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  1. chasehale10

    chasehale10 Well-Known Member
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  2. RootDaDuck

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    Install bootcamp and put windows on it :)
     
  3. chasehale10

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    Guys this is not a spam thread.
     
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    Keep replies on-topic and constructive, please.
     
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    +1 for without bootcamp or parallels



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    well someone read the instructions lol, thanks man



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  8. chasehale10

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    Very True, but a mac is set up different some people might have a hard time finding what folder this all is. In terminal we dont type in for example drive C, there is a little more to it.
     
  9. mrjinglesusa

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    Right, that's why I also posted that link to an ADB helper script for Mac/Linux.
     
  10. chasehale10

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    yes i had read that, its just jumbled up when you open it and not very clearly written.
     
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    If anyone can help with a step by step guide for doing this on a Mac, it would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
     
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  13. chasehale10

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    thanks aptmx trying to get this out there to see who else if anyone has rooted the incredible with the mac.
     
  14. aptmx

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    So just to confirm, no one has been able to root the Incredible via Terminal on a Mac?
     
  15. chasehale10

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    Thats the way it seems
     
  16. wompy

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    It can be rooted through the terminal, thats how I did it. If you don't know all the *nix commands and aren't comfortable with the CL, just follow the link mrjinglesusa posted. its a script that does it for you.
     
  17. jpvonhemel

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    I used this script. You just need to know how to export a path variable to where your /sdk/tools folder is located. Adding directories to the Mac OS X PATH variable | keito.me shows how to do this. Otherwise it is just a matter of running the script with ./adb_recovery_helper.sh

    Not very hard and did finally help me to root with a Verizon Sandisk 2GB card.

    If you get in, just follow the directions very carefully. When it says to press any button when the file verification shows, press any button on your droid, not your mac. This interrupts the validation and allows unrevoked for incredible to insert.

    Really, the hardest part is getting the damn phone into adb recovery. I am sure in a few days, the exploit will be better understood and scripts will time it better, ie, iphone jailbraking.
     
  18. aptmx

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    I was able to fix the path via terminal to where it says device not found when I run ADB shell. But I still, no matter how many times I pull the battery can't get the terminal script past Waiting for ADB...

    Any ideas?
     
  19. jpvonhemel

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    I used a Sandisk 2GB card that Verizon provided with the phone. Just leaving it in did not work. What eventually worked for me a couple of times was ejecting SD, rebooting and then quickly inserting it in and out. I think it took 15-20 times but then it worked a couple of times after that. I tried again yesterday and could not get it to work again. You may want to consider trying the PNY 2GB card available at walmart. People have posted better than average luck with this one. HTH
     
  20. jpvonhemel

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    Also, before running the script, make sure adb works and does not show command not found. I had to export the path to the command twice for some reason. You do not want to have the script running with adb not available. Would have been nice if the script would have confirmed it was running for us.
     
  21. FloridaOranges

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    Yeah that would really help me out. :D
     

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