Root Android Debug Bridge - help

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  1. saltysteve

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    Android Debug Bridge
    i am trying to get past this part to root my phone.

    i go to start on the pc and open "run"

    i type in cmd

    this is supposed to show up C:\

    but instead i get this C:\Documents and settings\steven>

    i cant copy and paste over this and im stcuk.

    please help what am i doing wrong?
     

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  2. johnlgalt

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    That is normal. It opens to a particular directory depending upon which Operating System you're using.

    You don't type over the
    - you type in front of it.

     
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  3. saltysteve

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    okay stay with me for a minute
     
  4. saltysteve

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    i have the andriod -sdk folder on the desktop and i am supposed to type this "C:\Documents and Settings\user\Desktop\android-sdk-windows\tools"

    i have tried that and it doesnt work
     
  5. saltysteve

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    i have put the cd in front of the C:\
    and then C:\Documents and Settings\steven\Desktop\android-sdk-windows\tools

    but that isnt doing much
     
  6. Fabolous

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    use cd to change directory

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
     
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  7. Icedemon

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    go into the sdk folder and cut the tools folder out. once it out go into the tools folder and hold shift+right click. you will be able to open a cmd prompt that way. that's the way i do it. i hope that helps
     
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    There is an easier method.

    First of all, did you install the SDK or did you just extract it to your desktop? Is it still in the .ZIP archive that it came in?

    Also, what Operating System are you using?
     
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  9. saltysteve

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    ah this sucks- im so f n confused with this damn root thing. its not working. i am following instructions and it is just not working
     
  10. johnlgalt

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    We posted at the same time - answer my questions please.
     
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  11. CRPercodani

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    It works fine, you just need to relax and take your time. Find the android-sdk folder you made and cut it then paste it in C:\ then when you open cmd just type cd c:\android-sdk-windows\tools and then do the next step. You can rename the android-sdk folder to whatever you want so it doesn't require as much typing.
     
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  12. saltysteve

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    hey - yeah it is still in zip and i downloaded it to my desktop. i run xp
     
  13. Fabolous

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    Make a folder in your C: drive called android, its path will be c:\android

    Unzip the SDK into a folder on your desktop. Open that folder. Open the Tools folder. Copy all its contents and paste them in c:\android

    Then, Start->Run->cmd

    At the prompt, type cd c:\android

    now, at the following prompt, you will be able to copy and paste adb commands to your heart's delight.
     
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  14. saltysteve

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    wow - im dumb! i never unzipped it! i did now so hopefully all goes well.
     
  15. saltysteve

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    sweet thanks that was clear n helped out tons!
    on to the next step
     
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  17. Fabolous

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    You can't back up before you root, because the backup uses the custom recovery, which you need root to install.

    By the way, you can skip the block OTA updates step since all the ROMs do that for you already, AND, the newest custom recovery has a failsafe too.
     
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  18. saltysteve

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    i cant find this file adb.exe in the tools folder.

    this is the step im on:
    Download busybox.zip and extract it to your Android SDK tools folder. Make sure file busybox is in the same folder as “adb.exe”.
     
  20. saltysteve

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    found it! it just didnt have the .exe showing in the file name
     
  21. saltysteve

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    i typed "adb shell" into the Command Prompt and im getting a $

    what am i doing wrong??
     
  22. Fabolous

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    That's good. That means you're connected to the phone, and at it's command prompt from your computer.

    $ means regular user

    type 'su' to become root
     
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  23. saltysteve

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    permission denied after typing su
     
  24. Fabolous

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    erm, did you already apply the update.zip?

    permission denied means you don't have root.

    Did something come up on your phone screen requesting root access? allow it and check remember.
     
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  25. saltysteve

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    apply the update.zip- im not sure if i did and i didnt see anything that came up on my screen that i had to allow for root

    actually yes i did apply update.zip

    i guess im going back to the root step and going over it
     

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