Don't you have to be rooted to use rom manager?
I flashed Sprecovery the other day, but I could not get the renamed update zip to install, it kept giving me failed to open update zip, aborted installation, or something like that. I tried a couple different roms with the same result. I would download Rom manager and pay the 4-5 bucks if it will work, but I thought you have to be rooted first.
Also, if you've flashed Sprecovery, but are not rooted, will that interfere with the 2.2 update, whenever it comes, or can you simply accept the pushed update and get 2.2?
Once you have SPRecovery, you can just flash any new ROM that has superuser permissions
having just SPRecovery flashed to your droid is gaining root access, just not accessing it. you need to install a Super User app in order to use root related apps.
Here is a good post on SPRecovery read through it and also check out the links from that post
Hmmm... I didn't do it like that, so I'm not sure. Before anything else, I suppose try to grab that rom again. When you sync up, make sure there is no file named update in the root of the SD card. Whatever is there, delete it. Rename the rom to update, and put it there. Try one more time. If it works, it's quick. If not, Math3ws tutorials are simple. I would still go into Rom Manager and flash Clockwork recovery as soon as you've confirmed root. All of the roms on Rom Manager are sick, so play with them. My preference is Bugless Beast. The cyanogen roms are stacked with features, but Petes BB is super stable, fast, and smooth. With P3 kernels, my battery actually lasts too.
I rooted before the 2.1 update came out, so I haven't had to wory about it with 2.1 at all. Seems like the permissions wouldn't be there the way he did it on the video, but I ain't callin him a liar.
One thing to make sure on as well; you just rename the file update. If you add.zip, the system will read .zip twice, and fail. This is because windows hides the file extensions.
[ROM] Bugless Beast V1.0 ESE81 - Droid Forum - Verizon Droid & the Motorola Droid Forum
Is a link to Petes thread. Still recommend Rom Manager instead. Backups, themes, kernels etc are all handled in a UI instead of downloading separate files and installing them.