I originally posted in another thread looking for help. It was recommended that I start a new thread to get more help. I am trying to root my Rezound using my Mac. I am away from home right now and do not have access to a Windows computer, nor do I have a copy of windows installed on the mac. I am pretty much stuck using the Mac until I can borrow a PC from someone whenever I get home. So, if it's possible, I would like some help on doing this all from a Mac. I've read as many "How To" guides and watched every YouTube video I could find and nothing specifically deals with Macs. I know the process isn't too hugely different but I am stuck. Perhaps this will help some other Mac users.
My original intent was to simply root the phone so I could wifi tether. Then, eventually try a ROM. I don't mind the stock software if I could get rid of the annoying crap Verizon installs. If installing a ROM would make this process easier, I would try that. I've read as much as I can on S-OFF and S-ON and don't fully understand what ROMs need what. That stuff is over my head.
I have followed Mr. Smith's guide as much as possible with some success. Now I am stuck. Here are the specs from my phone:
Android Version: 4.0.3
HTC Sense Version: 3.6
Software number: 3.14....
I downloaded Android SDK and installed everything into a folder named 'Android-SDK' on my main HD. Within that folder, I have the 'platform-tools' folder. I signed up with HTC and found another forum post where a mac user walked you through unlocking the Rezound on a Mac. I was successful with the unlocking process. When I put my phone into HBOOT, it shows 'Unlocked.'
To Root, I downloaded Amon Ra (v3.15) and placed 'recovery-ra-vigor-3.15-gnm.img' in my platform tools folder. I turned on USB debugging. If I go into terminal and type './adb devices' (no quotes) my phone's serial number pops up. I boot the phone into HBOOT and connect it to my computer. I am able to successfully get to the Android-SDK folder and/or the platform-tools folder. When I try giving the command 'Fastboot flash recovery recovery-ra-vigor-3.15-gnm.img' I get the message "cannot load 'recovery-ra-vigor-3.15-gmn.img'"
I am stuck at this point. From what I learned in other videos and/or threads, to send commands on a Mac, you use ./ at the beginning of the command. If I use ./adb, I get the list of adb commands. If I use ./adb devices, my device pops up. So I assume the command to fastboot would be ./Fastboot flash recovery recovery-ra-vigor-3.15-gnm.img All I get when I do this is the message "cannot load 'recovery-ra-vigor-3.15-gmn.img'"
Any help would be greatly appreciated. I assume the error is with something I am doing (or not doing). Thanks to Mr. Smith for the awesome guide. That has helped me more than anything else I've read. Thanks.