Is Rooting Worth it?

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    I've been very skeptical and I would love a thread of everyones experiences alongside a poll for everyone else to see the good the bad and the ugly.
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    Yes rooting has made me love this phone even more. Loading custom ROM's and make the phone more of my own style is awesome.
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    Id wait until after the update, but that's just me.
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    there is no downside to rooting

    there are hundreds of upsides to rooting

    just do it already..

    edit1: although there is a risk of bricking your phone, its definitely not a permanent brick. its all software, very easy to do a restore. i havent heard of one person permanently damaging their droid/g1/hero while rooting.

    edit2: 200th post!
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    everything cool happens after rooting
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    Running with the bugless rom now and have to say that I have no plans on upgrading to 2.1 until they update this rom. Super fast at 800mhz, stable as hell and the extra benefits of a rooted phone.
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    My understanding is that there's a good chance that the update will make the phone unrootable by the current means. It took something like a month for the droid to originally be rooted, but there's no saying how long it will take to be re-rooted if this is the case.

    I originally only rooted to keep the option of doing so, but now that I've run bugless beast a few days, no way I'm looking back. I imagine once a droid optimized 2.1 gets pushed, similarly tasty things will be done with it. *That* I'm eventually looking forward to.
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