Rooting a Motorola Droid with Froyo 2.2 (FRG22D)
The 2.2 Froyo update is the most recent version of Android. Chances are if your phone is updated regularly, this is what you’re running. The Froyo update for the Droid has two variations in the firmware. The first is FRG01B and the second is FRG22D, which had a few bug fixes and enabled Adobe Flash Player 10.1 for Android to be downloaded in the Market. To figure out which build you are running, read about finding which version of Android you are running. In the About screen, it should be clearly listed under build number.
FRG22D Rooting Instructions with SuperOneClick:
To root the latest version of the Droid, we will use a nifty program called SuperOneClick! It’s as simple as the name sounds, a one-click solution for rooting a variety of new Android phones. It is supported on Windows, Ubuntu, and Debian.
- Once downloaded and installed, simply open up the program
- Connect your phone via USB to your computer and enable USB Debugging mode. Do not mount your SD card! (SuperOneClick won’t work if you do).
Click Root to root your phone! Once OK is displayed on the program and you have the Superuser app on your phone, you know the process is complete!
The Unroot option will obviously 1 click unroot it so that your is Droid locked again with the full warranty!
To enable USB debugging mode go into Settings > Applications > Development > USB Debugging (check to enable).
If you are having difficulty with the app hanging on mounting or waiting for the device, try power cycling the phone a few times and disabling and re-enabling USB debugging mode. Alternatively, you can boot into recovery mode and root from there. One of these methods should do the trick.