root droid x with mac

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    Ive had the droid x for about two months and love but now I want to root it. I never rooted and just want to be 100% sure to not screw it up. The one thing is I got only a macbook to root it through please help thanx :)
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    Thank you so much an my phone is finally rooted!! one other question i figured out the droid has a radio is there anyway to play that on the speaker out loud not just through the headphones jack?
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    Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I do believe you have to have headphones jacked to use.
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    I thought there was a hack out there for that

    Sent from my DROIDX
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    there's ab option to just pkay it out loud but you have headphones plugged in
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    My guess is that the headphone cable doubles as an FM antenna. Suppose you might be able to use a 3.5mm extension cable instead.
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    The cable does double as an antenna.
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    A couple of questions.

    The first instructions in Section 2 option A are

    • Visit the market and get the free Android Terminal Emulator installed.
    • Visit the market and make sure you have Astro installed.
    • Grab rageagainsthecage.zip with your phone
    • Use Astro to navigate to the /sdcard/download folder
    • Long press on the rageagainstthecage.zip file and "extract to this directory"
    • The 4 files, from the zip file should now be in the /sdcard/download folder (rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin, su, superuser.apk and busybox.)
    1) I did not know how to grab rage.zip with my phone, and downloaded and unzipped it on my Mac instead, and dragged it into the download folder. What is the correct procedure be to do this in my DX? I am using Dolphin, if that is useful information.

    2) I previously set up ADB on my Mac by following the instructions here: http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-x-faq/74089-how-setting-up-adb-mac-osx-your-droid-x.html Does this mean I can use terminal on my computer instead of Android Terminal Emulator? If so, do I need to first enter some additional commands to communicate with my DX before I continue with the rest of the steps listed in the rooting instructions?

    Thanks.
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    ima make it easier for you
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    OK, I will look for RSD Lite setup instructions. Thanks.
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    The one-click program is supposed to run on Macs as well.
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    The YouTube video said Windows only. I'll check the site that created it and see if they say different.

    -edit- The site mentioned this about Macs. Video didn't.

    If you run Mac or another Linux flavor, make sure you install Mono:
    http://www.go-mono.com/mono-downloads/download.html
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    Mac is not supported yet.

    "v1.5.1
    Untested Mac and Linux support (you need Mono)"

    Mono is not a GUI Mac app but instead something that runs in terminal and the instructions at xda-developers included this, which was a far cry from one click:

    For you linux users:
    To get ADB working:
    Install these libraries:
    apt-get install lib32ncurses5
    apt-get install lib32stdc++

    Install Mono
    apt-get install mono

    Install WinForms 2.0 for Mono
    apt-get install libmono-winforms2.0-cil

    Mark adblinux as executable
    chmod 755 adblinux

    Open application with mono:
    For v1.5.1, it has to be launched from the same working directory as adblinux, so open terminal, browse to the folder and type
    sudo mono SuperOneClick.exe


    Finally rooted using the terminal emulator in the phone.
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