I decided to try and root my phone with z4root since it seemed simple and reversible. I've had my droid a little under a year now and until now just used it like your basic smart phone. I'm not really as familiar with the tech end of this stuff as many of you are but I really like some of the apps only available to rooted phones. I downloaded the z4root app from a link provided on this forum. The first one was through 4shared.com - free file sharing and storage and downloaded and installed without problems. I ran the program and it got to the point where it says acquiring root shell at the bottom and then the app just closed. I rebooted and tried again, same thing. So I deleted the app, and then downloaded the link from android.net and it wouldn't even install.
Now the problem is that the phone is very sluggish wants to force close my apps all the time, and it doesn't seem to want to charge. I did a battery pull but it still seems to be acting up.
Any idea why the root didn't work and why it seems to have negatively affected the phone.
I'm running android 2.2.1