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Default Rooting the Droid without rsd lite up to and including FRG83D

This works for rooting all the stock builds released for droid so far....up to FRG83D

I started a new thread about this because its a very different method than the one use in this thread and I didnt want the methods to be confused. This method is safer imo as it does not require flashing sbf files.

This method was originally used to root the Droid2

First off All credit goes to Sebastian Krahmer at C skills. Please see fit to donate via Paypal to

Credit for the tutorial goes to karnovaran at xda. You can find his original thread here. I have changed the directions a little to make them slightly easier and suited for the Droid1.

Whats needed
ADB for instructions on setting up adb see this video by unlockr
Current Motorola Drivers

1.) Enable usb debugging if you dont already have it enabled

2.) Extract to c:\droidroot
3.) Connect your phone to the computer via usb cable
4.) on the computer open the command prompt. (In the start menu under accessories)
5.) cd to your adb tools directory. For most the command would look like this cd C:\android-sdk-windows\tools
6.) adb devices (This should list a device as a long number under list of devices. If it doesnt something is wrong.)
7.) adb push c:\droidroot\rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin /data/local/tmp
8.) adb shell
9.) cd /data/local/tmp
10.) chmod 0755 rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin
11.) ./rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin (This can take a minutes just let it go until you are returned to your adb tools folder)
12.) adb devices
13.) adb shell (you should now see a # instead of a $)
14.) mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
15.) exit
16.) adb push c:\droidroot\Superuser.apk /system/app
17.) adb push c:\droidroot\su /system/bin
18.) adb push c:\droidroot\busybox /system/bin
19.) adb shell
20.) chmod 4755 /system/bin/su
21.) chmod 4755 /system/bin/busybox
22.) mv /system/recovery-from-boot.p /system/recovery-from-boot.p.disabled Note if you are on a build earlier than froyo this step will fail. That is fine and expected.
23.) mount -o ro,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
24.) rm /data/local/tmp/rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin
25.) exit

I would suggest rebooting your phone but its not required.
I take no responsibility for what you do to your phone. I only offer advice.
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