New droid user looking for knowledge!

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    Hey how are you im new to the whole droid world and new to this site, I currently have a rooted device, i had some one else put froyo on my device, so its rooted, i think. i want to look into putting custom ROMs on it, BUt i dont know exactly what they do, or how much better my device can run. or custom programs or phone applications. I'm hearing so much talk about all this and im a fast learner and cant seem to figure out how to install a rom. i feel like an idiot, ive never messed with phones and computers like this BUT i am computer smart. i just need a guide to get started, and then ill be ok. im totally obssed with my phone and want to make it as good as everyone else's. sooo please give me a hand here!
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    OK - first thing first, we need to know if you are indeed rooted. To do this look at you applications and see if there is a "superuser app" (black ninja icon). If you see that it means you're rooted. If you don't we'll have to get you rooted :biggrin:
     
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    I indeed do have the superuser app on there, so now that i know the device is rooted, what are my possibilities? like i said before i am obsessed with my phone and this is the most amazing thing that i have ever played on!
     
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    Excellent! Now the addiction begins :)
    OK - for starters, have you found a ROM that you'd like to try? Also, do have ROM Manager (an app that makes flashing ROMS easier) or SPRecovery (this would have been flashed onto the phone using RSD lite)?
     
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    Thats where i get all messed up, i didnt put froyo on my phone so i dont know. i did just recently download the ROM manager app, but as far as SPRecovery. and honestly im so new to this whole world im not exactly sure what that actual ROMs do. i have read a lot about them, but dont know what they are made for, ive heard of many, but dont actually get it.
     
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    Well, custom ROMS are where the devs put there own twist on a certain build and then there are source built ROMS that, from what I understand, is where the dev pretty much start from scratch and design the build from the ground up. I am still not 100% sure what the difference is, but that's not the point ... the point is you my friend need a ROM! :)
    I highly recommended the one I am running now this is the most stable my phone has been in a long time. Plus, it's available on RM (ROM Manager) which will make flashing you first ROM easy.
     
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    OK perfect, i certianly do have an addiction here, and its bad. But my question is, if i do something to my phone, will this mess anyhting up from what the other guy did to it, its just simple froyo 2.2 nothing special, i mean i was at a ballgame yesterday with my wife, and saw this guy with his droid and his was SICK! on his home screen he had like 5 different things instead of just the 3 for phone apps and browser and he wouldnt tell me what he was running or using. and another question, if i put a custom rom on, will i be able to use EVERYTHING thats currently on my phone?
     
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    LOL i think i may need marriage counseling because of my droid! I want to make it faster and make it more efficient then it is, the droid isnt just for making phone calls, thats what the BRICKS are for, big nokia's back in the 90's are for. the droid is spectacular. im going to need to go to DA in San diego!
     
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    Ryan, you can use whatever you want if you put a ROM on except a theme. Themes are ROM specific. BUt no worries, lots of themes out there for everyone.
     
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    Ok so what about the way my phone is now, i know this process might be putting some peope through some pain, But I'd like to learn, all i have to do is put it on my SD card and istall from the ROM manager? and bam! thats it? or is there something im missing?
     
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    And can i uninstall just as easy? thats my question, will is mess up my OS 2.2 or is a ROM just an addon to the OS
     
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