rooting moto droid question..............

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    i have been thinking about rooting my droid, i like modding things for something to do, but i cant think of a good reason to do it. what are some of the benifits of rooting the droid?
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    Overclocking wifi tethering change the look feel of the Droid just to name a few. Browse the Droid hacks section for a bit.
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    apps2sd... look it up, it includes adding additional rom. Like drivinfocused said, OC'ing and wifi tethering are absolutely great, but making your phone look and feel like you want is priceless...
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    yeah ill check it out................i have pdanet which i use to tether to my netbook, is there a way to also use it as wifi to have other devices using the internet access on it? ( like mobile hotspot )
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    I'm sorry sir, but I don't know anything about PDAnet. I know that since I'm rooted with wifi tethering, I am my own mobile hotspot for FREE.
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    pdanet is only for tethering to one device via the usb cord.............if you read this last post private message me and help me figure out the easiest & fastest way to root? what to do & a walkthrough of the process? or, a very detailed no b.s. link
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    Dude search the hacks section. There's 2 stickies that will show you what to do. Before rooting read read read and then read some more. You'd be surprised at what you can learn.
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    I sent you a PM. You can learn all you need to know about obtaining root permission by reading the hack section, but I will help in anyway I can if you require further assistance.
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    ty shmoo..........im a newb to the droid & this droid fourm- i ll take all the advice i can get lol- moto droid: 1 month
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    Sorry don't mean to be short or snappy. We all started as newbs, I only say read because there are a whole lot of threads that ask about rooting and all it is is someone not searching and not reading. Once you get rooted and know what you're doing you'll know what I'm talkin about. Sorry again bud. I'm sure you'll get rooted with ease. If you have any other q's just ask. Didn't mean to offend if I did.
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    Getting rid of that horrendous stock notification bar
    Overclocking
    Tethering
    Theming (MetaMorph)
    Blocking Ads
    Never being bored with trying all new ROMs


    I try every ROM with every update and I've settled with the stock DarkEdge theme OC'ed to 900mhz with a p3droid kernel. Fastest setup yet. But I do recommend trying them all for your own personal preference.
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    Rooting is good only if your up to it. Read up on the posts here. Don't worry the gov ment ain't goin to get ya. Educate yourself first read read read.
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    Dude, trust me, rooting your phone is the only way to go. I can sum it up in a very simple equation:

    rooted droid > droid

    *bows*
    Give it a try, trust me, your gonna less than three it
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    LOL, this is my exact thought....... "am i up to it"? i have all the files down loaded to the computer, and have watched the video's at LEAST 10 times (no B.S.)......

    i guess D/L-ing the files is the first step, everything is set and ready to go.

    i really hate to void the warranty, but i really do want to do some testing of the OC'ing, teathering ect.....

    decisions decisions?!?!?!

    ** forgot to mention DROID user of about 2 weeks and freakin LOVE IT!!**
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    Jump right in man, if its for you. Its virtually impossible to brick the phone, just dont do anything foolish like rooting with a drained battery or anything.
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    I agree with mike... it's not as scary as it looks... once you do it you'll find that there are so many back-up features that will safeguard your Droid... SPRecovery is what you'd use to restore back to what your phone's stae was when you recieved it from VZW, but with SPRecovery installed... then when you go from there to gain root access, and somehow fail, you can boot into recovery and restore to that stock state again...... and then try it again...lol
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    On top of that, if you download rom manager after you root, it installs it's own recovery software, and anytime you install a different rom it backs up your stuff. On top of that if you use titanium backup too, then your apps and all their information and settings are only a few touches away from reinstalling them all.
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    LMAO.... yall are bad bad influences, HAHAHA! LOVE IT!

    i might just give it a try here in a couple days!!
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    Most people talk about using droidmod to do their first root... I would recomend that for a newb... simple, follow instructions, type deal that gets you rooted and gives you a stable easy rom to work with at first... and sprecovery to back out of it if you get over your head... and do it all from the phone.. no need a computer

    I did my first root that way sitting on a delayed flight.. only took me 15min and never went back to stock

    UD-New Era