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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by EKG, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. EKG

    EKG Well-Known Member
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    Looking at the instructions for rooting, it seems like it is exclusive for PC users. Is this true? Are us Mac users out of luck?
     

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  2. phobic

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    Boot into Windows via Boot Camp/Virtual Machine for the time being?
     
  3. Fabolous

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    Pretty sure you can set up adb on a Mac. Take a look at the Android SDK website, there should be a Mac package to download.

    All the commands will be the same, you just have to get ADB set up.
     
  4. EKG

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    Don't you have to do something with a .exe file? Mac won't recognize those.
     
  5. Fabolous

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    No, there's no executable involved in the root process.

    Just pushing a lot of files onto your sdcard, then using the PC as a shell into the phone's command line.

    You can do this on any system (PC, Linux, Mac)
     
  6. Sublimation

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    Mac SDK package. That should get ya the Mac SDK package. I'm going to be giving this a shot later... Just use the Terminal in OSX instead of the Command Prompt.

    Edit: Adding a link to the adding SDK components page.
     
  7. djbsquared

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    This page might be helpful as well: Installing the SDK | Android Developers

    Step 2 is the necessary step for adding the location of the SDK to your PATH so that it works without you having to be in the directory to run ADB.
     
  8. NKT

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    You should just have to get the SDK for Mac, change the extension of the root scripts from .bat to .sh.

    Then to run the scripts, make sure to do a ./
     
  9. Quasse

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    kilofox and NKT like this.

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