Regular Root vs. ROM root

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    Hey everyone. I made this thread because after bumping along through here for the past 2 weeks I realized I don't know enough about certain roms, their kernels, and roots.

    I was looking to possibly put in the new bb v.5 but I don't know if I can do that and it will root my phone? or do I need to root first then get bb? after that I have been hearing how ROMS come with some kernels and we still have the option to download others. I wanted to in the end have a kernel that allows the CPU to run around 1.2 and have bb v .5 I guess I am just wondering the easiest way to get there.

    I am completely stock right now on the 2.2 froyo with all the ota updates.

    thank you for any help
     
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    ok, I read something that said some ROMS give you root access, it made it sound like I might not have to root first. I have downlaoded SPrecovery to my pc already, and the motorola driver. I just haven't gone any further become I felt I needed more direction. The link you listed I have already read.
    As far as kernel speed, I just have heard a lot on here about certain kernels moving that fast and doing so well, but I am always up for suggestions...
     
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    Follow the directions in the thread and you'll have a rooted phone you can then flash whatever ROM you want on. Once you have the ROM installed you can flash whatever kernel you wish to try, then use SetCPU from the market to overclock to whatever speeds your phone will handle. You may need to sample multiple kernels before you know how fast you can go.

    A video that shows how you use RSD Lite to flash an older version of the SPRecovery SBF is available if you feel it would help.
     
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    well at the moment I am following the directions for the detailed version of the rooting the droid 1 reguardless of os version. I don't know if I am going right or wrong, but I am gonna try like hell or f up my phone in the process. lol hopefully I do not need to flash back sprecovery? for any reason if I just do what he is saying? I think you are scaring me now
     
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    What you're doing now is flashing SPRecovery onto your phone. As long as things go well you shouldn't have a problem.
     
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    well,I JUST rooted my phone, literally, I have sucessfully gained su. however now I have noticed a weird thing happening. My green LED indicator light is blinking and doesn't stop. Any suggestions, again lol I feel so useless. But i greatly appreciate all your advise I just am scared of f'ing something up ya know.
     
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    I only get a blinking green LED when I have a text. Not much help, but that's my experience. :)
     
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    try rebooting
     
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    Thanks, actually I left it alone overnight, woke up and thought I burnt out the led (little humor) but the light was gone. Better for this, did I do something wrong? or just a weird quirk in the process?

    I think I am ready to start flashing ROMS now and am working to get my confidence levels back up.
     
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    Sounds like a glitch to me. Have fun with the ROMs! And remember, it's ROM then kernel.
     
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    I flashed in the new BB v.5 now trying to figure out what kernel to try. Thinking about slayer (sp) 1.1 1.2 something like that
     
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