Ok so I've got my new Droid X being shipped to me from Verizon right now, to replace my BB 8530. I've been doing a lot of reading about rooting, I'm aware of the risk, etc., and I still want to root...in fact that's a large reason for me switching to the Droid X to begin with. I've never done any modifying on my blackberry, although I'm quite experienced with jailbreaking for iphones and ipods. Im just at a little bit of an impasse right now. I know that I want to root with the Gingerbread .596 software, but I am having trouble figuring out which files/DIY instructions are relevant to me. Also, I have a mac laptop which I will be doing any computer support with, and I haven't been able to find ANY information on supporting software for computers. I'm just a little bit confused as to where I need to start with the whole rooting process. I know i need to download certain files, then install them on the phone, etc. What about backups though? Do I need to download any of the android backup apps on my mac or droid BEFORE I start the root/gingerbread update, or is the rooting/updating the very first step? Which one of the DIY threads would be applicable to a user going DIRECTLY from a stock Verizon Droid to the Gingerbread OS? I would just appreciate a little bit of guidance. Thanks in advance for any help!