Rooting a Droid that has been updated to 2.1?

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    Is there a way to root a Droid that has already been updated to 2.1 or do you have to revert back to 2.0.1? I've searched and couldn't find anything but ways to upgrade to 2.1 with an already rooted Droid.

    Sorry if I seem like a noob but I'm not very technologically gifted. Half the stuff I read on these forums I have no idea what they're talking about and when I try to read info about something it brings up another 23 things I don't know the meaning of :-/
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    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-hacks/37696-flashing-sprecovery-sbf-stock-2-1-a.html

    Take it easy and slow. Typing on the slide out keyboard is the worst part. If you know ADB Commands you can translate the commands used in terminal emulator to commands used in ADB Shell instead. I wish I had done that but I was worried I would screw something up so I justy followed this guide to a tee.

    Make sure the battery on your phone is fully charged. Make sure you laptop is plugged into wall. Do not interupt the process while it is flashing. Good luck.

    Nate
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    Follow this guide: http://www.droidforums.net/forum/hacking-faqs/39254-sbf-root-unroot.html
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    So will this return the os back to the original or will it stay as the updated 2.1?
    I am very much a newb to this
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    Your original question was "is there a way to root the droid without going back to 2.01" and the answer is yes. Read the 3rd link in my thread, the same link JCo352 posted up above. If you still have questions, post back here. Either way, let us know how you make out and what you decide to do.
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    Thank you Christim, what is the step 2 (smoked Glass) for?
    I clicked on your number 3 and am downloading the program it is asking for
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    ok its telling me to select a program to open. I downloaded the file from your post, now i am trying to install drivers but it is asking me to select a program to do it with should i pay for the programs they are suggesting? what should i do?
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    ok i am doing this in the morning when i have more time. Thanks everyone for your help. Ill let you know how it comes out
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    ok so i am getting started

    So i Downloaded the programs onto my computer do i need to add any of the 3 to my phone?
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    Moved to hacking help for better assistance. This is a more appropriate place for this thread. If you have any issues or get stuck further let me know and I'll have the rescue squad take over.
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    Thanks Hook, But i still have no answer yet. I am a little nervous doing this myself its my first time. Wait did i just admit i am a cherry. that felt weird
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    Where are you stuck at? Opening the .zip files?
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    Ok i downloaded them and opened them on my computer.
    What i did was download them open them and install them on my desktop computer.
    But my RSDlite screen does not look like the video.
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    Hmmm...I was kind of tempted to send you to rescue squad in the first place. I see you're getting some help now, lets see how it goes.
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    The instructions in Christim's link basically call for the same thing in the link I provided. But the link I provided gives very detailed step-by-step procedures. At least read it. Then chose which one you want to follwo. I know very little about how all this stuff works, but I follwed the steps in the link I provided yesterday to a tee and today I have a rooted 2.1 (yes...the same OS that was on the phone before I rooted) and was able to install an over clock kernel.

    Once you understand the basic principals of rooting Christim's post will make all the sense in the world.

    Nate
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    ok i downloaded all the programs
    do i just run them with the phone off for now?
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    which method are you following.
    Sbf is ran with your phone in boot load mode.

    I rooted through 2.1 ota link.
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