Trying to root but about to give up


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  1. rdking

    rdking Member This Topic's Starter

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    I can not for the life of me get the recovery image to work. I have downloaded sdk and all of the drivers but can not figure out how to get step #10 You can test to make sure everything is working by going to a command prompt, go to the \tools\ directory of the Android SDK, and type: "adb shell". If you see a "$" (or "#" if you're already rooted) sign you're good.
    How do you go to the TOOLS directory of SDK and type adb shell when I am in my tools directory I do not have a command prompt. When I open a command prompt I can not figure out how to get to where I need to be... Guess this is over my head I can build a Harley motor in my sleep but can not figure this out... Any help would be great thanks in advance and sorry for the dumb questions but I cant figure it out...
     

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  2. cornbreadfarts

    cornbreadfarts Well-Known Member

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    open command prompt, go to your sdk directory using the command "cd" without the "". "cd .." will go back a directory. so on my computer i type "cd desktop\droids\jamey\sdk\sdk\tools" the best way is just put your sdk folder in the of C: so you would just cd to the C: and "cd sdk\tools" then run your adb shell command. let me know if u need additional help.
     
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  3. iTech

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    On Windows XP machine you type the following in the command prompt:

    cd c:\AndroidSDK\tools


    if that doesn't work, do what I did and and copy the address of the file from the address bar in the my computer window and pasted it in the command prompt after the cd

    cd(space)(paste address)
     
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    T2noob Well-Known Member

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  5. rdking

    rdking Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks to everyone I will try this in the morning when I get home from work.
     
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    cornbreadfarts Well-Known Member

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    rdking Member This Topic's Starter

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    Just wanted to say thanks again to everyone for the help I got all of it done and I very pleased..
     
  8. MJL

    MJL Well-Known Member

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    Awesome! welcome to root. We think you will enjoy your stay here. :)
     

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