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    Rooting Android 2.1 on a Mac

    Hey guys,

    I'm a total n00b to all of this, so I'm wondering if I can get some help. I'm wanting to root my Droid so I can tether it and create a WiFi hotspot with my phone. However, I just did the 2.1 OTA update which makes rooting complicated (at least to me, I acknowledge my stupidity on a lot of these things). I've seen that it is possible to root 2.1 using RSDLite, but that seems to be a Windows-only program. Is there a way to root 2.1 with a Mac so I can then tether my phone?
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    RSDlite has nothing to do with rooting your phone. All it does is allow you to flash an alternate .sbf file. In this case, you want 2.0.1 sbf. You need to flash back to that in order to root, because as far as I know. 2.1 OTA isn't rooted yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bitter View Post
    RSDlite has nothing to do with rooting your phone. All it does is allow you to flash an alternate .sbf file. In this case, you want 2.0.1 sbf. You need to flash back to that in order to root, because as far as I know. 2.1 OTA isn't rooted yet.
    Ahh ... OK. Again, I'm dumb with these things. Forgive me if this is another stupid question, but is there any danger in flashing? Looking around I've seen some people claim it bricked their phone while others say it's a piece of cake. I'm sure someone will find a workaround to root 2.1 at some point, so should I just wait or should I risk it (if there is a risk at all?)
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    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/dro...g-sbf-mac.html

    I started that thread so if you have any questions feel free to PM me or use this thread.

    This next thread will help you with instructions after you installed windows on your mac. I take no credit for this thread!

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/hac...ot-unroot.html
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    I did it myself. I got the 2.1 OTA the day it came out because I was curious, and I couldn't stand the fact that I couldn't customize anything or overclock. I was nervous doing it, but it worked fine, and was fairly simple. As far as bricking, if it's done right, it's impossible to brick your phone. But also, by using RSDlite, even if you brick your phone, you can fix it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bitter View Post
    RSDlite has nothing to do with rooting your phone. All it does is allow you to flash an alternate .sbf file. In this case, you want 2.0.1 sbf. You need to flash back to that in order to root, because as far as I know. 2.1 OTA isn't rooted yet.
    That's not entirely true, if you accepted the ota 2.1 update rsdlite is the only way to obtain a rooted 2.1
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    That's kind of what I said?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bitter View Post
    That's kind of what I said?
    It is, just didn't want the OP to think RSDlite had nothing to do with it, that's all. Not trying to step on a fellow new englanders toes, haha sorry!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OneTenderRebel View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bitter View Post
    That's kind of what I said?
    It is, just didn't want the OP to think RSDlite had nothing to do with it, that's all. Not trying to step on a fellow new englanders toes, haha sorry!

    LOL

    Alright man, I get it. Sorry.

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