Taking the plunge...

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid' started by mg8199, Jun 17, 2011.

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    Hey all. So I got the OG Droid when it was released in '09. I never had any desire to root, I was happy with it the way it was. I'm eligible for my last upgrade and have been waiting for D3 to come out. After some thinking I've decided that I don't really want to spend $300-$400 on a phone. I love my OG Droid but it has become unbelievably laggy so I've decided to root. I figure if I F it up and it bricks then I'll just go ahead and get my new phone.
    My question is this...

    Should I do a factory reset before rooting to wipe everything clean or does rooting pretty much do that during the process?

    (Sorry for the newb question.)
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    root get you a rom from Peter Alfonso
    you will find your phone to run like a new phone - newest version of android that can run on the device. Better than the original!
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    I've been watching YouTube videos on how to root. I have RSD Lite set up. Now my only question is the other two files I'm supposed to place in the root location of my Droid.... Do I drag them in there as the .win or am I supposed to extract them off of my desktop?
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    Am now rooted and running Cyanogen.