I (imnotmikal) NO LONGER SUPPORT THIS THREAD. Links in this thread may be BROKEN or OUTDATED. I apologize if this causes and inconvenience. Before I start: I am not responsible for anything you do to your phone, this your own doing. Need Help? Come hang out in the IRC channel. Server: irc.freenode.net:6667 Channel: #motodroid3 Or, you can click here to access via Freenode's webchat. Rooting Your DROID3 Download the One Click Root by psouza4. With this, you can root/unroot your DROID3. Then follow these simple instructions. Note 1) Your phone must be connected via USB data cable to your computer and recognized. Note 2) If your phone is connected, but not recognized, you may need to install one of these software drivers: LINK to x64 drivers(64-bit) LINK to x86 drivers(32-bit) Step 1) Download the one-click root package (link above) Step 2) Extract the contents of the one-click root package to a new folder on your computer. Step 3) Make sure USB Debugging is enabled on your device. This should be under Settings -> Applications -> Development -> USB Debugging. Step 4) From the new folder on your computer, double-click on Pete's Motorola Root Tools to begin the root process. Step 5) Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the root process. Unrooting Your DROID3 If you do not have them, re-download the files from above, unfreeze/restore any system apps you froze/deleted, and follow all of the steps until step 6, then continue here: Step 6) Click "Unroot Phone" Step 7) Wait for your phone to finish the unroot process. Installing Safestrap/Recovery Now that you are rooted, you should install Safestrap. In short, the Safestrap will essentially preserve your stock system files in a partition where they will not altered by flashing ROMs. ROMs will then be flashed into a “second system” which cannot touch your true system files. To install it, follow these steps: Step 1) Download the Safestrap.apk and install it. Step 2) Open the Safestrap and click “Install Recovery.” Step 3) Reboot your phone. You will see a new splash screen after the Motorola splash screen. Step 4) Hit the Menu button while this screen is open, and you will boot into the Recovery. NOTE: You MUST enable Safe System via the Safestrap Recovery BEFORE flashing ROMs, or you will alter system files. For more information about the Safestrap, click here. Wireless Tethering With Your DROID3 As per the Android Forum admins and mods, I cannot post information about this anymore. Feel free to contact me with specific questions. Unbricking/SBFing the DROID3 (Or returning to stock without a Nandroid) So, you did something you weren't supposed to do, and now you're left with a brick (or you forgot to make a Nandroid, and want to go back to stock). Download this One Click SBF rar file by psouza4 from XDA, and this SBF file. This SBF will completely wipe your device and install software version 5.6.890 on your phone. To use: Step 1) Make sure you have the most recent Moto drivers installed. Step 2) Extract the zip to a folder on your computer. Step 3) Extract all of the SBF contents into the "files" folder in the folder you unzipped. Step 4) Power down your phone. Step 5) While holding the Vol + and Vol - buttons, power on your phone. Step 6) Select "AP Fastboot" Step 7) Once your phone says it is connect, double click "CLICK HERE - Flash Verizon DROID 3 OTA 5.6.890 to phone.bat" Step 6) Wait for your phone to reboot, then are back on the Stock OTA 5.6.890 update. DROID3 ROMs Click here for the current ROM list.