Is it worth rooting Droid?

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    I want to root my Droid ive had it for about 1 year now and its starting to
    get a little boring. I know rooting can let me do more but how much more? Is it worth rooting? Will my phone get a bug/virus? And if i choose to root( probably will) what is the best set of directions out there? Im currently running android 2.2, FRG22D, no root or anything.
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    Here's the analogy I always use:

    Not rooting your Droid is like having a Lamborghini but only driving it in subdivision streets. Sure, the potential is there, but you're not really utilizing its full potential.

    The Droid is one of the best phones to hack. It's processor is probably the most impressively overclock capable mobile CPUs around. You can get extended functionality like FREE wifi tether, full system backups, and removal of system/web ads. You can simply root it to do one thing, or replace your system with a ROM like Cyanogenmod which will completely change your Droid from the ground up.

    Currently, I only have wifi tether and overclocking, but for that alone it's worth it.

    No, you will NOT get viruses or anything like that--in fact, that's impossible on Android. Some hacks can do some weird things, but with freedom comes responsibility. Fortunately, it's all pretty dummy proof and with backups, you never have to worry about messing something up for good.
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    Just do it. you basically have an endless amount of possibilities with Root. tons of custom ROM's, a bunch of different themes that will give you a totally different look, modified stock apps, overclocking, wifi tether, deleting system apps that you dont use, changing boot animations...it goes on and on. i rooted about 3 weeks after i got my phone, and havn't stopped flashing ROM's and themes since.
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    Convincing enough, so wheres the best tutorial to follow?
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    worth it IMHO
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    im using the turorial Root droid 1 regardless of OS and im totally confused, how doo you unzip a file? Ive downloaded everything in things youre going to need but i just cant unzip the file in step 2. If possible is there any more detailed tutorials?
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    +1 to this. It uses an adb to root so its better than other 1 click root apps
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    That is the best tut there is, get 7zip or winip for your PC then you can unzip the files.

    On click root apps like soup and easy root are VERY unreliable.

    If you need help we are here.
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    If you are having difficulty unzipping a file on your PC, the guide may be a bit much for you.

    Sent from my Droid using DroidForums App
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    I used soup or root and i believe i am now rooted, superuser is in my app drawer. Now, how do i install custom ROMs and make my phone faster n stuff. Should i download ROM manager and Set CPU? Any suggestions?
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    Hopefully you have sucsess with soup.

    The easyist way is to download the free and paid versions of rom manager and flash clockwork recovery. Then you can install roms, themes and kernals.

    Sent using the DF app, from a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away
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    Do a lot of reading.

    ROM manager will help. Just flash recovery and make a backup!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    In rom manager first flash clockwork mod recovery and then make a backup
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    Is there one forum where all the information on what i have to do, should do?
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    The rescue squad forum has a few guides you can follow.

    Sent from my Droid using DroidForums App
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    Just make sure that you download both the free and the premium (paid) versions of Rom Manager as they work hand in hand. From within Rom Manager you will first have to flash the recovery, which is the first choice in RM and that is ClockworkMod, follow the prompts and you should be good on that.

    Now I have to tell you that a lot of folks do not like Rom Manager and will try to sway you away from it. I happen to love it and use a couple of tricks to make my use enjoyable.

    first, after you flash CWM clear the download cache in RM. to do this while in RM hit the menu key then hit "clear download cache". Always try to remember to clear the download cache before you download anything new in RM. Also if you have it available I would suggest you use WiFi to download through RM that way you get a cleaner download with less chances of a corruption.
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    Ok, so after getting ROM manager and set CPU..what else can I do

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    Link one in my signature will help you out a bit.
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