Should I root Moto Droid

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  1. C5O

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    Hi I am new to these forums and i really like the community so far. I am wondering if I should root my Motorola Droid or should I wait to see what Android 2.2 has to bring?
     
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    Root it. 2.2 will come for rooted users.
     
  3. C5O

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    Yeah I think i'm going to do it. How long do you think it will be before Android 2.2 will be released?
     
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    I rooted Sunday (9th). Will never go back to stock. And I was one who said I'd never root - I've had my Droid since Dec 2009.

    Bugless Beast V1.0 - Smoked Glass Theme - 1.0Ghz LV kernel.

    I've seen May 19th - anywhere in July in the forums when it comes to the "possible" release of 2.2.
     
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    I was afraid at first, and now i laugh at my past self. Now I have all i need and I am theming everything i got myself, its so fun.
     
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    I also had my Droid since Dec 2009 i'm not scared to root I just want to know if I should, with Android 2.2 coming out soon.
     
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    I think a good question would be...Why do you want to root? Rooting can give more things than the upgrade will; being able to overclock for one.
     
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    no one can tell you to root or not. I have not rooted my phone and i've had it since launch day.

    Reason i don't root, this phone already has so many things i don't know what to do with it. I love how it runs stock and it's fast enough for me. Will I try rooting? Don't know to be honest, I'm more than happy with my phone the way it is.

    I came from Windows Mobile and i modded the crap out of that thing. A steady and fluent stock OS is already impressive to me and no need to root, imo.
     
  9. C5O

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    Yeah I read a post on this and there are tons of customizations and ways to make your phone faster. I think i'll just do it.
     
  10. christim

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    Once you start asking any of these questions the real question is "when will I root?" vs "should I root?" :)

    With prep work and reading you can go from stock to root back to stock in an hour's time.
     
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    I have been on the fence also, but I often read all these cryptic root ROM possibilities like "Bugless Beast"

    where can you read up on all the options so you know which one to select from?

    EDIT... oops, I see your #1 and in that saw a mention there about ROM options in the "hack" section
     
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    Yup, just like walking onto a car lot, without any prep work, its hard to know which car is best for you. The rom section has install instructions for each rom. Those instructions tend to let you know what comes with the rom. Does it have a kernel that can be overclocked or do you need to install another one later. Does it come with wifi-tether. Does it let you flip the screen around all 4 directions? Does it do your laundry? etc:)
     
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