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A simple way to root on a mac?

Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by paperdoll11789, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. paperdoll11789
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    I know this most likely has been posted many times before but I havent really found one.
    Is there any simple way to root from a mac computer most of the downloads i saw were for windows. or am i looking at the wrong things?
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    I don't believe there is an easy way to root a Droid simply on a mac. If you run windows in bootcamp you might be able to do it with the latest install of Froyo. I tried it with a virtual machine and I had to use a pc to runs RSD Lite and install SPRecovery. It fails on a virtual machine but I'll bet it will work with bootcamp.

    After that I installed Froyo and it comes with root.
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    Bootcamp is your only option, RSDLite needs windows.
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    ^Yup, I had to use bootcamp and install Vista on a separate partition to root my phone...yeah I went through a lot to get this bay rooted haha.
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    Other options:

    If you have access to a friends PC
    Install VMWare or Parallels then Windows.
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    Nope. As I said in my post Virtual machines do not work. A friends PC will.
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    Actually thanks for confirming boot camp. That was a guess on my part, you are the first person I know who has verified it.
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    Actually, I rooted my phone two days ago using a Windows 7 Virtual Machine running inside of VMware Fusion for the Mac. It was very straight forward. Yes RSDLite need Windows but my Windows 7 Virutal Machine took care of that requirement
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    I definitely don't recommend trying to root using a virtual machine. It is a huge pain. I tried rooting on my Mac first using VirtualBox + Win7, but the virtual machine wouldn't reconnect with the phone after it had been flashed using RSDLite. Definitely just use BootCamp and save yourself the heartache.
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    thanks for the ways everyone
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