im lost. need help please.

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    I please need help rooting my Droid. OK, I have had my Droid since release date and have a good bit of knowledge about the device. I have scrolled through forum after forum, read thread after thread, video after video and pretty much know what to do. Know here's the kicker. My PC is trashed thanks to a busted water line. I wanted to root it back then but i chickend out because of bricking.Now I have seen and read on how to root without a pc and yes I tried but to no avail. I have all the necessary files on my SD card. Also rom manager, terminal emulator. I even tried dm updater, that was a joke. I'm on 2.1 update. Can you guys help me please.I love my Droid and will never turn to AT&T. I want to Froyo my Motor please. Thanks guys.
     
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    If you are on stock 2.1 you can't root without a computer.
     
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    What if I revert to 2.0.1? I have those files also.
     
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    If you get to 2.0.1 use astro to install dmupdater, then use dmupdater to root
     
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    Any steps you suggest on reverting?
     
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    There's no getting around it, you will need a computer for RSD Lite.
     
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    Rsdlight is on the root of my SD card with the help of astro. So I just need a da*n computer to flash it with rsd. Guess I could extract it from my SD onto a da*n computer and go from there. You think it would be worth a hour and a half drive to a da*n computer to root?
     
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    If this is going to be your phone for a while then yes.
     
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    Kahlem. I'd just wait. I pretty sure froyo is coming to the droid sometime soon.
     
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    Corinacakes, any news on sure rooting for froyo update with backup with no bricks? I want to be able to have access as admin on my phone for diff roms also. If and when the official release comes I would like istructions on how to send it to you before I click the update button so you can capture the program rom so mods can do there thing.
     
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    If you want to be able to put different ROMS on your Droid then what you will need to do is to download and install the latest Froyo app that we have available, which is the same one they are going to release only has root access. You will need a PC to to some of this, as mentioned before. When the OTA FROYO arrives it won't be rooted like the one we have now and I doubt if it will be rooted.
     
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    So in other words I probably want to root now then. If I don't root and wait for froyo update then I will probably want to revert to root since I wont have the capability of adding other roms or overclocking etc... admin super user ability. What do you suggest?
     
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    If you ever want to root your phone you will need RSD Lite installed on a windows based computer so you can flash SPRecovery onto your phone. With that you can then flash various roms.

    As for your comment on not wanting to brick your phone: I'd have to say that is a good goal. I'd also have to say that pretty much 100% of the people who follow the process to root their phone are hoping to be successful the first try and be about their business.

    If all goes well it takes less than 5 minutes to download and install RSD Lite. It then take about 5 minutes to flash SPRecovery. Download the rom you want and use SPRecovery to install that and that can be completed in less than 10 minutes. In reality it probably will take you between 1 and 3 hours until you have your phone how you want it. Something may not work right with RSD Lite. You may have to go through the phone registration process a couple of times until it works right. On the plus side, all these folks you see talking about their rooted phones have all gone through this and are saying, "come on in, the water's fine"
     
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    First off christim, your awesome. You actually posted a thread that I for one feel some compassion from you to us here that need some serious help. LOL! You know what I mean. Well I am experienced with my Droid and its platform and want to unleash its true capabilities. Yes I am educated in all aspects of rooting,clockwork,roms, and all but its only what I have read here about the process of doing so. Everyone here is great and a great help with the threads they post, but you seem different. Anyway, even though I might have read a thousand post's and video after video on rooting and all its aspects I still get nervous. I know the process man but you know its like studying for those final exams and you know that you know it but you still get someone to help you to prepare and guide you through the steps to help you succeed in passing your test. Well brother, I'm not ashamed to say I still need help so I can get my feet wet and then take the plunge. Like you said "come on in the waters fine." I love my Droid and I want wants best for it and me. LOL! Now that the fear of permanent brick is not in my future I am ready to dive right on in but with some floaties. Ha! I have made it to rsdlight process and it would not open up when I clicked the icon on the home screen. It just said error. I was already plugged in under boot. Maybe the file was not the right type. I guess all I need is working legit links to files. Yes got the drivers unzipped installed. If you can further help I will name my Droid after you since you would be helping with the birth of a newly modded beast. Thanks again.
     
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    First off christim, your awesome. You actually posted a thread that I for one feel some compassion from you to us here that need some serious help. LOL! You know what I mean. Well I am experienced with my Droid and its platform and want to unleash its true capabilities. Yes I am educated in all aspects of rooting,clockwork,roms, and all but its only what I have read here about the process of doing so. Everyone here is great and a great help with the threads they post, but you seem different. Anyway, even though I might have read a thousand post's and video after video on rooting and all its aspects I still get nervous. I know the process man but you know its like studying for those final exams and you know that you know it but you still get someone to help you to prepare and guide you through the steps to help you succeed in passing your test. Well brother, I'm not ashamed to say I still need help so I can get my feet wet and then take the plunge. Like you said "come on in the waters fine." I love my Droid and I want wants best for it and me. LOL! Now that the fear of permanent brick is not in my future I am ready to dive right on in but with some floaties. Ha! I have made it to rsdlight process and it would not open up when I clicked the icon on the home screen. It just said error. I was already plugged in under boot. Maybe the file was not the right type. I guess all I need is working legit links to files. Yes got the drivers unzipped installed. If you can further help I will name my Droid after you since you would be helping with the birth of a newly modded beast. Thanks again.