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Rooting my android phone on MacOSX

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Just rooted my phone

As mentioned earlier I bought this android phone. To make it more usable I had to root it, to free up the very limited internal storage and of course just to be the admin user on my fucking phone.

So rooting an android phone can be done through a couple of different methods, which mostly are designed and written for Windows (yuck!). So first I tried to use SuperOneClick with mono, which didn’t work out, but then I found DooMLoRD’s Easy Rooting Toolkit [v4.0](zergRush Exploit)

So to root my AT&T Fusion / AT&T Huawei Huawei-U8652 on MacOS X 10.6 Snow Leopard I went through the following steps:

  1. Download the Android SDK
  2. Download DooMLoRD’s Easy Rooting Toolkit
  3. Download the runme.sh
  4. Find the adb file, which comes with the Android SDK and put it in the DooMLoRD folder
  5. Replace the occurences of adb with ./adb in the runme.sh
  6. run runme.sh

This did it for me. Instead of replacing anything in runme.sh, you can also make sure adb is in your path for executable tools on your Mac.

After doing this, you can install apps that require ROOT privileges to operate correctly. By this I can now move more apps to the sd card instead of bloating up the memory and install instagram, wuhu!

 $ ./runme.sh
 ---------------------------------------------------------------
 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 (Menu\Settings\Applications\Development)
 (3) enable "UNKNOWN SOURCES"
 from (Menu\Settings\Applications)
 (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
 --- cleaning
 rm failed for *, No such file or directory
 --- pushing zergRush"
 194 KB/s (23060 bytes in 0.115s)
 --- correcting permissions
 --- executing zergRush

[**] Zerg rush - Android 2.2/2.3 local root
 [**] (C) 2011 Revolutionary. All rights reserved.

[**] Parts of code from Gingerbreak, (C) 2010-2011 The Android Exploid Crew.

[+] Found a GingerBread ! 0x00000118
 [*] Scooting ...
 bugreport dir[/data/local/tmp] exist.
 [*] Sending 149 zerglings ...
 [+] Zerglings found a way to enter ! 0x10
 [+] Overseer found a path ! 0x00017180
 bugreport dir[/data/local/tmp] exist.
 [*] Sending 149 zerglings ...
 [+] Zerglings caused crash (good news): 0x40121cf4 0x0064
 [*] Researching Metabolic Boost ...
 [+] Speedlings on the go ! 0xafd2516f 0xafd3928f
 [*] Popping 8 more zerglings
 [*] Sending 157 zerglings ...

[+] Rush did it ! It's a GG, man !
 [+] Killing ADB and restarting as root... enjoy!
 --- 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
 --- pushing busybox
 657 KB/s (1075144 bytes in 1.596s)
 --- correcting permissions
 --- remounting /system
 --- copying busybox to /system/xbin/
 2099+1 records in
 2099+1 records out
 1075144 bytes transferred in 0.365 secs (2945600 bytes/sec)
 --- correcting ownership
 --- correcting permissions
 --- installing busybox
 --- pushing SU binary
 555 KB/s (22228 bytes in 0.039s)
 --- correcting ownership
 --- correcting permissions
 --- correcting symlinks
 --- pushing Superuser app
 2592 KB/s (785801 bytes in 0.296s)
 --- cleaning
 --- rebooting
 ALL DONE!!!
 Press any key to continue...
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One Response to “Rooting my android phone on MacOSX”

  1. Niko says:

    I don’t understand – what application am I supposed to use to open the runme.sh file? By default it opens in TextEdit. I’ve tried copy-and-pasting the script into Terminal and opening it there directly, but nothing happens. What am I missing? Please assume that I know nothing about rooting phones, because I don’t.

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