Here's a guide written for non-linux users on how to root your droid. What you do beyond that, well, I have another thread set up for that. Let's get going!
You will need the following:
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(Those 3 are the same file, just use either link, and choose another if any is dwn)
Once you have all these files downloaded, extract them all into a new folder at C:\Android
You should now connect your Droid to your computer and Mount the SD Card through the phone (A dialogue will pop up on your phone asking to connect your SD Card. Click Mount)
Go to the C:\Android folder you created. Rename the file droid-root.zip to update.zip. Then take update.zip and move it to the SD Card on your phone.
Once this is done, unplug your phone and turn it off by holding the top button, then selecting Power Off.
Open your phone's keyboard. Hold down the letter X key on the keyboard and power your phone on WHILE HOLDING THIS KEY DOWN. You will see the Motorola logo, followed by a graphic with an ! mark on it. At this time let go of the X key and the power button. Press and hold the Volume + key on the side of your phone, then press the camera button while holding the Volume + key.
Now you will be presented with a menu. Navigate to "update" using the D-pad, and click the middle button. Now wait for the process to finish.
When it is complete, your phone will power up again. Go to Settings->Applications->Development and check the USB Debugging checkbox.
Courtesy of mekishiko:
(Add a step to install the USB Moto Driver or else you will run into DEVICE NOT FOUND error when you start to use ADB
Driver located here: http://www.motorola.com/consumers/v/...008806b00aRCRD
add one final step UNPLUG USB AFTER YOUR PHONE COMES BACK FROM REBOOT IT WILL SAY:
OK to Program
UNPLUG THE USB CABLE AND POWER CYCLE THE PHONE WIT THE POWER BUTTON)
Connect your Droid to the Computer again.
Click Start on your computer, and click run. Type cmd in the box, and hit ok. Now type the following, pressing Enter after each line:
adb push su /data/local
mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system
mv su osu
cat /data/local/su > su
chmod 6755 su
ls -l *su
(you should see the following)
-rwsr-sr-x root root 76200 2008-08-01 05:00 osu
-rwsr-sr-x root root 76200 2009-05-30 11:28 su
(now continue typing these following lines to finish)