Rooting 2.2.1 with a mac

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    I need to root my droid 1 running 2.2.1 and only have access to a mac. I have tried running Superoneclick root but have not had any luck. I installed the mono program that the instructions say that you need if you use a mac. Can any one help me? Is there another way? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
     
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    There's the Mono program, but if that's not working for you then you may need to load a Linux Live CD and try SBF flash in conjunction with the files from link 2 in my signature.
     
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    What is this mono program you speak of, some sort of alien program that zaps your phone with root???? Ok no but seriously I have never heard of it, is it a program for mac?
     
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    Why would you want mono ;)
     
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    This may be a dumb question and I am only asking because I have tried to figure it out for hours. After I install mono what is the procedure to open the exe? I cant find instructions anywhere.
     
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    To be honest, I have no idea. I'm more familiar with Linux through some VERY casual use than I am with OS X.whatever they're up to now.

    What does mono do? Maybe we can figure this out together.
     
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    Hasnt anybody had to root 2.2.1 with a mac or with out a computer?
     
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    Did you try the z4root method?

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    ^does not work on FRG83D
     
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    I've tried z4root, doesn't work. The only way that you can root 2.2.1, to my knowledge, is that whole spf something something madness, or superoneclick. I used my windows xp laptop, not sure about a mac. Id suggest asking a friend who has an XP

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    Not possible without a computer. Period. Not with the tools at our disposal.

    Do you have a CDR and bandwidth you can burn? If so, you can boot a Linux live CD and then use a program called sbf_flash to flash Motocache1's SPRecovery-only SBF, then use his update.zip to root the phone and turn off the Recovery Replacement System that Motorola gave us to protect our phones from attack.
     
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    Can't help but think of this with Mac issues/non-issues
     
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    HALP MI! I'm trying to root my OG Droid on a Mac with absolutely 0 luck. Unfortunately i'm currently stuck with 2.2.1 on a FRG83D, and Z4 doesn't work with FRG83D... SO. I've literally gotten nowhere. Am I seriously the only one that's run into this wall? I'll have to have a resolution for a Mac, because I currently dont have access to a PC. (never thought i would see that day.) I tried the Mono route also, but nada. This will take my root-genity, so you may have to explain (just a tiny bit) in depth. If anyone has a solution or any ideas, help a droider out!
     
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    I'll offer you the same option I've offered everyone. Maybe you'll take me up on it. Do you have a CD-R and some bandwidth you can burn? If so you can try a Linux live CD to use a program called SBF Flash.
     
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