I updated my AT&T Captivate to the stock Gingerbread a few weeks ago, and I've had nothing but problems since -- hangs, lockups, and that constant TetheringManager crash. I'm about to do a factory reset, but I'd really like to be able to back it up properly first, which of course requires root.
I've done a little research, and SuperOneClick definitely does not work in my situation. I've seen some people refer to flashing a new kernel, but a) I've never done it, b) it sounds a bit scary, and c) I don't need anything else out of a custom kernel, other than root access. Is that my only way forward in this situation?
(I found this similar question, but people seem to have ignored the "how do I root" part once they figured out that the OP didn't need to in the first place)