Thanks for the shout cplus. I gave you credit as well, I wasn't about to take credit when 75% of the thread that I made came from your thread here with just a little modification (just to try to make it even MORE noob friendly).
Yo just download rsdlite, sprecovery-sbf file and your are good to go. Flash the sbf to your phone using rsdlite. Your phone will need to be in the right mode: turn off phone, then with phone off, hold up on the dpad and power the phone on. you will get a black screen with white lettering in bootloader mode. now open rsdlite and flash away. here should be everything you need: Root Droid 1 - regardless of OS version
Good luck! It's easy. Once you have sprecovery, make a backup and then feel free to flash any ROM you want.