Republic Wireless hit the scene with an interesting idea: to offer full-fledged mobile service for $19 a month. The low-cost service relies on customers using Wi-Fi and "hybrid Wi-Fi calling" in order to keep the cost low, and, for the time being, RW only has one phone: the Motorola Defy XT.
This phone, of course, has been modified to work with RW's network, and as such, isn't like other versions of the same device. Since this is the one and only phone being sold by RW at the time, many customers are chomping at the bit, wanting to know one thing: how can I root this thing?!