But if you're liking the feature-set you've got on your phone, and don't really feel the need to mod it, then rooting is probably not for you.
Mableton, Georgia, USA
Let this be known that this does not work on XP x64. MANY things don't work on XP x64. Oh well, I only have 10 OSes on my system... I'll just switch and get it to work.
So I really want to root the phone, but I just dunno why I would, because the Droid is pretty open to begin with. If I could only run snes, nes emulators with a rooted phone I'd do it in a second for example.
I know you can overclock the phone in root, but I haven't been able to find a list of things you can do once you root.. could you list the Top 3 things you can do with a rooted Droid?
Thanks, I'm really just curious and want to know before I jump into rooting.
Edit: nm found this list:
Benefits of rooting the Droid:
A rooted Droid would allow you to modify the operating system any way you want
User can change the handsetís visual theme
You can use applications or functions that may be forbidden or restricted by your carrier
So I'll pass for now.
Last edited by bluedust; 12-16-2009 at 06:59 PM.