So how long before we see a rooted DROID?

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    so how long do you guys/gals think it will take for someone to write a custom rom for this phone?
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    I vote about a week.
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    i think it will be longer then that.... the sprint hero has been out for a month and no roms have been released yet....

    that info was courtesy androidforums.com


    ehh it could be pretty quick, im sure there will be more motorola droids sold in the 1st day then total Hero's sold.
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    well with what it looks like on the popularity of the droid, and the fact that i think a lot of users will want certain things built in or what nots, i still keep to a week.
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    Hmm.. I vote for November 5th! :icon_evil: Ok really, I think it will be soon because of the popularity of the phone. People are going to be all over this to be the first to get it done..
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    forgive me for the newb question here.. what exactly does "rooted" and "write a custom rom" mean?

    sorry, i'm new to the android OS
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    ok, but what does it allow you to do?
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    Root definition - hacker
    In UNIX (Or in this case Android 2.0), it is the superuser or administrator account having complete control over everything in the machine.
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    i guess my question is this.. i understand that it gives you COMPLETE access to the machine and software, but what is the benefit of doing that? like what can you do with the phone after that you couldn't do before?
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    Install apps like apps2sd for one along with being able to load custom cooked roms to totally change the looks of the device. For example they may come out with a rom that looks like moto blur or sense ui from htc.
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    and what's this i see on youtube about using your G1 as a modem? does this enable you to do that with the droid?
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    I'm not sure if that's a native android 2.0 functionality or if the device must be rooted to do that, can you post a link?
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    just youtube search G1 modem, there are a ton of videos..
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    One other term to be aware of "bricked" as in the disclaimer the videos post of "I take no responsibility if you brick your phone" Meaning just that your phone is a brick, doesnt work at all.

    Never has happened to me and I do like to run alot of "hacked" hardware/firmware on routers, phones etc, but it is something that can happen and should be thought about. ;)
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    most definatly this is why i wouldnt use a custom rom till its been out for a little bit so i can get a general consensus on how well it works or doesn't work. I also will not root my device till there is a trustworthy SDK restoration pack for this phone.
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    This is key when rooting... As you must have a rollback [​IMG]

    Oh shit button... Incase you screw anything up..
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    I just won't mess with it until I get around like 200+ people stating that it worked, then i might consider it.
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    Android newbs, Google android dream development and read the root guides and stickies. Brings apps 2 sd, WiFi tether, overclocking processor, backup and recovery utility, themes, enabling multitouch. You will love it !!

    Gotta love Android