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  1. Joyfulmama

    Joyfulmama New Member
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    I apologize in advance if this question has been asked. I want to root my prevail, but I don't see anyway around running odin on windows. I don't have access to a PC and I don't have windows installed on my mac. Any help/advice? I hate to go buy a new phone simply because I'm out of space on my current one since rooting would take care of that.
     

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  2. Kcsuper

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    Do yourself a favor...burn the mac and buy a pc :p
     
  3. inigomontoyasr

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    ouch.

    to the original question...unfortunately there isn't a way to root an updated device without windows and Odin.
     
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  4. Joyfulmama

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    Sigh, since I'm trying to avoid having to blow $270 for the Marquee, it goes without saying that I'm also not quite in the market for a new computer :p
     
  5. Joyfulmama

    Joyfulmama New Member
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    Thanks! That's what I figured.
     
  6. Dest1ny

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    actually depending on the mac that you have you can probably load windows into it and dual-boot to windows. You can use BootCamp to do it with, but i believe you need MAC OS X 8.0 or higher. I forget the version but if your mac is fairly new you should be able to.

    all you would need is a copy of Windows.

    also I don't know if even then it might work, but I don't see why it wouldn't.
     
  7. wetbiker7

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    I agree, I don't see why you wouldn't be able to dual-boot it. Never done it but it makes sense to me.
     
  8. Xruptor

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    Honestly, why just don't use bootcamp and have windows installed as well? Most if not ALL the mac users I know have windows installed on their mac as well. I know it's pretty sad that people still have to have two operating systems installed on a Mac to get things done. I wish everyone would just switch to Linux :p

    In anycase, to answer your question Bootcamp or dual-booting to windows would be the only way. :( Not sure why you wouldn't have windows installed anyways it's very convenient.
     
  9. oopsibrokeit

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    Showing my age but, RED HAT WHY DID I FORSAKE THEE!?!?
     
  10. BadWolf47

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    I was running Linux and got a Mac specifically so I wouldn't need Windows anymore. All the "commercial apps" that I needed Windows for when I ran Linux have Mac versions.
     

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