Originally Posted by MetallHed
I'm very new to fine-tuning the droid. Have an Incredible..
After getting deeper into Launcher Pro I have seen more and more references to "rooting," and I have to ask...
wtf is rooting, and why would I benifit from it?
Sorry for my non-geeky n00bishness.
rooting is basically giving yourself full admin rights to read/write to the system files that are usually non accessible. The benefits are things like removing default programs you have no use for, full backup of apps and data using programs such as titanium backup, different skins to change the look for your phone, etc. So much more you can do with it.
And if you have a phone with an unlocked bootloader (not sure about the Incredible but typically HTC does not lock them tight) you can put on custom ROMs and even overclock the phone.