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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by manofsteel, Aug 11, 2012.

  1. manofsteel

    manofsteel Lurker
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    I only have an iMac & Chromebook, and Nexus 7.
    I wanna root my Nexus 7 because I wanna use the six axis controller but it seems like the root kit only works on windows.

    Is this true? Or is there a mac one I can use to root my Nexus 7?

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  2. Atma

    Atma Extreme Android User

    Hi manosteel. I know nothing about a mac, but this may help you. He has instructions included for rooting with a mac.

    I haven't seen a program like the toolkit specifically for the mac.
  3. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42

    I haven't checked that link above, I'm on a real flaky internet connection right now, but I'd have said your best bet would be to look into setting up ADB on your mac. There should be lots of sets of instructions around for doing that.

    Then you'd need a set of instructions for rooting the device using adb commands.
  4. eager27

    eager27 Member

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  5. MSUgEEk

    MSUgEEk Android Expert

    +1 to what's been said. You won't find a root kit for your Mac. When I rooted my original Droid, all I had was a Mac and I had to do the step by step stuff in ADB. Served me well knowing all of that. Had to do the same with my Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy Tab Plus, and my Nexus 7 as I moved to Ubuntu when I did those. I prefer the manual method actually.
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  6. jmar

    jmar Nexican

    Have you had success? I, too, am on Ubuntu and the process is super similar for Mac users. Let us know if you still need help.
  7. colchiro

    colchiro Extreme Android User

    If you have to run a Mac in a PC-based world, I would think you could install a Windows virtual machine for things like this (run Windows in a window) OR set it up to dual boot Windows and Apple, like Boot Camp allows you on the Mac Mini.

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