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Root Can you Root a Droid 2 using a mac?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by miksean77, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. miksean77

    miksean77 New Member
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    New to the world of Droid. Can I root the droid 2 using a mac OS X. I have no experience with this so I'm very nervous. Just got the D2 this week but I want to be able to tether
     

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  2. Soviets

    Soviets New Member
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    Nah you can't as far as I know since I have one too. Had to steal my sisters netbook and sit there for 2 hours on that tiny screen rooting my Droid 2.
     
  3. jradicle11

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    It took your two hours to root your Droid 2?
     
  4. CrypticDroid

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    Yes sir you can, I did so just last week:

    Easier 1-2-3 Droid 2 Root for Windows and Linux (and soon Mac) - xda-developers

    If you have issues, darkonion seems more than willing to walk/talk you through it, which he did for me
     
  5. Burbank

    Burbank New Member
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    YES. I rooted my Droid 2 using my MacBook Pro. It took a little trial and error but once I set everything up correctly it went without a hitch.

    As I recall, the commands referenced in the XDA developers forum all worked great, but some of them required defined paths for some of the resources. Also, I seem to recall the need to set the Droid 2 to "Charge Only" after connecting the USB cable (not PC Mode).

    The commands I used were these (BUT DON'T USE MY COMMANDS. JUST TO BE SURE, USE THE ONES FROM THE XDA FORUM.)

    cd /tools/
    /tools/adb devices
    /tools/adb push Superuser.apk /sdcard/Superuser.apk
    /tools/adb push su /sdcard/su
    /tools/adb push busybox /sdcard/busybox
    /tools/adb push rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin /data/local/tmp/rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin
    /tools/adb shell
    cd data/local/tmp
    chmod 0755 rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin
    ./rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin
    /tools/adb devices
    /tools/adb shell
    mount -o rw,remount -t ext3 /dev/block/mmcblk1p21 /system
    cp /sdcard/Superuser.apk /system/app/Superuser.apk
    cp /sdcard/su /system/bin/su
    cp /sdcard/busybox /system/bin/busybox
    chmod 4755 /system/bin/su
    chmod 4755 /system/bin/busybox
    mount -o ro,remount -t ext3 /dev/block/mmcblk1p21 /system
    exit
    exit

    Good luck,

    Dave
     

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