Why did you root?

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    OK, Tell me. What is the grandest thing you are doing since rooting and why you did it? Just curious what one can do that would make it worth while.
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    Overclocking to 1.2 Ghz
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    why did i root...

    the hard drive in my laptop died last saturday night, i was pissed off and needed something to do to get my mind off of my dead laptop and lost data. the rooting/romming and home screen setup process and initial playing kept me busy till i decided to go to bed.

    what do i do with the phone that rooting/romming allowed me to do...

    i screw around with live wallpapers, enjoy the new clock and overclock to 800mhz.
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    I rooted so I could change the color of my notification bar. Ill never go back to stock because of overclocking.
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    I rooted to try to reach the phone's full potential. It deserved it.Plus, because I could.
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    Not only the notification bar, but EVERYTHING! Launcher tab, keyboard (WITHOUT buying better keyboard), stock apps like market, gmail, etc all can have nice little color accents...Metamorph is awesome.

    As for the overclocking, I have to agree as well. It's worth it just for that imo.

    I rooted just to check it out thinking I'd go back, if not right away, when 2.1 finally came out. But now, I've got all of the best parts of 2.1 that I wanted, PLUS my phone is customized to better reflect myself and my style AND it performs faster!
    :icon_ banana::icon_ banana::icon_ banana:
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    wifi tethering is a big plus to. Nice to have a wifi hotspot on your hip when needed.
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    I rooted mostly out of curiosity at first, then thought 2.1 was going to be released about 3 weeks ago, then got tired of waiting, so rooted again using Smoked Glass, and now I'm so hooked on the ROM that I don't care when 2.1 comes out. I now have OC 800mhz, awesome themes, and great support on DF.
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    I would say mainly because of overclocking and customization. Also, I just really enjoy playing with the device.
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    o.c. plus customization
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    I rooted my droid because I wanted to use google earth on my phone, got tired of waiting for 2.1.
    I know zip about linux and phones in general but I read up and managed to root it and install google earth and it runs beautifully. I also installed drocap2 and am able to grab images off google earth, its great. Also, I installed that. Addkilling app, works very well. And I installed the root file manager, what a great app. Every one should root their phones, it is easy and it is worth the time.
    My thanks to droidforums for the invaluable assistance.
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    Overclocking. A 1.0ghz Droid is nicer than a 550mhz Droid :)
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    Because with droidmod its too easy not to.
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    Rooted to oc! Smooth scrolling now! Wifi tether is a plus too.
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    I rooted my milestone just for one app : led hack. Now I can sleep with my milestone in the dock, and the bedroom is in dark !