Rooting Question

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    I am currently rooting my Droid and I am at the step "Wipe data/factory reset." This will wipe EVERYTHING off of my phone, correct? If so, will there be a way for me to get all my info back after the rooting process? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!
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    what "info" are you talking about??
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    Contacts, apps, etc.
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    well, they will be wiped from your phone, but you won't really "lose" them. once you install a rom and boot up, you will have to re-establish your gmail account. once you do, most roms will automatically download all of the apps that you previously had on your phone. this is because you have now re-established your "link" with google, and they already know who you are and what you've downloaded.

    as for contacts, as long as you have your contacts synced with gmail, those too will reappear once you've re-established your gmail account on your phone. in the initial set up after rom installation, you will enter your gmail username and password, and then google will sync all of your gmail info with your phone.
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    to be safe, make sure you do a nandroid backup first. also, once you root, it is widely recommended in this forum (and i believe so, as well) that you backup your apps using something like Titanium Backup (in the mkt).
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    Thanks for your help, buddy. I ended up wiping everything out and once I rebooted, it restored ALL of my apps & contacts. Couldn't be any happier. Again, thanks! dancedroid
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    no problem! welcome to the darkside!! :) it's a phenomenal experience - you won't regret it!

    what kind of rom you looking to flash??
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    To be honest, I am not too sure. I am what most people would like to call a "noob" when it comes to this type of stuff lol. I just rooted my phone because all I've heard was good things about it. I followed these steps to do so..

    Guide to Rooting 2.2 for Windows and Linux - Android Forums

    Maybe you could recommend some for me so I have a better experience?
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    the great thing about being rooted is that you can sample and experiment as much as you like!! i'm running LiQuID FroZeN v 1.5 right now (obviously), and i REALLY like it! I also really like Lithium Mod, Sapphire (altho you might want to wait a little bit cuz an updated version is in the works), and of course CyanogenMod (6.0 just dropped very recently). those are all very stable, and very nice. Chevy SS 4.7 just dropped relatively recently as well, and i know a lot of people really like it; i just haven't tried it. Ultimate Droid is getting ready to release v8.0 - i tried 6.0, and it was pretty cool.

    here's a couple threads to check out - lots of info, and plenty to get your addiction kicked into high gear :)

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/ha...ve-rooted-now-what-n00bs-guide-post-root.html

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/an...ms-kernels-baseband-updates-source-leaks.html

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/android-roms/45504-updated-droid-rom-links-kernels-themes.html

    have fun!!
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    Thanks a lot for all of your help. I really appreciate it!