Top 10 Reason to Root Your Droid

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    Hey all,

    I've started writing my article of the top 10 reasons to root your Droid. Right now I've got reasons 10 through 5, and will have the top 4 soon.

    Check it out: Reviews, Tech Help, Tutorials, and More - Top 10 Reasons to Root Your Droid Updated
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2010
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    Actually, that's 6, and you have 4 to go. But hey, who's counting :)
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    Hey man....#7 Bootanimation

    That is incorrect....having a custom bootanimation has nothing to do with being rooted
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    ^+1 yep...

    :rofl3: not sure that someone that can't count should be rooting their phone, lol (jk OP:icon_ devil:)
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    Sorry, I was doing this last night when I was a little out of it :) made the changes now... and I did say in my article that you can change the boot animation without root, but it is a pain to do, root just makes it a ton easier to do.
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    Hey I was just on your site, and went over to your youtube channel. I saw your video where you got locked in wal-mart(lol), and I notice the "pixelation" of the video. My Droid does this same thing, and I was wondering if its a software issue that can be fixed with an update, or a hardware problem. What do you think?
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    Check out the meet Caleb Nance video that was done with my Droid too no pixels I'm not sure why it did that b4
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    I'm very curious about the top 4 considering that I see WiFi Tether as the overwhelming #1 reason to root but you only have it as #5!
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    Readable but the gray on black was a little hard on my eyes. The blue I definitely could read.

    Only 4 more entries left. I'll have to check back to see if "so you can post on droidforums.net: help, I bricked my phone! "

    Good list. I haven't messed with gscript. I'll check it out, thanks!
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    Good list, but also had trouble reading it due to the black background.
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    nice article. But you may want to consider re-wording #1 and #2

    There are now 2 recovery images you could use now (clockwork and sprecovery, I personally prefer clockwork)

    and as far as Pete's ESE53 build being the most official and stable 2.1 ROM out, what makes it any more official than the ESE53.sbf or any other ROM out based on it? Same question about stability?
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    Thanks... changed now.
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    nice. 2 typos that I noticed now... (lol, I swear I'm not trying to be an editor or anything) on #4 change "tall" to "all" and on #1 "suite" to "suit"
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    Just tryin to help out, not being a dick or anything.


    #10 The newest version will allow you to clear you rmarket seach history.
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    Thanks... just changed it. I did numbers 10-5 while I was a bit tipsy. haha... and there is no spell check on the back end of the site, so yeah..
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    I know you're sticking to it. But I feel that ConnectBot is a much better choice than Terminal Emulator, especially for anyone that likes to SSH anywhere.. I only need 1 app instead of 2. Connect bot will let you autorun commands after spawning the shell, and run it full screen too.

    Also, Roms should be capitalized as ROM is an acronym for Read Only Memory..

    Just my two cents ;)
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    when you root is it like illegal with verizon? like if you do your warranty is gone or somethin
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    Yeah, I had it capitalized b4 it just looked really odd in the middle of the article... haha.. I guess I'll change it.. lol
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