How do I root a 2.1 droid?

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    I'm on a mac...
     
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    what deos it mean to root?
     
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    I do actually have a dual boot computer Mac OSX Snow Leopard + Windows 7
     
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    So how would I do it in windows? One more thing what are the dangers in rooting? I have heard that one could possibly destroy their droid this way.
     
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    Browse through the Rescue Squad and Hacking sections of the forums here. Read about other people freaking out sitting in a corner with their "bricked droid". Read a couple guides how to root, what its about, etc. Two paths to take....read, take your time, and understand what each step is doing...or just jump right in. I've seen both go good. And both methods have some struggles. In the end either method works out so don't panic if you get stuck. Your phone will be fine. Usually.

    For the op, on a mac: You need to find someone who has a Windows PC. Read up first, and it shouldn't take more than 30-60 minutes to be all set.
     
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    I did it thanks to Italian truckers link to droid life .com
     
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    the droid

    Your welcome as I said remember always go to Droid life not that here is bad but Droid life is just the best spot for knowledge about the droid