DroidForums.net is the original Verizon Android Forum! Registered Users do not see these ads. Please Register - It's Free!
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14

Thread: Rooting on mac?

  1. Junior Droid
    Sharkey's Avatar
    Member #
    53574
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    18
    Phone
    Nexus S
    #1

    Rooting on mac?

    Can you root on a MAC? is there any updated guide on how to root from a bonestock on a mac for a total noob. Can you run 2.2? Does anyone have any links.. I have tried to use the search bar but everything is so confusing!
  2. Droid Sensei
    OneTenderRebel's Avatar
    Member #
    53261
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Hampton Falls, NH
    Posts
    3,334
    Liked
    353 times
    Twitter
    JefFullerMyself
    Phone
    Galaxy Nexus
    #2
    You can root from a mac but it is a royal pain. You have to set up either a virtual machine or boot camp partition to run windows. Then you can follow the steps in a number of rooting threads. The tutorials are super easy to follow and should help you greatly. Do you happen to have windows set up on your mac or do you know how to do so?
    Anytime someone dares me to walk a mile in their shoes I do it! Because, hey free shoes and I am now a mile away from that person!

    Hatred is by far the ugliest trait any human can possess (think about it)
  3. Junior Droid
    Sharkey's Avatar
    Member #
    53574
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    18
    Phone
    Nexus S
    #3
    Quote Originally Posted by OneTenderRebel View Post
    You can root from a mac but it is a royal pain. You have to set up either a virtual machine or boot camp partition to run windows. Then you can follow the steps in a number of rooting threads. The tutorials are super easy to follow and should help you greatly. Do you happen to have windows set up on your mac or do you know how to do so?
    I do not have windows set up on my mac how do i go about doing that?
  4. Premium Member
    hookbill's Avatar
    Member #
    10332
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    N.E. Ohio
    Posts
    19,575
    Liked
    17 times
    Phone
    Droid Bionic
    Premium Member
    #4
    Quote Originally Posted by Sharkey View Post
    Can you root on a MAC? is there any updated guide on how to root from a bonestock on a mac for a total noob. Can you run 2.2? Does anyone have any links.. I have tried to use the search bar but everything is so confusing!
    I assume you're running stock 2.1. The only way to do it on a Mac is to run boot camp and a copy of a Windows OS. It won't work with a virtual machine.

    You need to install SPRecovery using RSD Lite and that requires windows. Once you have SPRecovery on your phone you can go back to your mac and install 2.2 Froyo. Installation of 2.2 Froyo comes with root so your Droid would be rooted at that time.

    There may be a way to do it with ROM Manager, but I don't know how to use it. You'd still have to get your mac rooted and then use Clockwork.

    I used a PC to get to SPRecovery and RSD LITE on my Droid, then I used my Mac to install 2.2 version 2.

    Video: Flashing SPRecovery SBF to Stock 2.1 | Droid Life: A Droid Community Blog

    Complete with video on how to install SPRecovery with RSD Lite

    Installation of 2.2 can be done with your Mac, I did it with mine that's simple.


    I don't think there is a guide that will give you Mac instructions.
    Please be respectful. Respect is #1 here at DF Please read our Guidelines of Conduct
  5. Droid Ninja
    cpjr's Avatar
    Member #
    17607
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Atlanta
    Posts
    1,598
    Phone
    HTC ThunderBolt
    #5
    You can root using a Mac if your running 2.0.1, as you can install the Mac version of the Android SDK and adb.

    If you 2.1 then you would need run it in boot camp or parallels like OneTenderRebel stated. Its not hard to set that up though, if you have a copy of Win to install.
  6. Droid Sensei
    OneTenderRebel's Avatar
    Member #
    53261
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Hampton Falls, NH
    Posts
    3,334
    Liked
    353 times
    Twitter
    JefFullerMyself
    Phone
    Galaxy Nexus
    #6
    Well there are a few ways to do it, if you have a copy of windows xp sp2 or above handy you can set up a boot camp partition through your mac. If you do not have that you can download vmware fusion and do all the trial stuff to set up windows through a virtual machine. The only issue with that is you have it free for 30 days and after that 30 days are up if something happens to your droid and you need to run RSDlite for some reason you are stuck having to either buy the software which is not cheap and or use a friends windows computer. I rooted my phone through the vmware trials and have had no problems since then thankfully (knock on wood). So it can be done but just know that the trial does end and you may end up having to wait to find someone nice enough to let you use their PC to flash an sbf file again.
    Anytime someone dares me to walk a mile in their shoes I do it! Because, hey free shoes and I am now a mile away from that person!

    Hatred is by far the ugliest trait any human can possess (think about it)
  7. Droid Sensei
    OneTenderRebel's Avatar
    Member #
    53261
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Hampton Falls, NH
    Posts
    3,334
    Liked
    353 times
    Twitter
    JefFullerMyself
    Phone
    Galaxy Nexus
    #7
    Quote Originally Posted by cpjr View Post
    You can root using a Mac if your running 2.0.1, as you can install the Mac version of the Android SDK and adb.

    If you 2.1 then you would need run it in boot camp or parallels like OneTenderRebel stated. Its not hard to set that up though, if you have a copy of Win to install.
    Yep exactly but at this point I would think very few unrooted droids are running 2.0.1.
    Anytime someone dares me to walk a mile in their shoes I do it! Because, hey free shoes and I am now a mile away from that person!

    Hatred is by far the ugliest trait any human can possess (think about it)
  8. Droid Ninja
    cpjr's Avatar
    Member #
    17607
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Atlanta
    Posts
    1,598
    Phone
    HTC ThunderBolt
    #8
    Quote Originally Posted by OneTenderRebel View Post
    Yep exactly but at this point I would think very few unrooted droids are running 2.0.1.
    I agree, but hey.....ya never know.

    I already had boot camp and Winderz setup on my Macbook so it was easy-peasy for me
  9. Junior Droid
    Sharkey's Avatar
    Member #
    53574
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    18
    Phone
    Nexus S
    #9
    Quote Originally Posted by OneTenderRebel View Post
    Well there are a few ways to do it, if you have a copy of windows xp sp2 or above handy you can set up a boot camp partition through your mac. If you do not have that you can download vmware fusion and do all the trial stuff to set up windows through a virtual machine. The only issue with that is you have it free for 30 days and after that 30 days are up if something happens to your droid and you need to run RSDlite for some reason you are stuck having to either buy the software which is not cheap and or use a friends windows computer. I rooted my phone through the vmware trials and have had no problems since then thankfully (knock on wood). So it can be done but just know that the trial does end and you may end up having to wait to find someone nice enough to let you use their PC to flash an sbf file again.
    Thank you, Im pretty sure I have an old disc laying around somewhere... sound's like a lot of work though but do you guys think it is worth it to root?
  10. Droid Sensei
    OneTenderRebel's Avatar
    Member #
    53261
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Hampton Falls, NH
    Posts
    3,334
    Liked
    353 times
    Twitter
    JefFullerMyself
    Phone
    Galaxy Nexus
    #10
    Quote Originally Posted by hookbill View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Sharkey View Post
    Can you root on a MAC? is there any updated guide on how to root from a bonestock on a mac for a total noob. Can you run 2.2? Does anyone have any links.. I have tried to use the search bar but everything is so confusing!
    I assume you're running stock 2.1. The only way to do it on a Mac is to run boot camp and a copy of a Windows OS. It won't work with a virtual machine.

    You need to install SPRecovery using RSD Lite and that requires windows. Once you have SPRecovery on your phone you can go back to your mac and install 2.2 Froyo. Installation of 2.2 Froyo comes with root so your Droid would be rooted at that time.

    There may be a way to do it with ROM Manager, but I don't know how to use it. You'd still have to get your mac rooted and then use Clockwork.

    I used a PC to get to SPRecovery and RSD LITE on my Droid, then I used my Mac to install 2.2 version 2.

    Video: Flashing SPRecovery SBF to Stock 2.1 | Droid Life: A Droid Community Blog

    Complete with video on how to install SPRecovery with RSD Lite

    Installation of 2.2 can be done with your Mac, I did it with mine that's simple.


    I don't think there is a guide that will give you Mac instructions.
    I rooted my droid through a virtual machine and surprisingly it worked on the first try. I have heard of people have problems, maybe I just got lucky???
    Anytime someone dares me to walk a mile in their shoes I do it! Because, hey free shoes and I am now a mile away from that person!

    Hatred is by far the ugliest trait any human can possess (think about it)
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Mac rooting
    By circsmonky in forum Rescue Squad Guides
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 06-21-2010, 04:14 PM
  2. rooting
    By cobra265 in forum Android Hacks and Help
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 06-03-2010, 12:20 PM
  3. Rooting
    By wayneman in forum Android General Discussions
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 05-19-2010, 06:40 PM
  4. rooting
    By welldigger4u in forum Android Tech Support
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-12-2010, 10:28 PM
  5. Rooting?
    By jbrock98 in forum Android Hacks and Help
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 04-05-2010, 03:39 PM

Search tags for this page

android 2.2 froyo boot camp mac
,
android root parallels vs bootcamp
,

how to root droid2 on mac

,
motorola droid 2.2.3 1 root on mac
,
root android motorola 2.2.3 using mac
,
root android phone using mac bootcamp
,

root droid 2.2 with mac

,
rooting a rezound on a mac
,
rooting a rezound with a mac
,

rooting on mac

Click on a term to search our site for related topics.
Find us on Google+