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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by imronburgundy, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. imronburgundy

    imronburgundy Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    So I was rooted running Fab's Apex rom. I got greedy and thought that if I sbf back to 2.2 then go back to the rom I'll be able to up my overclock speeds. Well, now I cannot get root back. I'm using the mac method and maybe someone can help me. I've extracted everything correctly into the sdk folder, then once I've cd to the tools folder, the next step is the "chmod 0755" step. Everytime I type it in, it gives me an error message saying its not found. Anyone encountered this or know of a fix for it? Thanks in advance.

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  2. imronburgundy

    imronburgundy Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    No takers/tips?
  3. DroidX Man

    DroidX Man Newbie

    What is the mac method your talking about? I have an iMac and want to root my X asap. Thanks!!
  4. dhoffman1421

    dhoffman1421 Android Enthusiast

    I used SuperOneClick method to root via PC, not sure if they have instrux for Mac or if it is any different. Have you looked into that?
  5. DroidX Man

    DroidX Man Newbie

    I have been looking and I hope that its not a different way, but I would like to find a way to does definitely work on mac computers.
  6. C0n57an71n3

    C0n57an71n3 Android Enthusiast

    Download the SDK. Download "doroot.sh" for Linux/Mac. Plug phone in, hit PC Mode. Go to Settings, Applications, Development. Hit USB Debugging. Then turn it to Charge Only.

    On Mac:
    Open terminal. Navigate to the /tools folder. "chmod 0775 doroot.sh"
    Then type "doroot.sh"
    A bunch of text will go crazy.
    Hope it works.

    That's all off the top of my head of how I did it on my MacBook. Good luck!!
  7. imronburgundy

    imronburgundy Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Yeah, those are the instructions I originally tried. Kept getting an error when doing the "chmod 0755 doroot.sh" step. Ended up spending hours trying to get it to work and eventually did the one click root on my old windows computer.
  8. C0n57an71n3

    C0n57an71n3 Android Enthusiast

    Now that I think about it, I don't even remember doing a chmod. Did you try it without?

    Anyways, it's good that you're rooted. Have fun!

    P.S. nandroid backup.

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