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Old January 20th, 2011, 11:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default rooting san francisco on mac OSX for newbies

Total newbie here. I'd like to root my SF (TFT) to be rid of all the ridiculous Orange apps, but the guides I have come across are all for PC users. I'm a complete simpleton when it comes to all things Android and was wondering if somebody knows of a walk through for rooting to 2.2 using OSX?
Also, once rooted, do I have to re-install all my lovely android apps? thanks!

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Old January 22nd, 2011, 01:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to the forums!
You don't even need a computer, rooting can be done on phone :
How To Root The Orange San Francisco / ZTE Blade

If you want to update to 2.2 later, follow all 4 step on this webpage (step 2 was rooting already) :
Orange San Francisco / ZTE Blade - Android 2.2, Tutorials, Guides & Tips

computer is needed just to put downloaded file to sdcard (step 4, ROM flashing), so it will work great on MAC also.

Theoretically, you can make backup in "Titanium backup" when rooted, but this was not working on my OSF, or make nandbackup in recovery and restore it later (bu I think this will also restore old system). The best will be to use this program to make backup of apps and restore it later :
APKoptic ~ Android Application v1.0 By Marc Tan | Tools
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Old January 26th, 2011, 02:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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to root, just download Universal Androot from the Market and run
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I had similar problems with OS X, so I've created a step by step guide from start to finish. Hope it works out for you. How to ROOT and install custom ROM on ZTE Blade
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