Root on Epic for mac
So I've been looking around, and I see a lot of questions on this, but no answers. So I thought I would jsut make one thread for the question and answer for this:
Is it possible to root, one-click or not, on a mac not running Parallels or VMWare. I don't have easy access to a Window's pc to run the files or install the SDK. I don't mind running ADB and all that, I just want to know if it's possible right now, and if not, if someone's working on it. I just switched from the Evo, and I miss my rooted wifi tether.
Thanks all!!I thought Evo was King, until my Epic experience. Nothing else compares.
- 10-08-2010, 10:32 PM #2
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chmod is a computer programming command to change the file into a different type of file.
idk much about shells so i cant really give you a step by step on how to do it. i read somewhere that you can just change the file into a .command instead of a .sh and itll become a command. but when i tried that it didnt work.
if your going to be rooting your phone and tinkering with it id recommend just running windows in your bootcamp partition
thats what i did because for some reason when i tried flashing a zip fom my mac it just wouldnt work
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For Mac the instructions are the same except anywhere you see "double click 'run.bat'" for a Mac you should be in the terminal in the directory you extracted the zip file and you will need two commands:
chmod 774 run.sh
And there you go. Everything else should be the same.
For what its worth, I just used my work computer and Odin'ed a clean install and I have not experienced any of the problems some people in the forums report with force closes and things like that with other ROMs. I don't have a problem wiping everything and reinstalling. Here is a link to the Odin method. Its super easy. Some people complain their USB cable that came with the phone sucks and makes Odin not see the phone, but I never had that problem.