Guide to Rooting Android 2.1 on a Motorola Droid - Droid Life: A Droid Community Blog: "It’s about time we revisit the whole “rooting Android 2.1″ issue since I still seem to get daily questions on whether or not it can be done. In fact, this post will act as the one-stop shop for gaining root access to 2.1 rather than the few posts we have separated throughout the site which are inter-linked and seem to be causing some confusion.
First we need to continue to clarify the rooting process. At this time, 2.1 has not actually been rooted. Let me repeat that: Android 2.1 has NOT been rooted. The process highlighted in this post is simply a way to get you from stock non-rooted 2.1 to a rooted 2.1 ROM. If that doesn’t work for you, then do not proceed with these instructions. There is no way to simply take your current phone /2.1 OS and gain root access to it except through use of the Android SDK which is a different process for another day.
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