I made my first attempt at rooting my Droid this morning--very unsuccessfully. Upon attempting to install the ROM, the phone rebooted and stayed on the Motorola eye. I let it go for a while, thinking that was all part of the process. It never changed. Since then, I've been searching the internet for a recovery method and I feel like I've tried everything.
Here's what I have attempted:
I downloaded several different versions of update.zip with no success at all. I keep getting the error message e:error in /sdcard/update.zip (status 7), so that didn't work.
I've tried using RSD Lite but can't get it to recognize my phone.
If I do a Power button-x thing, I can get into a screen that has the exclamation point and the phone on it and if I hit the volume up button and the camera button, it gives me the system recovery menu.
I have wiped the cache partition and I have wiped the data/factory reset. I've run out of options (and patience) and hope that someone here can help me out.