tried rooting, stuck in boot loop-HELP

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  1. GalaxyFlatulence

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    i just see "google" and a lock (unlocked). was following these steps (no experience with this lol)



    [TOOL] Root / Unlock - Unroot / Lock [Mac]


    hopefully i didn't brick it. i tried rebooting in recovery mode, but none of the options work, and my mac doesn't recognize the phone...
     
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    ok, i somehow got it back to factory, so all's well lol

    how can i tell if it's still unlocked? i don't think it is...
     
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    If the little lock under "Google" is unlocked when you boot up
     
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    ok, i just rebooted-it is indeed still unlocked! what do i do now? lol i still want to root
     
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    Flash the su zip in clockwork mod. I'm guessing you tried to use the superboot file to root? That file no longer works. That only roots 4.0.2.
     
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    He'll need to adb push the su.zip file to his phone first, then he'll need to fastboot flash whatever custom recovery he chooses. I recommend the one in my signature.
     
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    ok, i have that su.zip on my macbook from the original link in my OP, is that one ok? what does that do anyway? thanks!
     
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    Use the one I've attached below. This simply gives you the superuser.apk and injects the code needed to give you root access. Just flash this in a custom recovery. Like SBenson mentioned, the one in his sig is a very good option.
     
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    huh? lol how do i flash a custom recovery? :biggrin:
     
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    is there a root for dummies? lol
     
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    Go to SBenson's link and download the toro recovery img and place it in the folder where your fastboot and adb are located. If you used Wug's kit, then it's probably in C:/Wug's_Root_Tool_Kit/data (something along those lines). Then boot your phone to fastboot and connect to your Mac. Open a terminal and cd to your fastboot directory. Then type:

    ./fastboot flash recovery NameOfYourRecovery.img

    I *think* that's how you do it on a Mac.
     
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    i used wugs tool kit? i'm sorry i don't understand what all that means lol. i have android file transfer on my mac.

    are there any laymen's terms instrucitons you can link for me? thanks!
     
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