I'm going for it. I'm gonna root my Droid. Eeep! Hold me!

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  1. OpalCat

    OpalCat Member

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    I'm a little scared, but I've been a computer nerd since around 1986 and can generally hold my own with technology.

    I'm doing the DroidMod thingie that does the work for you. Here goes nuthin'!
     
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    Wise choice. Just one suggestion. Pay attention to what it is doing while you are stepping it through. It can teach you a lot about rooting, and about all the different terminologies that people use here.

    Enjoy, let us know how it turns out. :)
     
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    NOOO!!! DON'T DO IT! THE WORLD WILL END!

    oh wait, nvm, it's not 2012 yet...

    and good luck ;) any problems/questions, don't hesitate to ask
     
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    Come to the dark side!


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    I finally took the leap this week after resisting the urge for many months.

    I have no regrets. My phone now works and looks better.

    I used DroidMod to obtain root, then I flashed to Bugless Beast, then flashed Chevy's OC kernel, then finally to get rid of the lame stock drawer, I added the smoked glass theme.

    I love the new look and feel
     
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    Oh noes, Charlay! DroidMod never seemed capable for me. It's great for getting root (pretty damn easy with it), but once you do, get that sucker off your Droid and put Bugless Beast ESE53 0.8 Stable, then flash and update.zip a 1.25Mhz Chevy kernel. You will never. ever. need. another. phone. Oh, and if you need help, do PM me! I can help you with almost ANYTHING.
     
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    I got some laundry in the dryer and I could use a hand....oh...you said ALMOST anything.:icon_ devil:
     
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    I did it! It works! I have everything added back and looking purdy!
     
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    Congratulations! Wasn't that fun?
     
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    What does Bugless Beast have that I need? Also, would I have to go set up all my folders and icons and widgets again?
     
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    Wireless Tether doesn't hurt ^_^ Other than that, ROMs are ROMs. BB removes the black smoked glass look but you can put it on BB very easily if you wish, and BB is (in my opinion) much faster. It also has a NATIVE multi-touch browser (no change in font when you pinch to zoom), NATIVE multi-touch gallery, 2.1 Music player, all those little extras that make the Droid rule ^_^ I wholeheartedly recommend BB over DroidMod.
     
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    christim DF Super Moderator Rescue Squad

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    With the instructions for the various roms you can just not wipe data and cache and then you have all your apps. My first flash I wiped everything then just redownloaded the apps I needed again. The second time I did as in my signature (you can skip rooting and sprecovery because you have it now) and 10 minutes later I had changed roms with all my data intact.

    I did have to set up my folders again.

    However....as of the other day I'm using Ultimatefaves which replaces the folders I had (maps, tools, music, systools), with a new way of getting to them so I think a new rom would leave that data alone.