According to a forum post on AllDroid, the Motorola Droid has been jailbroken to provide root access to the device.
- Download the zip file
- Rename to "update.zip" and copy to the SD card
- Power off the DROID and power back on while holding the X key
- When you see a "/!" symbol, press both vol+ and camera
- Use the on screen menu to install update.zip
Step 1 (Recommended): Update to the latest Android 2.0.1 OTA (over the air) software update.
Step 2: Download the file for Android 2.0.1 OTA update for Motorola Droid posted in the discussion.
Step 3: Rename the .zip file that you downloaded in Step 2 to update.zip
Step 4: Move it to the SD Card on your phone.
Step 5: Power off the DROID and power back on while holding the X key.
Step 6: When you see a "/!" symbol, press both vol+ and camera.
Step 7: Now simply follow the onscreen menu to install update.zip file.
Step 8: Reboot your Droid phone.
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