Working on a Mac, no one-button rooting choice?

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    When it was first announced on Droid Life, I used EasyRoot to root my 2.1 Droid. It worked great but now I have a replacement Droid running 2.2 and EasyRoot doesn't work on this one.
    I tried using Universal Androot but that just kept telling me that the rooting failed.

    Since I'm using a Mac, a lot of the traditional options don't work for me.
    Can anyone give me a new app, or a new way to root my precious Droid?
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    Do you have access to a copy of Windows to run a boot camp partition?

    sent from the great depths of my phones internet (thanks Al Gore)
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    No, none whatsoever.
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    You can download VMWare fusion and set up a virtual machine with all the trial versions. I did that to root my Droid. I won't lie it was a royal pain and took awhile to get all the right files downloaded to run the virtual machine. The rooting itself wasn't bad, just the process of getting there.

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    I believe the last two will
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    I'm looking at all these links you're giving me and while I appreciate them, they are all WAY over my head in terms of how to enter these things into various programs. They're all just very intimidating.
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    I understand! While they can be intimidating and overwhelming I prefer to do the work (root) myself. I like to know what is going onto my phone and it helps me if I have a problem.

    Mike
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    I'm glad you understand. A lot of these options I've noticed also don't have options for the OG Droid.

    I suppose I will just wait until I can get a decent one-button rooting option...I can live with vanilla Android for now :)
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    Hopefully! I have a Mac so I understand all of you concerns.
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    Hold on a minute. Is there a way to revert my phone back to 2.1? Because if I can do that, I can use my EasyRoot app to just root it again that way.