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SO i posted this in another thread, thought I'd start one here.
Im sure a lot of people are facing the same issue as I am. So any assistance would not only help me, but plenty of others as well. Here it goes:

I just joined XDA...if there ever existed a supernoob when it comes to phones, then thats me...i have almost absolutely no idea about flashing, roms and whatnot...i just know they exist

My problem is that I have a galaxy nexus, yakjuux, here in Canada, and as everyone else, thinking of flashing to yakju for the updates.
I have a black macbook, and I was reading on how to flash...and i just couldnt piece together all of the information thats available.

Anyone here generous enough to help me flash to yakju to get the updates?
walk me step by step as to how to flash...like literally step by step, with every bit of detail.
Im not completely dumb with technology, but its just with phones that I fail.

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time for some tough love... You need to start reading and figure it out. These exact threads, nearly word-for-word, have been posted for the last 3 months straight, and have been answered the exact same for 3 months straight. There are guides, stickies, posts, videos, etc. all sitting in these forums. You are seriously going to get yourself into some nasty **** if you just let someone tell you what to do and you have absolutely no idea what's going on while you're doing it. Search. Please.

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Thanks martonikaj,
I understand the multitude of information available out there, but there is nothing for mac in terms of videos that helps flash from yakjuux to yakju.
If i missed something, would you be able to post it? I would be grateful.
Its just a matter of getting a guide that's concise and concrete.
 
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I understand the multitude of information available out there, but there is nothing for mac in terms of videos that helps flash from yakjuux to yakju.
If i missed something, would you be able to post it? I would be grateful.
Its just a matter of getting a guide that's concise and concrete.
There is nothing different about a Mac guide. In many ways its simpler. The only difference is that you need the Mac version of ADB and Fastboot files instead of Windows ones, and you need a "./" in front of the commands in Terminal (instead of Command Prompt). There are no "1 click" (toolkit) methods for OSX. Do it manually you'll be better for it anyway.

I've attached ADB and Fastboot files.
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Got past that, serial number is not showing up though...aghh
is there no video to show how its done?
 
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Got past that, serial number is not showing up though...aghh
is there no video to show how its done?
so you've downloaded and unzipped ADB and pointed Terminal to that folder, connected your phone and enabled USB debugging, and type "./adb devices" and nothing shows up?
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umm yeah I did all of that...
i sent you a message!
 
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Sorry for the stress haha, tough love indeed it is...but this is driving me crazy...
 
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umm yeah I did all of that...
i sent you a message!
On computer:
1) unzip Mac_ADB_Fastboot.zip
2) Move files somewhere, like your <user name> folder
3) Open Terminal
4) type "cd " and drag the unzipped Mac_ADB_Fastboot file into the Terminal window (or manually navigate if you know how to do that) and hit enter

On phone:
1) turn on USB debugging in developer options
2) connect phone via USB

There is literally nothing else to do to get the computer to recognize the device.
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