So how long before we see a rooted DROID?

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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 **** 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
     
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    hmm... this does sound entertaining! i can't ever leave well enough alone. i'll be all over this as soon as i figure it out..!
     
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    So it is basically like jailbreaking an iPhone?
     
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    ehhhh kinda but more involved.... installing a new rom is basically installing a new custom built OS with a new custom look. Usually written by some teenager in a basement or garage with a case of redbull next to him.
     
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    sounds dangerous. sign me up.
     
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    the ones ive seen for the G1 are quite stable... no issues with some of more well known ones.
     
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    I'm challenging myself to see how long I can use the phone the way it comes... ;)

    I think there's going to be several perks to rooting it, but hopefully it will be good enough as is. Who am I kidding? It could always be better. LOL!
     
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    I'm surprised to not see Cyanogen's name mentioned here. As far as I know he is sort of king when it comes to rooting android phones (although he sticks to HTC and T-Mobile so we may be out of luck) I'm drooling over his most recent release:

    [ROM] CyanogenMod - Keeping You Legal For Less (STABLE) [UPDATED 10/31 - v4.2.3.1] - xda-developers

    I'm so bummed this won't work on the Droid (well obviously, we don't want to go backwards to Android 1.6) but still, look at all the fixes and improvements:

    * Based on Android 1.6, many bugfixes and enhancements from AOSP, XDA, and me
    * Highly optimized kernel with many extra modules
    * Enhanced ramdisk which uses optimal mount options and smart startup
    * Includes E2FSProgs for checking and converting Ext filesystems
    * Apps2SD is automatic! All you need is a second partition (ext).
    * Launcher with 5 screens and auto-orientation and compact drawer layout
    * Clean filesystem shutdown at poweroff/reboot, and fsck at boot (no FS corruption!)
    * Includes T-Mobile IM application, Amazon MP3 store, and Work Email (MS Exchange support)
    * Does not require "DangerSPL"
    * Includes a massive APN list
    * Maximum CPU scaling frequency set to 528MHz with latency tweaks
    * Various enhancements to the Settings app including extra partition space
    * Phone app enhancements by cytown
    * Loccy's "BetterBrowser"
    * MMS enhancements from rgv151
    * FLAC audio support thanks to kroot
    * Bluetooth OBEX support from Erin Yueh
    * USB tethering support (kernel code ported by Zinx)
    * Commandline extras: powertop, htop, nano, busybox, openvpn
    * Ability to lock home app in memory (control in Spare Parts app)

    It takes all of the individual hacks, improvements, apps, speed tweaks and bug fixes that are out there and puts them all into one integrated rom that works perfectly... so much better than stock.

    All hope is not lost though, someone asked him on Twitter if he would consider porting it or making one for the Droid and he said if someone got him a GSM version (for which there is going to be one very soon in Canada) he would probably do it. we need to start a fund ASAP!
     
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    Good LORD!
     
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    would this be the same process for the verizon droid? also what is the point of the phone being rooted??
     
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    Cyanogen does have the best roms hopefully he see's the potential and decides to release something for the DROID