Possible to root official 2.1 on a mac?

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    Hi all,

    I am been searching for this solution, and I really haven't been able to come up with anything meaningful. Besides running an PC emulator, is there any way to root the official 2.1 droid update on a mac?

    As far as I know, the software programs required to perform the root are PC-only...

    -LL
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    Sadly, short of installing Windows via boot camp. VMWare, or Parallels we've not been able to successfully do this with a Mac. I'm a Mac user and I contacted Motorola asking if they planed to release a Mac compatible of RSD. Their response " thanks for using our products at this time, however, we do not have anything planned for Mac's" My response "get with the times and make your tools available for all platforms."

    If you have access to a PC you can run RSD.

    I'm sure this is not what you hoped to hear
    Mike
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    lame! Thanks for the prompt reply though, I figured I was pretty much SOL. I should have installed the droid root application while it was still on the market!

    LL
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    Yea, Moto really dropped the ball and took the low road on this.
    I've contacted some of my former colleagues who are very Mac savvy asking them to see if they can find a work around. Additionally, I wrote to one of the Mac magazines seeking their assistance.

    I'll post a thread/sticky if we find a work around
    Mike
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    Do you not have VMware or Parallels?
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    someone on here said you can get a trial version of vmware and windows for 30 days. can try that to get you rooted.

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
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    No I have both. Which I was able to purchase with an education discount. I do not, however, have a license for Windows.

    When I costed, with my ed discount it was well over $150 to be legal.

    As the post below yours indicates there are trial versions available

    Mike
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    If that doesn't work, you surely know someone with a PC. These companies need to stop leaving us Mac users out of the loop.
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    As a non-Windows user I agree with the sentiment.

    HOWEVER, RSD wasn't written for me, nor for you, nor for any of the "users" out there. It was written so Moto resellers can reflash phones. They are told they must run Windows (and usually already do).

    The "solution" would be to find a USB analyzer, and reverse engineer the protocol RSD uses to talk to the Droid, and implement that [if it's not patent-encumbered] as open-source software that would work on all platforms.

    I don't suspect anyone feels it worth the time, effort, and money.

    E
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    I agree with you 100%. What would be worth the effort and time is walking your phone across the street to the neighbor's house and ask to borrow their PC for 10 minutes.:)

    Predownload the SBF files and have them on your phone. For that matter have the whole driver/rsd lite file package on your phone when you get to a buddy's pc.
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