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    With all this overclocking, wireless tethering talk it makes me really want to root. I don't think I'm to into customizing things to much view wise, unless it enhances the phone itself (like Black Droids UD, customize and enhances IF I'm not mistaken)

    But overclocking and wireless tethering sound like main things to me, unless I'm missing a lot of other things?
    I don't understand kernelz and stuff like that. Or like the Adamz thing, bugless beast, smoked glass stuff, I need to study up on those unless you guys can give me a quick one sentence description on those stuff (no links, I know where to find them on these forums lol)

    Also I want to know:

    1.) How fast do you make your phone with overclocking? (800 - 1200??)
    2.) Using wifi tethering, is it really good/useful?
    3.) How much faster is your droid now overclocked compared to stock?
    4.) What is everything you have on your droid, rooted wise?
    5.) Why don't you have other popular custom ROMs and whatnot?
    6.) Could you ever go back to stock now, experiencing root?

    I'm going to read through guides and watch videos on how to root and where to start. It seems like a lot of work though, but isn't there also apps that root for you?
    What is the best way to go about this? Best helpful youtube video that helped YOU on your journey?
    Looking at long instructions on these forums look difficult.


    Thanks!
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    So, long story short. You want someone to do your homework for you, right?
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    1.) How fast do you make your phone with overclocking? (800 - 1200??)
    900
    2.) Using wifi tethering, is it really good/useful?
    That's a matter of opinion, beware - Obama will hunt you down if used too much.
    3.) How much faster is your droid now overclocked compared to stock?
    550+350 = 900
    4.) What is everything you have on your droid, rooted wise?
    Pictures of my wife nude
    5.) Why don't you have other popular custom ROMs and whatnot?
    Why didn't I have spahgetti for dinner last night?
    6.) Could you ever go back to stock now, experiencing root?
    No, you need to sign a contact, once you root, you're locked in for 2 years, but there is a $350 termination fee you can pay.

    Hope this is useful.
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    I'd recommend reading through the first link in my signature to get a good feel for what is going on. Just as pure education.

    The 3rd link in my signature has instructions. Hopefully they are not too long nor difficult. The rest of thread lets you see issues others had, or the fact that some had zero issues.

    Think of the kernel as windows. it might be 95, 98, xp, vista, etc.
    Think of the rom as the collection of software running on top of it. It can have a different look but most of the software is the same from computer to computer. Some have extra goodies though. Roms would be smoked glass, bugless beast, cyanogen, and others. (Adamz is the userid of the guy who created the smoked glass rom and theme)

    5 -- why do some people have a Ford and others a Toyota?
    6 - read through the thread, 3rd link in my signature. I did just that last Monday. btw..there are videos in there too, all in the first post.

    lol @ gruve :)
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    1.) How fast do you make your phone with overclocking? (800 - 1200??)
    Upto 1.2GHz
    2.) Using wifi tethering, is it really good/useful?
    Yes it is useful occasionally when I don't have internet.
    3.) How much faster is your droid now overclocked compared to stock?
    It's all in the numbers, benchmarks are wayy faster, and the phone runs noticeably smoother.
    4.) What is everything you have on your droid, rooted wise?
    Wifi tether, setcpu, terminal emulator, Tempmonitor, Metamorph, Drocap2, other stuff in my sig.
    5.) Why don't you have other popular custom ROMs and whatnot?
    I just plain and simply like what JRummy has done with Cyanogen Mod
    6.) Could you ever go back to stock now, experiencing root?
    Yeah, if somehow stock is better with the next update, OR I mess up my phone somehow, and have to take it back to Verizon.
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    Legitimate answers in my opinion:
    1.) How fast do you make your phone with overclocking? (800 - 1200??)
    Anywhere from 550 to 1000 mhz. SetCPU allows you to setup different profiles to maxamize your phones power.
    2.) Using wifi tethering, is it really good/useful?
    I've had a few instances where wireless tethering has come in really handy, so based on that alone I would say yes. Other roms like, Cyanogen, include tethered connections as well.
    3.) How much faster is your droid now overclocked compared to stock?
    Simply put it will run faster, most noticeably is web browsing and download times. Download JIT if you want faster app response however the use of JIT has not been perfected and will cause random reboots.
    4.) What is everything you have on your droid, rooted wise?
    Once you root you will need the Super User app (most likely included with root), other root only apps I have are : Ad Free, SetCPU, Titanium Backup, ROM manager premium (my favorite), and you'll want a terminal emulator of some sort.
    5.) Why don't you have other popular custom ROMs and whatnot?
    I'm not sure I understand the question here. There are many Custom ROM's out there, if your looking for a suggestion I would recommend Cyanogen after using almost all the others available, I believe Cyan's to be the most stable and highly optimized.
    6.) Could you ever go back to stock now, experiencing root?
    You always could but you won't want to!

    Lastly read up and you will find an abundance of help on how to accomplish your goals with your Droid. Everyone has to start somewhere so ask questions if you get lost or need help. The Search function will be your best friend from here on out. And don't get discouraged by responses that don't make sense I've found that in this forum someone will always come forward to help! Good Luck
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    Um no?
    I'm not telling anyone to come to my house and do everything for me (wish I could though lol)

    Just want it to be as easy as it can be for me.
    And knowing what everyone is running on their droid so I see what different people have.

    And aren't you part of the rescue squad?? 0.0
    Nice rescue response lol
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    Thanks! I needed this info!
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    thanks! I will check your sigs out, you do good at your rescue job haha
    And I'll ask more questions along the way if need be too =]
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    Thanks for real answers guys :)
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    I can understand where the OP is coming from. I've been reading about rooting and OCing since I got my Droid 6 weeks ago. Since it's my first smartphone I didn't rush. Now after a brief rush of "Incredible envy" I'm almost ready to take the plunge. But all the stuff I've read uses terminology unfamiliar to me. I've built my own PCs,but messing with the innards of a phone is foreign territory to me.
    I'm not looking for some auto-rooting/OCing app, though--I'm the sort who wants to understand the what's and why's. But I would like to find the "for Dummies" version. And maybe ask a couple of root-OC n00b questions without being mocked.
    Any links appreciated...
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    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/hacking-faqs/39254-sbf-root-unroot.html
    If you've already read up on what rooting means this should be able to walk you through. Also there are videos on youtube that will show you step by step how to flash sprecovery, root, and install roms and kernels.
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    I also have no idea what ROM I want. Any personal suggestions to someone whose tries a couple of them out, and why that one instead of the other?
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    Which Rom works for you is a matter of personal preference. Once you flash sprecovery and get root access you can download the donate version of rom manager. From there you can download a handful of different roms and decide which one suits your tastes. For a while I had stock 2.1 with root access just so I could overclock and wifi tether. All you need for that is to put the file for the kernel you want on your sd card, change it to update.zip, boot into recovery and install it. A few days ago I downloaded ultimate droid 9.8 and so far it has worked well for me, but a rom isn't always necessary. It just depends on what you want to accomplish.
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    I already knew it was personal preferences, but I have no idea what all these ROMs do, and even if I go to their threads and read what they do it's just a long list of things really.
    I just wanted to know why some people pick Adamz ROMs over Pete's over Blackdroids. Is there like REAL specific things that each one does that others don't that people really like?
    Maybe then I'll find my personal taste and decide.
    Thanks for your posts though :)
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    You will figure that out once you start getting into it.
    For example, my phone seems to love Pete's BB ROMs but doesn't run as well on Cyans. You will figure this out as you go and try a few different ROMs.
    Start with a Bugless Beast ROM and go from there. That's what I did. Waaay before you could download apps on the market to do it for you:)
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    I still don't understand exactly what the differences are between all these, but I will now go look through them all in there threads and read through the lists.

    I read through Blackdroids and he has some really good responses compared to the others. What you think about BD?? 9.0+
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    Some differences are subtle, some not so much.
    One ROM might install with no additional APKs and the next might be fully loaded. One might give you the option during install.
    It seems like they're all becoming more and more similar lately though. Kinda seems like we're at a stand-still.
    Pete's BB is simple, the install is as easy as it gets. That's why I recommend starting with that one.
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    The ones in my signature are a good start. The first one gives you the manual walk through method but times have changed too. You need to root 2.1 differently than you could 2.01.

    You can ask whatever questions you want and hopefully won't be mocked. I figure if someone is taking the time to ask, they are looking to know. Folks will point you to, or tell you, what means what.

    As for the best rom? For each rom you will get followers. I've been just as happy on Smoked Glass as someone else is on something else. That's why so many exist. And sticking to my my car analogy ... you can take each one for a test drive.

    I'd recommend any rom that has clear instructions. I'd recommend rooting to anyone who has at least read one or two threads where someone got stuck (and saved). You probably won't be getting stuck, nobody plans on it, but at least if you do you'll know it happens and it tends to not turn out to be a total disaster.