1. Beezzy's Avatar
    If so how? Cause I have a Mac and I'm lost. I don't need custom ROMS or anything. Just want root and superuser access for a few apps.

    Thanks in advance for any help.

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    05-11-2011 02:51 PM
  2. KSmithInNY's Avatar
    No. I don't even own a MAC, nor have ever touched one, but good luck.

    1. Download Android SDK from Android SDK for Intel Macs. This will download a .zip file to your default download directory this is more or less going to be
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    05-11-2011 03:13 PM
  3. jtfishbein's Avatar
    Wasn't difficult. Did it on Saturday right after I got the phone. If you've any questions PM me. It is fairly simple. I also only did it for SU access.

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    05-11-2011 03:46 PM
  4. Beezzy's Avatar
    Thank you! I will try this as soon as I get home from work!
    05-11-2011 03:54 PM
  5. Beezzy's Avatar
    No. I don't even own a MAC, nor have ever touched one, but good luck.

    1. Download Android SDK from Android SDK for Intel Macs. This will download a .zip file to your default download directory this is more or less going to be downloads.
    2. Unzip the package to the desktop and rename it to something easy like Android.
    NOTE:Some MAC's may already have the JDK.
    3. Download THIS .IMG file and move it to the (Android>Tools) folder that you placed on your desktop in step 2. Don't open the .IMG file, don't rename it, dont do anything but download and move it.
    I did everything up to here fine

    4. Download THIS .ZIP and place it on the root of your internal storage (SD Card)
    This is where Im having the problem, I can't find the root folder on my Mac, when I connect my Nexus, its on USB debbugging and so I just placed it in my Android Downloads and tried to copy it with ES File Manager and it didn't work so now Im stuck here. Any way to get that Zip to my root folder, and should I unzip it then place it in, or don't unzip it?

    5. Open the Android folder (again, from step 2) and right click on the folder named tools then select get info.
    6. Then you will copy the file location, you need the location when you are going to use the Terminal to Root your device.
    7. Next you will connect your NS4G to your Macignore & cancel the network setup notification that pops up (if it pops up).
    8. Put the NS4G in fastboot mode (with phone off, Volume up + Power)
    9. On your Mac go to Applications>Utilities>Terminal
    10. Now in the Terminal PASTE the folder location you copied in step 6
    EX: /Users/Michael/Desktop/android_mac/tools

    NOTE: You HAVE to add the where the tools are located ie: /tools

    You should end up with something like: /Users/Michael/Desktop/android_mac/tools

    Now in terminal .....
    [code]fastboot oem unlock
    fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-3.0.2.4-crespo.img[/code
    05-11-2011 07:02 PM
  6. KSmithInNY's Avatar
    Root (SD card): The base folder (or top level) of the card. Often referred to as /sdcard in a file structure.

    Its not a folder called "root", its the top level in the file structure. Aka, put it on the SD card, not in a folder
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    05-11-2011 07:14 PM
  7. Beezzy's Avatar
    Ahhh gotcha, and do I leave it zip or do I unzip it them place it on the sd card?
    05-11-2011 07:18 PM
  8. KSmithInNY's Avatar
    Ahhh gotcha, and do I leave it zip or do I unzip it them place it on the sd card?
    Leave it. That's the zip you flash in recovery to get su apk and bin
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    05-11-2011 07:20 PM
  9. Beezzy's Avatar
    10. Now… in the Terminal PASTE the folder location you copied in step 6
    EX: /Users/Michael/Desktop/android_mac/tools

    NOTE: You HAVE to add the where the tools are located ie: /tools

    You should end up with something like: /Users/Michael/Desktop/android_mac/tools

    Now in terminal .....
    Code:
    fastboot oem unlock
    fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-3.0.2.4-crespo.img
    Do I hit enter in terminal then enter the fastboot oem lock line? or all together?
    05-11-2011 07:38 PM
  10. KSmithInNY's Avatar
    fastboot oem unlock [press enter]
    fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-3.0.2.4-crespo.img [press enter]

    I accidentally deleted my post with the instructions lol. Guess thats what i get for editing a long post on my phone. Oh well.
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    05-11-2011 07:43 PM
  11. Beezzy's Avatar
    No. I don't even own a MAC, nor have ever touched one, but good luck.

    1. Download Android SDK from Android SDK for Intel Macs. This will download a .zip file to your default download directory this is more or less going to be
    This is what I did and got? IDk if I did it right, Im sorry if I keep bugging you on this. You've been extremely helpful to me man!

    Code:
    Last login: Wed May 11 19:43:48 on ttys000
    Basil-Mahmuds-MacBook-Pro:~ bmahmud88$ /Users/bmahmud88/Downloads/android-sdk-mac_x86/tools
    -bash: /Users/bmahmud88/Downloads/android-sdk-mac_x86/tools: is a directory
    Basil-Mahmuds-MacBook-Pro:~ bmahmud88$ fastboot oem unlock
    -bash: fastboot: command not found
    Basil-Mahmuds-MacBook-Pro:~ bmahmud88$ fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-3.0.2.4-crespo.img
    -bash: fastboot: command not found
    Basil-Mahmuds-MacBook-Pro:~ bmahmud88$
    05-11-2011 07:47 PM
  12. KSmithInNY's Avatar
    open up android-sdk-mac_x86 and tell me if there is a folder called platform-tools or is it tools?
    05-11-2011 07:54 PM
  13. Beezzy's Avatar
    Yeah there is a folder called platforms
    05-11-2011 07:57 PM
  14. KSmithInNY's Avatar
    Yeah there is a folder called platforms
    platforms or platform-tools?
    05-11-2011 07:59 PM
  15. Beezzy's Avatar
    No, there isn't a folder named Platform-tools, just platforms
    05-11-2011 08:02 PM
  16. cr48's Avatar
    ah! I am just getting "command not found" D:

    05-11-2011 08:05 PM
  17. KSmithInNY's Avatar
    unfortunately i cant help you guys. As i said before not only do i not own a mac, I've never touched a mac in my life.

    Probably has to do with fastboot if i had to guess. You probably need the fastboot binary. just guessing though.
    05-11-2011 08:13 PM
  18. Beezzy's Avatar
    Ahh its ok, thanks tho for all your help, I really appreciate it.
    05-11-2011 08:17 PM
  19. KSmithInNY's Avatar
    Inside of the tools folder is there something called fastboot-mac?
    05-11-2011 08:56 PM
  20. KSmithInNY's Avatar
    Last guess ... once your in terminal, in the tools directory, try typing "./adb" (minus the quotes) [press enter] now try fastboot oem unlock
    05-12-2011 06:44 AM
  21. Beezzy's Avatar
    Sorry I passed out early, had an 11 hour work day. But yeah lemme try those things right now

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    05-12-2011 07:49 AM
  22. Beezzy's Avatar
    I saw this in a file called "adb_has_moved.txt"

    The adb tool has moved to platform-tools/

    If you don't see this directory in your SDK,
    launch the SDK and AVD Manager (execute the android tool)
    and install "Android SDK Platform-tools"

    Please also update your PATH environment variable to
    include the platform-tools/ directory, so you can
    execute adb from any location.


    And I remember you talking bout the platform tools.
    05-12-2011 08:14 AM
  23. KSmithInNY's Avatar
    I saw this in a file called "adb_has_moved.txt"

    The adb tool has moved to platform-tools/

    If you don't see this directory in your SDK,
    launch the SDK and AVD Manager (execute the android tool)
    and install "Android SDK Platform-tools"

    Please also update your PATH environment variable to
    include the platform-tools/ directory, so you can
    execute adb from any location.


    And I remember you talking bout the platform tools.
    yeah, try doing what it says and see if that helps at all.
    05-12-2011 08:33 AM
  24. kalex's Avatar
    BazzBro - if u want add me to google talk and I can do a remote session via teamviewer and take a look. my google talk id is id in this forum @gmail.com
    05-12-2011 01:23 PM
  25. Beezzy's Avatar
    So I've been going at this thing all day, the ***** in me never thought to go to XDA, thought I had the solution there, it looks like the NS4G and Mac aren't getting along quite well yet. Oh well gotta take a few more weeks I guess. I have faith in the devs tho.
    05-12-2011 06:39 PM
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