How do I root Eris Droid on Mac OSX? Been looking for hours...


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  1. gollumXcore

    gollumXcore Member This Topic's Starter

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    maybe I'm being dumb...but I usually can track down whatever I'm looking for. No luck this go round. I've been looking for like two hours now on a way to get the stock Droid Eris 1.5 to the root 2.1 so that I can use live wallpapers and have root capabilities. I'm using a mac mini with osx...cant seem to find any instructions for mac. can anyone direct me to a thread or anywhere that I may be overlooking? I am dying to get this thing to 2.1 root...thank you so much in advance!
     

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  2. andrizoid

    andrizoid Well-Known Member

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    its the same process. use terminal for the shell commands
     
  3. gollumXcore

    gollumXcore Member This Topic's Starter

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    im following this thread:
    http://androidforums.com/all-things-root-eris/53963-guide-stock-1-5-latest-root-2-1-a.html

    when i get to section A part 8, it tells me this:
    8. Right-click My Computer > Properties, and go to Device Manager. You should see a device with a yellow exclamation next to it, this is your phone (if you don't see it you probably forgot to enable USB debugging mode)

    9. Right-click the device, select Update Driver. Browse to your Android SDK directory, and you should see a "USB Driver" folder in it now. If you don't, you forgot to download the USB Driver package when in "SDK Setup.exe". Select the driver in that folder.



    how would I go about doing this on a mac?
     
  4. andrizoid

    andrizoid Well-Known Member

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    click the apple in the top task bar. go to about this mac. click more info. the devices are on the left side.
     
  5. gollumXcore

    gollumXcore Member This Topic's Starter

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    i've done that, but it doesnt give me the option to update drivers. i click apple > about this mac > more info > usb > android phone....but i dont see anything clickable, it's all just text...how do i update the driver like it's saying in the step? im sorry if i'm bugging you...but i just want to be sure to follow the steps so i dont brick my brand new phone
     
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    your not bugging me. honestly i dont know. i am in the leak so i cant root. tryi posting in the root section. they can probably help more
     
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    Yea if your on a mac you dont need to install drivers.
     
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    I haven't rooted but why don't you dual boot Windows and follow the directions.
     
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    Gollum. Go to thefuzz4.net I went thru that while debauchery a couple months ago. Read the the dialogue in my thread I started there. Have your phone set to charge, not storage. Usb debugging must be on. Run the cd android sdk commands and then run adb commands starting with... ./adb and you should new set. Those guys are helpful over there they may ask you to join them on irc if your still stuck.



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    I did it on a Mac as well, basically the only differences are that 1) you don't need the drivers, like everyone else has said, and 2) you have to type ./ in front of the commands (eg "./adb shell" instead of just "adb shell").
     
  13. andrizoid

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    good to know. ill be doing this myself in a few hours :)



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