Easy root/ ROM Manager Question (kinda noob)

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    hey guys i am new at this whole rooting thing ive got the idea down and stuff and the basic things just a few questions

    im thinking about rooting threw easy root, then using rom manager to install roms, how and when can i make a nandroid backup of my rooted 2.2 rom??

    can i do it after i root with easy root if so how?, or is it done when i click on make back up on rom manager ??

    and as far as roms go do they install just like an update.zip folder?? wipe data& cache and then install update.zip and then thats it right ?? am i missing anything ?

    just dont wanna mess up my phone and i just want a cool rom
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    OK, first I'll have to say that I have seen a lot of posts on here where people used easy root with rom manager and had some difficulties. I recommend following this guide, yeah it's not just the push of a button but IMO it's the better route.
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    after you root, you will have to install busybox and flash a custom recovery image. The recovery image can be flashed through rom manager, you can choose to flash the clockwork or scroll to the bottom and use sprecovery (i use clockwork. they are both good though). After you get the custom recovery you can make a backup. then you can flash a custom rom. ALWAYS WIPE before flashing a new rom by wipe i mean clear data/cache. I wipe 3 times before installing a new rom just to make sure it will run properly
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    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/hacking-faqs/39254-sbf-root-unroot.html

    that was the guide i was going to use, but if i do it that way would i just install clockworkmod/ sprecovery and then after that what ever rom i want down load from here and drop it in the root of my SD Card doe the wipe/cache then install update.zip and then reboot phone correct??? i did the maunal 2.2 update was wondering if it was that easy to change roms
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    Revocery image is just the program that the phone uses when it boots up into recovery mode right ?
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    I am more of a "Need to see it" kinda guy, so I like the videos on the link I sent you. Watch them 2-3 times before you attempt it. Then follow up with this video and you'll be golden!
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    Those are both great links, that's how I rooted and I'm sure many of us too. Listen to YankInDaSouth and watch those videos over and over until its clear for you and you should be good.
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    +1 on the video

    This is how I went about rooting my phone. Takes a little bit more time, but it is still pretty easy to follow.
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    okay sounds goood thanks guys and do i follow the same steps to root 2.2?? and do i use the same files ?? if not what file do i use to root 2.2 ? i have the fgr01b build
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    Wait a second, if you're running that build aren't you rooted already?
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    ok so i watched the last video and now i am confused.... i dont need to be rooted to run a custom rom ??? because i just want to install the frozen liquid yogurt rom with the blueberry theme on my phone i dont care about overclocking or anything els

    although my phone is a little slow with the forced 2.2 update but this was like a week after before i was running good
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    I guess you are already rooted right?
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    no i am not i just followed droid life instructions dropped the update.zip on my sd card and installed it threw stock recovery so i didnt need to be rooted for that but the last video i watched siad install custom rom with no root alll they had on was sprecovery and then installed it the same way install.zip on root of sd
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    Let me try to get everything clear because I'm getting confuse.

    1.- You are not rooted but want to be rooted
    2.- You are running FRG01B 2.2 that came out last week correct?
    3.- Are you going to root thru "easy root" or using the videos" if you are using the videos and you are running 2.2, I don't think thats the way to go, since last thing I know, those videos are for stock 2.1 update 1

    Can you answer those 3 questions please?
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    yes i do want to root mainly because i want a custom rom, yes i am running 2.2 frg01b and want rooted 2.2 i was going to use easy root but posted early was told that its better to do it threw sprecovery
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    OK. This is what I will do.

    Root thru easy root.
    Install ROM Manager from the market
    Open it and flash (install) Clockworkmod
    Run a backup (or nandroid backup, thru RM)
    Install your 2.2 rooted thru RM
    Done
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    ok and were do i get the 2.2 rooted file? or will rom manager have that ?? and then after 2.2 is rooted install my rom that i want to install ?
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    oh sorry one more thing, after i make a nandroid back up befor i do anything els i should mount my droid to my comp and copy my nandroid back up to the desktop just for safe keeping right? and it will be on the sd card fold is nandroid correct?

    sorry i just want to make sure i no exactly what i am doing befor i try it i feel like i have a good idea so far
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    you can use Pete's 2.2 rooted


    edit: Can someone confirm if the file needs to be renamed to update.zip, I don't remember?
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