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    Unhappy noobie that wants to root his phone,but confused

    im a noobie to smart phones and obviously the motorola droid. this is my first smartphone and im really impressed with it with a few exceptions. one thing that i like is that i can have the internet on my laptop and in the palm of my hand. thru this site i have learned about tethering to my comp using pda net, wich is a great app. and i have also learned about things that the phone can do, but the carrier had locked me out of. the more that i have read about what all that i can do with the phone the more that i want to root it so that i have all this stuff available. i am a truck driver and this phone is my only comucation to the "outside world" as a matter of fact i am using it right now to connect to this site, so i cant afford to screw this thing up.

    i have been looking at the forum and i am totaly confused about rooting and the differtent roms that are available to me. i am not as computer savy as i once was 7 years ago before i started driving. is there a "manual, cheat sheet or something" that can explain all this to me i want to be able to change screens, fonts, operations and themes as well as give me the features that i want/need. i feel like i have jumped into a giant knot but cant find the start of the string to figure out what the heck i am doing. if anyone can help i would appreciate it. btw the phone has the 2.1 update
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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfmann View Post
    im a noobie to smart phones and obviously the motorola droid. this is my first smartphone and im really impressed with it with a few exceptions. one thing that i like is that i can have the internet on my laptop and in the palm of my hand. thru this site i have learned about tethering to my comp using pda net, wich is a great app. and i have also learned about things that the phone can do, but the carrier had locked me out of. the more that i have read about what all that i can do with the phone the more that i want to root it so that i have all this stuff available. i am a truck driver and this phone is my only comucation to the "outside world" as a matter of fact i am using it right now to connect to this site, so i cant afford to screw this thing up.

    i have been looking at the forum and i am totaly confused about rooting and the differtent roms that are available to me. i am not as computer savy as i once was 7 years ago before i started driving. is there a "manual, cheat sheet or something" that can explain all this to me i want to be able to change screens, fonts, operations and themes as well as give me the features that i want/need. i feel like i have jumped into a giant knot but cant find the start of the string to figure out what the heck i am doing. if anyone can help i would appreciate it. btw the phone has the 2.1 update
    Check these threads out: http://www.droidforums.net/forum/dro...op-asking.html (That's the name of the thread)
    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/hac...ot-unroot.html
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    Welcome! The second link in JCo352's post will be your guide to rooting. If you need help just post and someone will assist.

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    to the Droid Forums. I tell everyone unless your sure you know what you're doing, then don't do it.

    But people do it anyway. We do have a rescue squad if you should get stuck along the way. I wish I could point you to an "easy" 1 step method, like when we had DMupdater, but since you're probably on 2.1 it's a little more involved then that.

    All I can tell you is to go to the hacking sections, look at the developers threads, and see what you would like to do. I believe the easiest way AFTER you've rooted is with ROM Manager. It will allow you to pick from several different ROMs.

    So basically that's what you got to do. Root, then after rooting get Rom Manager from the Market. I'm probably going to do it myself this week. Maybe tomorrow.
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    Re: noobie that wants to root his phone,but confused

    I was in the same situation. Confused with all of the different threads and options. I spent the past week checking out videos, watching and rewatching and trying to learn. The videos were a huge help in understanding the steps. I finally rooted yesterday. Today I ran into a problem and was able to get some help from one of the rescue squad members here (thanks again mwhartman).
    I'd suggest reading the mentioned threads, maybe google some videos and make sure you are aware of what you are doing.
    Good Luck!!!

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    PLEASE don't flame me here for this very newbie question. But what is the necessity to root? i read the article on what "rooting" means, i just got this thing 2 days ago, what else can make this better by rooting? i surf the net great, text awesome, and can load up all apps quickly and run them just fine. Please enlighten me, hell i might try it if it is worth it. just confused on exactly what it does better....by rooting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dolfanpete View Post
    PLEASE don't flame me here for this very newbie question. But what is the necessity to root? i read the article on what "rooting" means, i just got this thing 2 days ago, what else can make this better by rooting? i surf the net great, text awesome, and can load up all apps quickly and run them just fine. Please enlighten me, hell i might try it if it is worth it. just confused on exactly what it does better....by rooting.
    you can make your phone run faster,theme it,use different hacks such as HQ YouTube. .basically there are alot more. Features that come with rooting your. Phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dolfanpete View Post
    PLEASE don't flame me here for this very newbie question. But what is the necessity to root? i read the article on what "rooting" means, i just got this thing 2 days ago, what else can make this better by rooting? i surf the net great, text awesome, and can load up all apps quickly and run them just fine. Please enlighten me, hell i might try it if it is worth it. just confused on exactly what it does better....by rooting.
    Read this thread on jrummy roms and look at all the extra features your phone could have http://www.droidforums.net/forum/jru...e-choices.html thats just 1 example!
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    wow, that's a lot of stuff! which i dont know what it all means , but sounds good. by themes do you mean you can have more than 3 screens? i like that. does rooting let you surf the net faster? or more like open up apps and things faster...
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