I just got a warranty replacement d1 n had a hell of a time rooting, took me all night. Usually I just flash sprecovery to the bootloader and run update.zip with busybox n superuser. This phone wouldnt take the flash from sprecovery and couldnt even see the phone unless i had an old rsdlite version (4.5.3 i think).
I tried all night with ADB shell (when I gave up on the RSDlite) and still nothing. This am I woke up late for work and somehow knew exactly what I needed to fix....I renamed "androidsdk-windows" to "AndroidSDK" and ran souperroot and failed, ran it again and woohoo...busybox installed.
Whats the deal with this? I found very little support for rooting this build with a google search but I did find ppl that said they had no trouble.
BTW I tried on two computers, one xp and one vista.....both have rooted phones before using the same software. Anyway I posted this because I couldnt find the information anywhere else, so heres how i did it.
Rooting the Droid without rsd lite up to and including FRG83D - Android Forums