The Mini-SDK is all a rooter needs


  1. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    During the course of rooting, you'll likely be instructed to go grab the Android SDK.

    You very likely don't need that.

    If you go and download the whole Android SDK shebang and get a platform tools folder, you'll have everything to begin development in Android. And a big waste of space on your hard drive if you're not into that.

    Use our forums' Mini-SDK and unzip that to c:\sdk-tools or under an sdk-tools folder inside your Documents on Windows, Mac or Linux

    Then, wherever you see instructions telling you to go to "platform tools" - just use your sdk-tools folder and you're all set.

    There's an installation script for Mac and Linux that's new, in the linked post - and an md5 checksum utility for Windows now.

    Old instructions below this button still work - as will the new shortcuts provided.
    On Windows, the commands from inside the sdk-tools directory are:

    adb rest of command line
    fastboot rest of command line

    On a Mac from within that folder -

    ./adb-mac rest of command line
    ./fastboot-mac rest of command line

    And on Linux, prior to its first use, go into the sdk-tools tools folder and say -

    chmod 755 *

    You only have to do that once. Afterwards, the commands to use it are -

    sudo adb-linux rest of command line
    sudo fastboot-linux rest of command line

    Hope this helps! :)

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  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

    ok so i fix the link to the mini sdk for you EM:p
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  3. Granite1

    Granite1 Zercron Encrusted Tweezer Moderator

    Oops, I thought that was already done. :eek:

    Fixed it in Rxs fastboot flash kernels guide
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  4. wacko_uae

    wacko_uae New Member

    thank you was looking for something like this instead of the full one
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  5. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Welcome to the forums! :)
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