Hello. I am a newbie but not a technophile. Got my first android device, a used a855, about two weeks ago.
This is my first post on these forums. I registered specifically for this thread 'cause I wanted to add info so the instructions might be modified slightly.
First off, this is truly an awesome thread that has helped me root my droid. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
I'm a linux user and on looking at spf_flash I noticed the page linked in the instructions says "You're viewing an archived post, click here for the latest". (Note that I kept the link in the quote.) It sent me to another page with a universal spf_flash that works in both linux and mac. I searched this thread for mention of this fact and found that ShiftF8 was able to modify the instructions to successfully use the universal spf_flash wih his/her Mac. (S)He did not make mention of what modifications were needed. (Here's the entry) But I found no other mention of it. I wouldn't be surprised if they're there and I just missed them. Even so, I found very little acknowledgement that Mac users can use this method to root the droid 1.
Maybe it doesn't matter. Maybe it's just too old a phone for anyone to really care. Or maybe there are better ways of rooting from a Mac. I really don't know. And I will not pretend that I have any right to tell anyone what they should do. I just wish to make the information known that there is a version of spf_flash that works with Mac and that someone has made it work for them.
Again, and I can't emphasize this enough, AWESOME, AWESOME thread!!
THANK YOU!! Thank you for writing the instructions. Thank you for keeping up.
I said "technophile". I meant "technophobe".
I am a technophile.
I'm not a techonphobe.