I want to upgrade to 2.1. Do I root or wait for Verizon?

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  1. Highflyin128

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    I want to upgrade to 2.1. Do I root or wait for Verizon? Whats the best room to use?

    I want to upgrade to 2.1. Do I root or wait for Verizon?
     
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    if you root and get a custom ROM it will likely be better than what 2.1 has to offer anyways... I was actually thinking the exact same thing as you, and decided just to give it a go, and I am SOOOO glad I did it.
     
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    Which guide did u follow and what rom do u recommend?
     
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    to get rooted I used:

    Obtaining Root | Root Your Droid

    to install SPRecovery (don't be scared if you don't know what this is, I had NO idea either until I just did some reading. It basically just allows you to create a backup post root, and restore if anything happens):

    Custom Recovery Image - Complete Noob Friendly Guide

    and to install themed ROM (I prefer Smoked Glass Themed ROM):

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-hacks/17714-themed-rom-smoked-glass-w-white-clock.html


    This whole process was surprisingly easy for me, even with absolutely no prior experience, but I definitely did do some reading before I tried it all. But if you follow all the directions EXACTLY you should be fine. But if you feel really uncomfortable with the process, you can ask me questions, and I'll answer what I know, but otherwise just read around. The link for the ROM has a good forum and discussion as well.
     
  5. Matth3w

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    Thanks for the info. I was a solid user of windows mobile phones and thought I'd try something new..I've only had my Droid for 3 days and I don't wanna brick it

    .I take it once I do this I'll have reset up my phone as in reinstall all my apps, contacts and all that jazz?
     
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    No you shouldn't have to do any of those, at least with Smoked Glass
     
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    If you do the update with update.zip and NOT the nandroid backup file, then no you won't. I rooted and installed Bugless Beast without losing a single thing.
     
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    just upgrade. looks like 2.1 will never come. :icon_evil:
     
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    root. the only thing i miss from the 2.1 roms on my 2.0.1 is live wallpapers. and that's only to show off to my iphone friends. back in december, i was wanting the official 2.1 but now we've got overclocking, tethering… i'm not missing an official 2.1 anymore.
     
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    There hasn't been any actual bricked devices yet... a few people have blown their wads and posted such WAY to early but so far they've all been recovered. You're not really screwing with the phone like you were on WM (i.e. with SPLs hacks)... you kind of are but not in such a dangerous way. If you have experience with all that from WM this will be CAKE for you.

    ^+1 This def... you're better off running a good cooked ROM now and waiting until after 2.1OTA gets pushed, and debugged, and optimized before you go to it. Just like with WM the stock ROMs for Android are very plain and meant for just pure stability and overall broad-range appeal. Generally speaking the cooked ROMs will be better.

    Plus you can OverClock:icon_ banana::icon_ banana: and the phone REALLY flies at 800Mhz.
     
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    exactly my thoughts
     
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    KziWarrior said it all +1
     
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    any of yall live in virginia beach as I'll pay you to hook mine up?
     
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    If you just check out the links posted it's actually pretty difficult to mess up. Just do some reading, and give it a go. They break it down literally step by step. I was nervous about doing it too, but it was shockingly easy if you just take your time.