I am a newbie to the rooting world, and as many newbies find myself in a cloud of vagueness. What I would like to accomplish with this thread is a definitive guide to what root means, why should I root, backing up, actually rooting and finally, installing new ROMs(Read Only Memory) on the Moto Droid 1. I am currently running 2.1-update 1 firmware. Any links or information provided should be already tested and proven methods. Please no "try this and let me know if this works" stuff. I would like links to good videos when possible with written step-by-step instruction for that procedure or process. If not provided I will try to write out steps for video links. Please also provide definitions for any acronyms or other terminology not understood by newbies. Again I would like this to be the "DEFINITIVE ONE-STOP-SHOP TO ROOTING DROID 1 2.1". I'll start by structuring some sections and lets build off those. If you see something that is not right let me know and I will fix it. If you see something left out or a new or better way to do something lets get a poll on that suggestion and get a feel of what people think works the best in that situation. If I'm asking too much or if you think that this is all just a waste of time please move on and do not leave any comments. Otherwise I like many others would like this cloud lifted so we can see the light. AMEN!