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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Hipsigti, Sep 2, 2012.

  1. Hipsigti

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    I have searched the root forum and can't find anything on this. is there a way to root my nexus 7 using a intel based macbook or iMac????
     

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    Yes there is, quite easy too. You just need to download the Android SDK for your Mac located here:

    Android SDK | Android Developers

    Then follow the manual method rood instructions found here:

    http://androidforums.com/nexus-7-all-things-root/571161-nexus-7-all-things-root-guide.html

    Read through the methods several times and make sure you understand it. Lots of folks use these root kits that does everything for them. I have done it manually on all of my devices I've ever owned and never had a problem. The knowledge gained in this process is invaluable if you run into problems as well. It's basically just a handful of commands entered in the terminal with your tablet connected via usb.

    Edit: as with all Macs, you do not need the drivers the rooth thread talks about.
     
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    thanks for your help
     

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