Trying to root a Droid 1 with Android 2.2.1

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    I am trying to root my brother Droid 1 with Android 2.2.1 but I am running into some problems. z4root doesn't work. I try a few through the computer but my antivirus block me from download the program. Is there anything else I can do to root it?
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    The first link in my signature is the only way to do it.
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    Guidot is 100% right. The instructions in that link is the only way to get a 100% functional phone after root. We're working, right now, on two other phones that were screwed up by trying to use one of the "one-click" root programs.

    Good luck.
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    Super one click worked like a charm for my D1 on 2.2.1
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    yeah super one click root does it nicely. i have never used it but it pushes the files to root it to the phone for you.
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    My antivirus block super click from downloadknf

    Sent from my Droid using DroidForums App
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    Hmm that sucks can't you just ignore the threat and dl anyways cuz it took like 30 sec. To root.....
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    Yeah, or do it the right way.
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    Is there a wrong way to root your phone?
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    nope, not at all... if its rooted wrong then its not considered rooted. usually anything that goes wrong with any rooting method is user error. i think super one click is 1000 times faster and its safer because there isn't any flashing from the bootloader taking place.

    oh and im not sure your signature follows the TOS for this site, just warning you before someone else does.
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    There's the quick way, then the right way.

    Superoneclick and souporroot do not do anything via custom recovery. So, your phone will not block OTA updates. And until you flash a ROM that removes FRS you will not have a properly functioning custom recovery (ie using ROM Manager to flash ClockworkMod).
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    you can also kill ota updates by making your phone a brick through rsdlite & i think its safe to say the droid wont be getting anymore ota updates.
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    The only way to brick a Droid is flashing a bad SBF or losing power during the flash.

    I think that the thousands of people that have SBF'd to gain root would tend to disagree with you.
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    i rooted my phone via sbf, but ive also used almost every other method and they have both gotten me running a custom rom. either way its the same thing, one's just easier and involves less input in the users end, reducing the risk for any problems to occur.
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    anyway back to the OP, no need to get off topic anymore.