04-25-2012 07:49 AM
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  1. callofduty4's Avatar
    Im on a mac and want to flash 4.0.4. I am not rooted but I am unlocked.

    I cant find anywhere online how to do this, its all just very confusing. Any help would be wonderful
    04-24-2012 09:19 PM
  2. PsYcHoNeWb's Avatar
    If you have an unlocked bootloader that is a good start. In order to root your phone I would consult this thread here:


    Lots of great info can be found there and just do some searching as to whether or not you want a custom ROM with the new radios or just the radios themselves.
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    04-24-2012 09:27 PM
  3. callofduty4's Avatar
    I tried following those steps to root and I just can't do it. I cant even find where the 5th step is im just confused.
    04-24-2012 09:28 PM
  4. PsYcHoNeWb's Avatar
    Mac's are not my expertise, I did mine on a Windows PC so I can't be much more help to you from there. I am sure someone else with a Mac will chime in.
    04-24-2012 09:31 PM
  5. callofduty4's Avatar
    I cant root it, there are not many good guides at there to help. I feel like the guides assume too much. I really need something that tells me exactly what to do. Anyone help? Please
    04-24-2012 10:25 PM
  6. zero neck's Avatar
    I cant root it, there are not many good guides at there to help. I feel like the guides assume too much. I really need something that tells me exactly what to do. Anyone help? Please
    Ok the part you are stuck at is where it says "cd" to where you extracted that file??

    I can help you tell me where you're stuck.

    Another thing - you want to be running a rooted version of 4.04 or you just want the stock 4.04 experience?
    04-24-2012 10:55 PM
  7. callofduty4's Avatar
    Yeah that is where im stuck the whole CD thing is confusing and uhhh i might as well be rooted at this point
    04-24-2012 11:10 PM
  8. callofduty4's Avatar
    What would I have to do to just get the stock experience of 4.0.4 though?
    04-24-2012 11:12 PM
  9. zero neck's Avatar
    to do either really we can just flash clockworkmod recovery to the device (manually, with ADB and commands).

    if you root first, you can download Rom Manager app from the market and use that app to flash recovery.

    ---- or in the alternative, i can get you just the radios and you don't have to root but you will have to use ADB to install them without root.

    or you can use ODIN to update to 4.04 stock, but that will be the most complicated for you, i would gather.

    So, let me know what you feel like doing.
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    04-24-2012 11:15 PM
  10. callofduty4's Avatar
    Lets just do the stock 4.0.4
    04-24-2012 11:17 PM
  11. zero neck's Avatar
    ok i assume you have adb set up, because thats how you unlocked the bootloader (thru terminal commands), right?
    04-24-2012 11:27 PM
  12. 2defmouze's Avatar
    psst.. fastboot.. thats the word you're looking for... methinks
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    04-24-2012 11:29 PM
  13. callofduty4's Avatar
    yeah i did a few commands through terminal with adb-fastboot
    04-24-2012 11:29 PM
  14. zero neck's Avatar
    download this: this is the recovery img


    when you've got it downloaded, rename the file
    just for convenience sake.
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    04-24-2012 11:29 PM
  15. zero neck's Avatar
    you're going to put that file, recovery.img, into the adb-fastboot folder.

    then you're going to open up the terminal.

    whereever the adb-fastboot folder is, you need to "open that" (cd) with terminal commands.

    for example, the adb-fastboot folder is on the desktop. so:

    cd desktop (press enter)

    cd adb-fastboot (press enter)
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    04-24-2012 11:32 PM
  16. callofduty4's Avatar
    when i downloaded it i got a pop up on my mac saying "the following disk cannot be opened" no mountable file systems
    04-24-2012 11:32 PM
  17. callofduty4's Avatar
    maybe the recovery image isnt supposed to open up
    04-24-2012 11:38 PM
  18. zero neck's Avatar
    yeah you dont want to open it
    just keep it as recovery ---- .img
    04-24-2012 11:46 PM
  19. callofduty4's Avatar
    okay now what, thanks for the help by the way
    04-24-2012 11:47 PM
  20. zero neck's Avatar
    ok so the file is in the adb-fastboot folder right?

    and you are in terminal - you have cd adb-fastboot so that you are in that folder right?

    now, make sure you have USB DEBUGGING checked on on your device, and connect it via usb to the computer.
    04-24-2012 11:53 PM
  21. callofduty4's Avatar
    yeah I have usb debugging on and im at the adb folder in terminal
    04-24-2012 11:55 PM
  22. zero neck's Avatar
    now turn off your phone, and turn it back on by holding ALL THREE together: Vol up, Vol down, and power - keep them pressed until you get to fastboot mode

    phone should say start with android on his back btw
    04-24-2012 11:55 PM
  23. callofduty4's Avatar
    ok im in fastboot mode
    04-24-2012 11:57 PM
  24. zero neck's Avatar
    ok now you're going to enter this command:

    fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
    04-25-2012 12:00 AM
  25. callofduty4's Avatar
    it says command not found
    04-25-2012 12:00 AM
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