Rooting?

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    I'm quite new to all this and I was wandering what exactly rooting does for me and how can I do it? And comments or help would be greatly appreciated. :)

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    Rooting gives you near-godlike control over your phone. It allows you to overclock, theme, remove bloat, customize, improve, streamline, and WiFi tether your phone. Everything you need to know, basically, is in various links in my signature.

    Oh, and if you do root...

    Welcome to the Dark Side. We have cookies. :D
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    Haha I love cookies! And thank you! :D ill let you know how things turn out

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    If I had a quarter everytime this was asked.......lol

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    Yeah, but it lets me show off my cookies. And that just sounds WRONG. :D
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    Yea...just teasin'. We have probably all asked that at one point or another.

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    I never got cookies when I rooted.. what the deuce?

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    Don't worry! Gingerbread cookies will be coming soon. They just need to finish baking. :)
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    Do I need a computer to root? Or can I do it from my phone. I'm a noob. :p

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    At this point in time you need a PC or Linux box to root the Droid 1 (though it's possible on a Mac). You can use RSD Lite -- which is finicky -- or a terminal/ADB depending on if you're using a Linux box or Windows -- much more precise but a pain in the butt and you don't get a custom recovery image for your trouble.
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    Ah beg to differ, sir, my guide includes SPRecvoery, but would have to be modified for using a terminal emulator instead of ADB.

    Root the A855 without RSD Lite + make it ROM ready
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    ^^^ I did not see that. :) Comment modification made without edit. ;)
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