After extensive research and consulting with some Devs, it seems that the hydro does not have any hope for root as of now, nor is there any kind of expected time when or if we will be able to achieve it. shabby said, "its sig checking kernel and recovery at boot aka until you bypass it you arent getting a custom kernel or recovery. no fastboot, no root, nada. Until the next big android exploit comes out (think rageagainstthecage, or gingerbreak, or even zergrush...) there is not going to be much in the root department." Just posting as a forewarning to potential buyers about the rooting situation.