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[Verizon] Mac rooting guide help!!!!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by tonytownsend, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. tonytownsend

    tonytownsend Member
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    I own no pc's being that I need them for my job and cannot find a guide to rooting on Mac can anyone point me in the direction of one??
     



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  2. Metfanant

    Metfanant Android Expert

    Honestly I've always used Mac's as well... but I have a Windows partition set up through boot camp in case in run into any issues like this...

    There is a cross platform utility created by AdamOutler over on the xda forums...but I'm not sure its ready for prime time yet...
     
  3. tonytownsend

    tonytownsend Member
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    Yeah he took it off line. In agent him a message about it we will see. Does anyone know if anyone is even working on breaking the bootloader?
     
  4. Metfanant

    Metfanant Android Expert

    Yeah...its still being worked on...but I'm not confident in anyway that it will happen...we have workarounds though that make it unnecessary to unlock the bootloader
     
  5. tonytownsend

    tonytownsend Member
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    Even to load new kernels? I never had a phone that's been locked down like this. Is there history of other androids having locked down boot loaders like this and them being broken?
     
  6. Metfanant

    Metfanant Android Expert

    Yup...we can flash custom kernels just fine...it just has to be done in a different way than normal...

    Actually the history suggest it won't be broken...every Motorola phone released on VZW since July 2010(Droid X) has been locked...and non of them have been broken...

    However none of those phones ever got custom kernels either...
     
  7. tonytownsend

    tonytownsend Member
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    So what method allows for custom kernels there's 2 so far correct?
     
  8. Metfanant

    Metfanant Android Expert

    Its called kexec...basically what it all boils down to is that we write the kernel to the recovery partition of the phone...

    Yes, there are two standalone kernel options...invisiblek's and imoseyon's...though technically(I believe) CM9 and CM10 have their own CM(AOSP) kernels...

    There should be a new kernel soon that the SynergyROM guys are working on
     
  9. tonytownsend

    tonytownsend Member
    Thread Starter

    Imoseyons kernel is good used to use it on galaxy nexus
     
  10. tonytownsend

    tonytownsend Member
    Thread Starter

    Hopefully Franco makes one as well his rock!!!! So you just boot into recovery find the partition and run the zip folder and that's how you flash a new kernel?
     
  11. Rolo42

    Rolo42 Android Enthusiast

    HAHA that explains a few things.....:D

    I'll never understand Mac users not having an old Windows PC or partition or emulator (WINE available?). (There's always "Why not a Mac version!?" complaints in every PC game development.)

    Personally, I'd run linux if Windows wasn't mandatory for most of my programs.

    Back on topic, sorta: I agree, I don't see anyone cracking the VZW bootloader walnut; the only potential chance I see is the FCC busting it if properly compelled by customer advocates/complaints.
     
  12. Metfanant

    Metfanant Android Expert

    bootcamp is an amazing thing...
     
  13. Rolo42

    Rolo42 Android Enthusiast

    I guess I should build a hackintosh and put bootcamp on it. :D
     
  14. Ricky Babalu

    Ricky Babalu Well-Known Member

    Just sent you an email. :D
     
  15. tonytownsend

    tonytownsend Member
    Thread Starter

    Dang wish I would have gotten this earlier installing xp thru boot camp now. Does this root tool root the kexec method????? So I can flash different kernels?
     
  16. Metfanant

    Metfanant Android Expert

    kexec has nothing to do with root...its the recovery you want to be kexec compatible...

    install EZ Recovery from the play store...and then flash CWM 6.0.1.0
     
  17. tonytownsend

    tonytownsend Member
    Thread Starter

    So I'm fine to use the Adams one touch root then download cwm and and flash it?
     
  18. Metfanant

    Metfanant Android Expert

    should work fine
     
  19. artman540

    artman540 Android Enthusiast

    I cant seem to get CWM to flash with casual. Also how do I know if my unsecure aboot is flashed it didnt reset my phone or anything.
     
  20. Metfanant

    Metfanant Android Expert

    flash CWM from EZ Recovery
     

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