Original Droid need advice on rooting

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  1. johne3819
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    My wife replaced her Droid with a 'New for Two'. So now I have a an unregistered/open original Droid.

    My question is, what is the best way to root this? Specifically in terms of authorizing it with Verizon, should I:

    - Reactivate the phone then root it
    OR
    - Root it, then reactivate it?

    I can always swap back to my Droid if I FUBAR it.

    Also, what's the best rooting links you've seen?

    Thanks a bunch. I've been lurking for a long time, but now I can finally try rooting. There are so many different threads, it's hard to know the best way. I want to have a Hot-spot if possible.
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    Check out raidzero's section of the forum. He has a recovery you can flash with rooting capabilities. Really good read and good recovery too.

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    You would want to re activate it with verizon and then root it.

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    If you activate hers, yours will be where her's is now. Unless her old Droid is better somehow, I'm not following why you want to do what you're asking..? I have a spare D1 just for testing that's not activated and, whenever the TB comes out, a friend is upgrading to it and giving me his D2 for free! It pays to have friends! Haha! :)

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    You all are the best

    Thanks All,


    She has a new Droid X, so now we have this 'spare' Droid. I want to mess around with it i.e. root it and run the hacked ROMs. If I get it rooted and like it, I'll stay with that rooted Droid. If I don't like it or mess it up, I still have MY Droid to fall back to.

    Thanks!
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    Thanks! I will do that.
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    Thanks

    Thanks a ton, that's what I thought!