sv_libertarian writes "Friend of mine has an Android phone he managed to brick while rooting and mucking around with stuff he probably shouldn't have. By virtue of having managed a couple of Gentoo installs, and being more than just vaguely computer literate I get asked for help, which I'm happy to provide as best I can. I do find though, that most Android forums are not only full of annoying twits, but there is precious little "Idiot's Guide to rooting or unbricking your phone". On top if it, now I'm curious and planning to get an Android device in the near future. Are there some favorite starting points experienced Android hackers can steer people new to the game towards? My google fu has failed me there..."