May 26th, 2012, 05:13 PM
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please help - trying to root on a Mac
I've been struggling for the past 4 hours to root my Sensation 4G. I know virtually nothing about phones, but I'm not stupid and I'm good at reading. That said, particularities with my phone or incomplete/outdated instructions have left me in a dead end.
I was able to successfully unlock the bootloader using HTC's instructions. All that seems to have done is wipe everything I'd ever installed on my phone and return me to a blank slate. Still no root, still S-ON.
I tried in vain every rooting protocol possible that said it was OSX compliant. Nothing. Nowhere.
Then I spent over an hour installing a VM with Linux/Ubuntu on it. I tried REvoutionary.io and it would run but stall immediately at "Waiting for device..."
I tried USB debugging and in charge-only mode. Nothing. Tried in Hboot mode and Fastboot USB modes. Nothing. Still "waiting for device..."
I read that HTC Drivers aren't necessary for Linux with Revolutionary.io. There is surprisingly almost no documentation on a step-by-step basis for using Revolutionary.io on Linux.
Can anyone help?