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    Default Re: [GUIDE][MAC][PC][LINUX] How to Unlock, Root and Flash Recovery

    Quote Originally Posted by xSpiral View Post
    none of this seems to be working... i went back to factory and tried again on the mac and it didnt work again. I can do everything but root
    can you copy paste from terminal what happens when you enter the root commands ...
    chmod +x install-superboot-mac.sh
    ./install-superboot-mac.sh

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    if we cant get this going i'll give ya instructions on how to do it the truly manual method - this is automated to cut out a few steps but this is usually pretty close to flawless anyhow.
    i dont have time tonight bc i gotta write a thing for school on a deadline but i could probably find some time tomorrow if we can't get this way working tonight or in the morning.


    thing is tho - you should be able to chmod that file over and install it. and barring that, you should be able to boot recovery anyhow temporarily to just install the su zip. there must be something slightly wrong somewhere. anyhow, we'll get it straightened out somehow.


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    Default Re: [GUIDE][MAC][PC][LINUX] How to Unlock, Root and Flash Recovery

    Mythos:r3-nexus7-superboot-1 mythos$ chmod +x install-superboot-mac.sh
    Mythos:r3-nexus7-superboot-1 mythos$ ./install-superboot-mac.sh
    downloading 'boot.img'... OKAY
    booting... OKAY

    I didnt see anything happen when i did the chmod command, nothing appeared on the nexus. when I installed the superboot it said it was booting the image on the nexus. I appreciate your help and there isn't any rush with this.
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    Default Re: [GUIDE][MAC][PC][LINUX] How to Unlock, Root and Flash Recovery

    Quote Originally Posted by xSpiral View Post
    Mythos:r3-nexus7-superboot-1 mythos$ chmod +x install-superboot-mac.sh
    Mythos:r3-nexus7-superboot-1 mythos$ ./install-superboot-mac.sh
    downloading 'boot.img'... OKAY
    booting... OKAY

    I didnt see anything happen when i did the chmod command, nothing appeared on the nexus. when I installed the superboot it said it was booting the image on the nexus. I appreciate your help and there isn't any rush with this.
    word so when you boot back up you dont have supersu in the app drawer?


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    Default Re: [GUIDE][MAC][PC][LINUX] How to Unlock, Root and Flash Recovery

    nope
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    Default Re: [GUIDE][MAC][PC][LINUX] How to Unlock, Root and Flash Recovery

    Quote Originally Posted by xSpiral View Post
    nope
    hm aight we'll get it sorted out. i'll give ya manual instructions tomorrow. we'll fix this.


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    Default Re: [GUIDE][MAC][PC][LINUX] How to Unlock, Root and Flash Recovery

    OK lets just try to flash recovery a different way before we do anything else x.

    open up terminal like yesterday.

    cd into the r3superboot folder.

    ./fastboot-mac flash recovery whatevertherecoveryfileiscalled.img

    that should flash recovery on the tab, and then you'll enter recovery mode on the tablet, go to install zip from sd card, choose zip, navigate to the su.zip i had ya download yesterday (which is in your download folder on your phone probably - anywhere on sd card is fine as long as you can find it) and select that file - it will install - you will have root.

    let me know if that works out.


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    Default Re: [GUIDE][MAC][PC][LINUX] How to Unlock, Root and Flash Recovery

    Mythos:r3-nexus7-superboot-1 mythos$ ./fastboot-mac flash recovery recovery-clockwork-touch-6.0.1.0-grouper.img
    sending 'recovery' (6480 KB)... OKAY
    writing 'recovery'... OKAY
    Mythos:r3-nexus7-superboot-1 mythos$

    nothing visually changed on the nexus.. was it suppose to go into recovery by itself or do i reboot it now?
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    Default Re: [GUIDE][MAC][PC][LINUX] How to Unlock, Root and Flash Recovery

    Quote Originally Posted by xSpiral View Post
    Mythos:r3-nexus7-superboot-1 mythos$ ./fastboot-mac flash recovery recovery-clockwork-touch-6.0.1.0-grouper.img
    sending 'recovery' (6480 KB)... OKAY
    writing 'recovery'... OKAY
    Mythos:r3-nexus7-superboot-1 mythos$

    nothing visually changed on the nexus.. was it suppose to go into recovery by itself or do i reboot it now?
    now scroll with the volume key on the tablet - it hsoulda said "start" on teh bootloader screen, but now scroll down to "recovery" and press power to access it.

    then you install zip in recvoery.


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    Default Re: [GUIDE][MAC][PC][LINUX] How to Unlock, Root and Flash Recovery

    when i scroll down to recovery mode and press power it just reboots the tablet
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    Default Re: [GUIDE][MAC][PC][LINUX] How to Unlock, Root and Flash Recovery

    Quote Originally Posted by xSpiral View Post
    when i scroll down to recovery mode and press power it just reboots the tablet
    Rebooted normal and not into recovery?


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    Default Re: [GUIDE][MAC][PC][LINUX] How to Unlock, Root and Flash Recovery

    Im not sure what recovery looks like but when i boot it it looks exactly like a normal boot

    so yes, normal :/
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    Default Re: [GUIDE][MAC][PC][LINUX] How to Unlock, Root and Flash Recovery

    k download this recovery -

    place this file in your r3superboot folder. you can erase the old one if you want it doesnt matter.

    put the tab in bootloader mode, cd to the superboot folder, and

    ./fastboot-mac flash recovery recovery-clockwork-6.0.1.0-grouper.img

    that should flash the new one. then scroll to recovery with vol keys, select it with power, and hopefully we have you in recovery mode.


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    Default Re: [GUIDE][MAC][PC][LINUX] How to Unlock, Root and Flash Recovery

    booted normally :/ is there another setting that could be messing this up? could the usb cable be bad? its the one that came with the nexus and seems to work for everything else...
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    Default Re: [GUIDE][MAC][PC][LINUX] How to Unlock, Root and Flash Recovery

    Quote Originally Posted by xSpiral View Post
    booted normally :/ is there another setting that could be messing this up? could the usb cable be bad? its the one that came with the nexus and seems to work for everything else...
    Well the only thing I can think of is maybe you're not really unlocked. I'd do 2defs thread to relock, then unlock again, then put the su zip back on the SD card then reapply recovery in terminal.


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    Default Re: [GUIDE][MAC][PC][LINUX] How to Unlock, Root and Flash Recovery

    relocked and unlocked, moved su back to the tablet reapplied recovery and got the same results... might be time for me to give up lol
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    Default Re: [GUIDE][MAC][PC][LINUX] How to Unlock, Root and Flash Recovery

    Quote Originally Posted by xSpiral View Post
    relocked and unlocked, moved su back to the tablet reapplied recovery and got the same results... might be time for me to give up lol
    what version of android is your tablet on, out of curiosity?

    you can see in settings.

    4.1.1?


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    Default Re: [GUIDE][MAC][PC][LINUX] How to Unlock, Root and Flash Recovery

    4.1.2
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    Default Re: [GUIDE][MAC][PC][LINUX] How to Unlock, Root and Flash Recovery

    Quote Originally Posted by xSpiral View Post
    4.1.2
    ONE THING THO - you're not rebooting after you flash recovery, right?
    you are immediately trying to scroll down and enter recovery mode???



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    edit wait that link was dead.

    this is a link to the mac toolkit - should be able to root the thing for ya.

    i dunno wth is wrong because these steps should be working. i would hate to thnk there's a hardware problem with your tab, so lets keep trying things.



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    Default Re: [GUIDE][MAC][PC][LINUX] How to Unlock, Root and Flash Recovery

    yes, immediately trying to enter recovery...
    the toolkit gave the same results, my tablet simply will not go into recovery and just boots normally instead
    it will reboot the bootloader when i select that option tho :/
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    Default Re: [GUIDE][MAC][PC][LINUX] How to Unlock, Root and Flash Recovery

    Quote Originally Posted by xSpiral View Post
    yes, immediately trying to enter recovery...
    the toolkit gave the same results, my tablet simply will not go into recovery and just boots normally instead
    it will reboot the bootloader when i select that option tho :/
    let me confer with the brain trust. haha. hold on.


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    Default Re: [GUIDE][MAC][PC][LINUX] How to Unlock, Root and Flash Recovery

    ok wait one more way to try this same business.

    usb debugging on. connect up to cpu.
    cd to superboot folder.

    ./fastboot-mac flash recovery nameofrecovery.img
    edit! i fd up the next command:
    ./fastboot-mac reboot bootloader
    ./fastboot-mac reboot-bootloader

    now scroll down to recovery on the tab with vol keys, and select recovery with power button.

    see if that does it maybe


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    Default Re: [GUIDE][MAC][PC][LINUX] How to Unlock, Root and Flash Recovery

    And now let's try a different recovery.



    Same deal - download that, place it in the superboot folder. reboot to bootloader, open terminal, cd to superboot folder, and enter the following:

    ./fastboot-mac flash recovery openrecovery-twrp-2.3.1.1-grouper.img


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    Default Re: [GUIDE][MAC][PC][LINUX] How to Unlock, Root and Flash Recovery

    Mythos:r3-nexus7-superboot-1 mythos$ ./fastboot-mac flash recovery recovery-clockwork-touch-6.0.1.0-grouper.img
    sending 'recovery' (6480 KB)... OKAY
    writing 'recovery'... OKAY
    Mythos:r3-nexus7-superboot-1 mythos$ ./fastboot-mac reboot-bootloader
    rebooting into bootloader... OKAY
    Mythos:r3-nexus7-superboot-1 mythos$

    same problem... whenever i try to scroll to recovery mode it just boots normally
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    Default Re: [GUIDE][MAC][PC][LINUX] How to Unlock, Root and Flash Recovery

    Quote Originally Posted by xSpiral View Post
    Mythos:r3-nexus7-superboot-1 mythos$ ./fastboot-mac flash recovery recovery-clockwork-touch-6.0.1.0-grouper.img
    sending 'recovery' (6480 KB)... OKAY
    writing 'recovery'... OKAY
    Mythos:r3-nexus7-superboot-1 mythos$ ./fastboot-mac reboot-bootloader
    rebooting into bootloader... OKAY
    Mythos:r3-nexus7-superboot-1 mythos$

    same problem... whenever i try to scroll to recovery mode it just boots normally
    word try the twrp recovery and let me know if the same thing happens. maybe its cwm.


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    twrp worked! im in recovery
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