I recently came across some stats that had me wonder about this thread's topic question.
Back on April 20th we started a thread, http://www.droidforums.net/forum/hac...ot-unroot.html because I wanted to make sure certain files were available, tested, and worked.
I'd like to thank dmacleo, who was very instrumental in providing a home for those files. He joined the RS and has since become a mod here on DF (effective today).
245 posts and 3 months later, for that thread, I came across the knowledge that those files have been downloaded again...and again...and again, until those downloads have added up to over 700gb worth of downloads.
This above mentioned thread is hardly the only place RSD Lite and SBF files are available so it got me to thinking about how many folks are in the Android rooting scene. The moto-droid was far from the first phone to be rooted, and regardless of the various locked-down bootloaders we hear about it will not be the last.
DroidForums also recently passed the 90,000 member mark. Many more folks just browse here, gathering the information needed, never posting but probably getting a chuckle or two from the various bricked phone threads out there.
Anyways, I bet we all know someone with a rooted phone. I don't know if those with such altered devices number 100,000 or 500,000. The more press out there about customizing Android phone the more folks will end up curious.
And for those who are curious...here's some stats on just the files in the SBF root and unroot thread's first post.