Should i root prior to accepting OTA

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  1. justSteve

    justSteve New Member

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    I'm running unrooted, stock 2.1. I'm going to want to start with this whole flashing/rooting stuff over the next weeks and months...is there any reason to root my Droid1 now, before I'm offered/accept this release?

    thnkx much
     
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    rooting before an OTA update will just remove the root
     
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    Thankx - drilling just a little deeper...I haven't rooted to this point because I haven't been interested in exploring other roms - now that both flashing and rooting the droid are priorities, is there difference in having a 2.1 (my current) image as the starting point for future ROMs vs whatever image the OTA pushes down?

    Should i trust MOTO to leave my phone as open and customizable as it's started out.

    thx
     
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    If you are rooted, and you have SPRecovery installed you would be prompted to install but SPRecovery will block the install.
     
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    yea i forgot about that. i was just going off of my phone (DX)
     
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    JustSteve,

    Do it! I just did it after 9 months of owning the phone and wonder why I waited so long. It is so easy to do. Flash SPRecovery on your phone, back up, put whatever you want on it after that. Its awesome! Customization galore and fast speed!
     
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    There is no reason to wait to root unless all you want is a rooted 2.2 ROM, in which case you might as well root now and install one and save yourself having to wait for it to be delivered to you. There is no appreciable benefit to having 2.1 as a starting point as many of the hardest-core hard-core ROMers have been rooted since 2.0.1 and some probably since 2.0. It's all a case of how long you want to wait. If you've decided, pull the trigger now and root. If you're still hesitating, consider all the negatives associated with rooting before you do it.

    Just choose whatever ROM you want wisely. If you're curious, try a stock-like ROM, like CyanogenMOD. The flavor is subtle, but deep, and very rich. If you're ready to jump in with both feet, try Bugless Beast or JRummy's creations. Maybe something in a nice shade of Sapphire would catch your eye? Perhaps you'll be impressed by something Simply Stunning. Of course, there's always the Insanely Clean ROM kicking around as well.

    All of this is yours, and more. So why wait? Come to the Dark Side. We have cookies. (Soon in Gingerbread flavor as well.)
     
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    What a great answer to the ROM choice question. I also recommend Liquid's Frozen Yogurt ROMS... his have been stable and fast for me, and the themes for it are very nice too.
     
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    What about rooting, and using a rom w/ 2.2 soucre?

    Sent from my droid using Tapatalk
     
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    You can root in less time than it will take to install RSD lite. It is a LOT easier to do now, then it was when us "old timers" did it way back when. Read up on the process, ask questions, and don't be afraid of hurting your phone. RSD is your friend.
     
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    Thanks, I thought it was amusing while I was doing.

    Almost every ROM out there is built from source now, so dig around and have fun. :)