Use a mac and an android phone?

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  1. ajdroidx

    ajdroidx Well-Known Member

    Just wanted to get tabs on Mac users who also use android devices as I am looking into getting a Mac myself.

    Bottom line? I am thinking about adding a Macbook pro to replace my netbook but would like to do a bit more then I can with my netbook like light photo editing and some android tinkering) and just want another option to do this on besides windows.

    I don't need you to talk me into either platform or into linux :). I just want to know if you Mac users have any problems with developing and hacking your android devices? Driver issues? Etc?

  2. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Macs don't require drivers. I use them often for my Android rooting and customization stuff.

    Some older Samsung phones only interface with Windows tools for that.

    Some newer HTC models can only be hacked using Windows or Linux tools. In that case, if you only have a Mac, you have to install a virtual machine and Linux. That's free to do, but extra effort.

    In many cases you'll be fine using native OS X solutions.

    Fastboot and adb execute without issue on a Mac.
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  3. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer


    HTC official RUU's only run from PC too. .exe

    Whether they run in wine (or Mac Equiv) or not is another question, but I wouldn't recommend using anything that flashes a phone through something like wine.
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  4. ajdroidx

    ajdroidx Well-Known Member

    Its got to the point on my windows 7 machine every time I plug in a device windows installs drivers :confused: Perhaps its because I use one port mostly and just rotate devices
  5. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    By the way, Eclipse runs fine on OS X as well (you mentioned development).
  6. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Without question, kiss that headache goodbye.

    You may need to install MTP support (looking at your device list), but that's usually trivial in most cases. Lion will automatically deal well with the Nexus, per reports in the Nexus Watering Hole.

    If the Xoom is an issue for that, the Android app for the Mac is said to solve that.

    PS - tidied up, I think was desired. :) ;)
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