Is it worth it to root my phone?

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    I've seen a ton of people talking about "rooting" their droid. Can anybody actually tell me what this means?

    Will I get better apps?
    Will my battery be better?
    Will my phone be faster?

    How hard is it to root your phone? And I have a warranty through Best Buy. Will rooting my phone void my warranty? And could I reverse rooting my phone if it messes up so I can get my warranty back? Or if I don't like it?

    Thanks in advance

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    Yes, yes, and yes.

    Rooting will void you warranty. And you can unroot to get it back, I believe.

    It isn't hard at all. Unrevoked works for the Incredible.
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    If my phone messes up, will best buy be able to tell that I rooted my phone?

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    If you messed it up trying to root it then yes.
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    Just my 2 cents. Rooted my phone. Worked 10x better. Removed the bloat. Froyo comes out. Could not upgrade. Have to restore phone exactly to original software and file structure or android won't upgrade. I couldn't do that because my phone wouldn't talk with my pc for some reason. A common problem with some phones. Luckily Verizon sent me a refurb under warranty. It upgraded 1st try. Not rooting again. If have another problem want support. Tons of people root though. Tons of advantages. Good luck whatever you decide.

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    What's sbf?

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    SBF is for Motorola only AFAIK.

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    Sorry for the misinformation. Shows how much I know. Lol

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    .sbf is basically the system file for the phone. You can flash it using RSD Lite to bring it back to stock everything.

    Root is awesome. Right now I am running the latest Gingerbread leak and loving it.

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    Did you happen to read my post?

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    It was worth it to me. Thing to remember is that there are very few "how-to"s available. You have to read through a lot of conversations between the experts on these forums to get the info you need. They can be ... cryptic ... at times.
    That said, rooting and flashing ROMS are very easy, so long as you follow the instructions.
    My present setup has lots more options for customization, and dramatically longer battery life than the stock (HTC) ROM.

    DInc with CyanogenMod 6.1
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    Do as much research as possible. I made sure I knew how to sbf (on the dinc its ruu) before I rooted just so I would know what to do in case of a freakout. But once you go root, you will never be able to go back. I mean come on, you'll be a superuser, not just a user haha ;)

    From my Liberated DROID2 at 1.25ghz
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    A very easy rooting "how-to" can be found in my signature.
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