Disclaimer: If you break it, its not my fault. This most likely will NOT work for the impending OTA update. Alright, I am getting a lot of questions on how to do this, so I am going to post what needs to be done so that folks can use ESE53 thats already rooted This will allow folks to get the radio update as well as 2.1. First, follow the instructions to flash the ESE53 sbf. The instructions are here. http://www.droidforums.net/forum/hacking-help/24707-unroot-unbrick-your-phone-using-sbf.html The SBF can be found here. RapidShare: 1-CLICK Web hosting - Easy Filehosting If you have problems getting the start button to be usable (i.e. its greyed out), then follow the instructions here. http://www.droidforums.net/forum/dr...windows-7-flashing-sbf-files-look-inside.html Note: If the sbf fails at any step (usually at the end), you will likely end up with 2.1, but NOT the radio update. Best bet is to try again after it reboots the phone. This will get you to ESE53 SBF. However, to root the phone itself (adb root is already active), you must follow these next steps. First, adb must be setup on your machine and drivers must be installed. You can get the sdk from here. Android SDK | Android Developers Once adb is setup, you can either add it to your environmental variables (windows), or work from the command prompt from that directory you unzipped and installed it to. I reccomend adding it to your env variables (path). (This next part is taken from the old sholes.info rooting instructions. Its easier than retyping it). Add adb to your system PATH: (Note: In order for adb to work, the phone must be connected to the computer) (Note: adb ONLY WORKS OUTSIDE OF THE PHONE (i.e. not when you’re shelled in)) Linux users: Open a Terminal, and run pico ~/.bashrc and copy this line anywhere (and the end of the file makes it more organized): export PATH=$PATH:/path/to/android/sdk/tools (Note: replace “/path/to/android/sdk/tools” with the path to where you downloaded the Android SDK, specifically to the tools folder) Ctrl+X to exit, Y to save, Enter to confirm. Then restart the terminal. OS X users: Open a Terminal, and run pico ~/.profile and copy this line anywhere (and the end of the file makes it more organized): export PATH=$PATH:/path/to/android/sdk/tools (Note: replace “/path/to/android/sdk/tools” with the path to where you downloaded the Android SDK, specifically to the tools folder) Ctrl+X to exit, Y to save, Enter to confirm. Then restart the terminal. Windows users: (XP and earlier): Right-click My Computer > Properties > Advanced tab > Environment Variables. Look for the one that says PATH, and double click on it. Add this to the end (after the last semi-colon): C:\path\to\android\sdk\tools; (You need to add it another semi-colon afterwards). Click OK, then OK again. (Vista and 7): Start > Control Panel > In the search box in the upper right of the window, type “system path”, then click on “Edit the system environmental variables.” Look for the one that says PATH, and double click on it. Add this to the end (after the last semi-colon): C:\path\to\android\sdk\tools; (You need the semi-colon afterwards). Click OK, then OK again. Enable USB Debugging: Settings > Applications > Development > Check “USB Debugging” then tap “OK”. Once you have done this, you can now push sprecovery to your phone. This will be needed to flash the update.zip that roots the phone itself. 1. Get flash_image from here: *********** - online file sharing and storage - download flash_image 2. Get sprecovery from here. MEGAUPLOAD - The leading online storage and file delivery service 3. Get the update.zip and su.zip from here. Unzip the su file so you can put it on your sd card. How to Root Your Droid (For Non-Linux/Non-Geeks) - Android Forums 4. Put all four files on your sd card, either via mounting the sd card on the computer, and copying it over or using adb. 5. Copy flash_image over and then flash sprecovery. Code: adb shell su mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery-0.99.3b.img sync reboot recovery 5. Make a nandroid backup. Do an advanced backup and select everything for good measure. 6. Install the update.zip you downloaded. You do this by choosing installation, allowing update.zip(deprecated) and then choosing the install option. 7. When its done, reboot your phone and finish the directions here. How to Root Your Droid (For Non-Linux/Non-Geeks) - Android Forums You are now rooted and (mostly) stock. Note: If you are merely going to flash for the radio update and then go to a custom ROM, you need not follow the rooting instructions, just get sprecovery flashed.