Most of the forum topics I've went through (on this site & others) suggest that I have to use the phone in some way to root. Others make use of a computer but still require that the phone is working. I got my Droid Eris from a friend after I had to pawn my G2 . But in order to download new apps from market it needed to be synced with my google account. Which it could not because his account was. So like an idiot, I factory reset the phone, not knowing I would need to call verizon with service just to cut the phone back on (failure). Now I want to root it so I can make some use of it. I cant access any part of the phone right now to even begin rooting conventionally. Can ANYONE (whos not an idiot like me) help me out???