How can I get Android root access via Mac OS X?

The Empress May 16, 2011
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Has anyone figured out how to get Android (wireless smartphone) root access via Mac OS X?

  1. Meewam
    March 13, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    what a gay site

  2. Meewam
    March 13, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    wtf

  3. Toddleswonder
    February 26, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    Can anyone help me? I have a motorola defy running android os 2.2.1 and I have been trying to root it I have Mac OS X Lion and I have adb installed. I have tried to root with a runme.sh but it comes up with this Last login: Sun Feb 26 09:06:08 on ttys002
    /Users/Todd/Desktop/runme.sh ; exit;
    Connor-Todds-Mac-mini:~ Todd$ /Users/Todd/Desktop/runme.sh ; exit;
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Easy rooting toolkit (v1.0)
    created by DooMLoRD
    using exploit zergRush (Revolutionary Team)
    Credits go to all those involved in making this possible!
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    [*] This script will:
    (1) root ur device using zergRush exploit
    (2) install Busybox (1.18.4)
    (3) install SU files (3.0.5)
    [*] Before u begin:
    (1) make sure adb is in your path
    (2) enable "USB DEBUGGING"
    from (MenuSettingsApplicationsDevelopment)
    (3) enable "UNKNOWN SOURCES"
    from (MenuSettingsApplications)
    (4) [OPTIONAL] increase screen timeout to 10 minutes
    (5) connect USB cable to PHONE and then connect to PC
    (6) skip "PC Companion Software" prompt on device
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    CONFIRM ALL THE ABOVE THEN
    Press any key to continue... --- STARTING ----
    --- WAITING FOR DEVICE
    /Users/Todd/Desktop/runme.sh: line 26: adb: command not found
    --- cleaning
    /Users/Todd/Desktop/runme.sh: line 28: adb: command not found
    --- pushing zergRush"
    /Users/Todd/Desktop/runme.sh: line 30: adb: command not found
    --- correcting permissions
    /Users/Todd/Desktop/runme.sh: line 32: adb: command not found
    --- executing zergRush
    /Users/Todd/Desktop/runme.sh: line 34: adb: command not found
    --- WAITING FOR DEVICE TO RECONNECT
    if it gets stuck over here for a long time then try:
    disconnect usb cable and reconnect it
    toggle "USB DEBUGGING" (first disable it then enable it)
    --- DEVICE FOUND
    /Users/Todd/Desktop/runme.sh: line 40: adb: command not found
    --- pushing busybox
    /Users/Todd/Desktop/runme.sh: line 42: adb: command not found
    --- correcting permissions
    /Users/Todd/Desktop/runme.sh: line 44: adb: command not found
    --- remounting /system
    /Users/Todd/Desktop/runme.sh: line 46: adb: command not found
    --- copying busybox to /system/xbin/
    /Users/Todd/Desktop/runme.sh: line 48: adb: command not found
    --- correcting ownership
    /Users/Todd/Desktop/runme.sh: line 50: adb: command not found
    --- correcting permissions
    /Users/Todd/Desktop/runme.sh: line 52: adb: command not found
    --- installing busybox
    /Users/Todd/Desktop/runme.sh: line 54: adb: command not found
    /Users/Todd/Desktop/runme.sh: line 55: adb: command not found
    --- pushing SU binary
    /Users/Todd/Desktop/runme.sh: line 57: adb: command not found
    --- correcting ownership
    /Users/Todd/Desktop/runme.sh: line 59: adb: command not found
    --- correcting permissions
    /Users/Todd/Desktop/runme.sh: line 61: adb: command not found
    --- correcting symlinks
    /Users/Todd/Desktop/runme.sh: line 63: adb: command not found
    /Users/Todd/Desktop/runme.sh: line 64: adb: command not found
    --- pushing Superuser app
    /Users/Todd/Desktop/runme.sh: line 66: adb: command not found
    --- cleaning
    /Users/Todd/Desktop/runme.sh: line 68: adb: command not found
    --- rebooting
    /Users/Todd/Desktop/runme.sh: line 70: adb: command not found
    ALL DONE!!!
    Press any key to continue... logout

    [Process completed]

    I am pretty sure its zergrush or something........
     
    Can anyone help me? PLease.

  4. Adrieltan1
    May 20, 2011 at 4:26 am

    What phone do you use? and what android version? Most android root software that requires a computer only support PC's. But some software do not even require a computer (APK file). 

    • The Empress
      May 21, 2011 at 8:09 am

      Evo 2.2 

  5. Anonymous
    May 18, 2011 at 12:52 am

    As far as I know you can take the SuperOneClick approach if you install Mono as described here:

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=803682

    SuperOneClick approach described here:

    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/root-android-phone-superoneclick-2/

    Good luck and happy rooting!

    • The Empress
      May 21, 2011 at 8:17 am

      Thank you rdube! The link to xda forum got me off and running.  Your time, prompt response and cheerfulness are all genuinely appreciated.

      • Tina
        May 22, 2011 at 4:55 pm

        Thanks for the update!

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