New to Droid, Need advice for rooting

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  1. Suikurai

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    Hi, I'm new to the droid community and just received my Motorola droid a few days ago. I've been reading up on rooting it for a while now but have found the many different sources of information a bit overwhelming.

    My Moto droid (1st version) came stock with firmware version 2.1-update1, build ese81. Should I update to version 2.2 ota and then root my droid or go about things a different way? I've found many different guides but could someone direct me to one that fits my situation. Thank you for anyone who can help!
     
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    Welcome to the forum! Seeing as you're currently on 2.1, my advice would be to start from there and find a comprehensive guide.

    There ARE several options/opinions/ways, but the best advice I can offer is to pick ONE guide, read through it fully, post questions if you have them, and be sure to follow every step fully.

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    Would this one suffice?

    Thank you for the response.

    I was looking at this as a potential guide since my phone keeps saying "system update is ready to install":
    Another Android 2.2 FRG22D Rooting Method for the Motorola DROID | Droid Life: A Droid Community Blog

    It seems straightforward enough. However, I am to understand that frg22d is the same thing as the update I would be receiving OTA?

    If I were to take your advice, would u happen to have a link for a comprehensive guide?

    Are there any advantages to doing it one way or another?

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    I'm actually reading over this one right now. Is this what you were referring to as "comprehensive"?
    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-labs/74028-root-droid-1-regardless-os-version.html

    I see that it was posted in late August so I hope it's still relevant...
     
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    Being that you're posting here on df, I reccomend the second one...rooting d1 regardless of os, because that's in the rescue squad section. We maintain that area and make sure those guides stay current. As well, we offer a LOT of help in that section, so you're already in the ring place if you're using a guide on this site in our section.

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    Excellent! The guide was very helpful. I got it in one shot. Now that I've rebooted, I downloaded a rom (Cyannogen) and am about to install it. : )