New Bionic...Better to root from 5.893 or do 902 update and root from that system??

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    I am coming from a rooted OG Droid which I have had since the week it was launched. I only had it rooted for one month when the charging terminal broke. So I've only had a small taste of the benefits of rooting. In anticipation of wanting to root the new Bionic I have thus far declined installing the 902 update. I heard that rooting from 902 is more difficult than from 893. Is there really an advantage to rooting from one over the other? Should I accept the 902 update and root afterwards? Any input is appreciated! Also looking for favorite ROMs/Themes. Was on Project Elite and loved it. The OG droid with PE was awesome, but so far I'm really loving the new Bionic. Thanks again for any suggestions!
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    Take the 902 update and root using motofail from dan rosenberg. Done in like 5 minutes!

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    Rooting 902 is easy. So just update and root.
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    Then...when your ready to start flashing roms...we will be here to help you with the proper process.

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    Perfect! Thats all I needed to hear. I really appreciate your quick response. I did a lot of homework before jumping into the OG root and it was over two years old! I guess it just made me a bit nervous being a brand new phone. Anyhow thanks a bunch! Still open to any other words of wisdom...
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    Awesome I could just go for it tonight!
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    You rooted yet?

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    Any problem performing the root on my mac? Or should I fire up the old dell laptop??
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    Can only use motofail with windows or linux.

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    Take that back. U can root with mac.

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    Just have to use the terminal right?
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    Dont know for sure...never done it.

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    I'm rooted! Thanks guys!
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    Great! Now starts the fun...
    What do you want to do with your rooted phone?
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    Find a good ROM that will streamline the phones features and allow me to do a small amount of wifi tethering. I used open garden on my OG Driod and it worked really well. It is my understanding that I now have to use a workaround to get past the verizon tethering block??? I'm assuming most good ROMs will provide that. Also just want to learn more about customization, theming etc. As far as roms are concerned id like to have speed and complete functionality over beta type versions. Is it true that most of the ICS roms are not yet "final"? Any suggestions are appreciated!
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    First suggestion is to get titanium backup from the market (aka google play). Backup all your apps and app data.
    To flash a ROM, I use safestrap. Check it out here...http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-bionic-hacks/202176-detailed-safestrap-instructions.html and look at tuckmobiles full thread for more info here.. [GUIDE][N00B] Step-By-Step ROOT/SAFESTRAP/ROM Instructions & 902 Update Info (3/13/12) - droidHIVE Forums
    A popular and stable ROM at this point is eclipse v2.2...but there are a few others.
    As far as the ICS ROMS, it is true...they are in beta (probably not much longer), but there are only a few items not working...like front facing camera and video recording.
    Also, before flashing any ROMS, I would make sure that you know how to bring your bionic back to life, should you soft brick it. Read up on RSDlite or moto-fastboot for more info. Get the necessary files and archive them.
    Keep asking questions...
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    Ive forgotten... should safestrap and eclipse be downloaded directly to my phone without using a pc? I feel like this might be a dumb question....thanks again for taking the time!
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    Yes...go to those 2 websites for detailed instructions and the downloads.