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2007 iMac with osx maverick won't recognize nexus 5 dab

2nd March 2014, 04:56 AM   |  #1  
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so my iMac only recognizes my nexus 5 when i set it to camera storage, when i try to root, or unlock boot loader dab won't recognize it. This is my first mac, and i have no problem doing it with a windows computer. How do i get it to show up, are there drivers i'm missing?
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so my iMac only recognizes my nexus 5 when i set it to camera storage, when i try to root, or unlock boot loader dab won't recognize it. This is my first mac, and i have no problem doing it with a windows computer. How do i get it to show up, are there drivers i'm missing?

Maybe its destined to be Cough Apple.
I have same problems too on my Mac Mini so what I did was download VirturalBox and ran windows 7 in a virtual enviroment
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Maybe its destined to be Cough Apple.
I have same problems too on my Mac Mini so what I did was download VirturalBox and ran windows 7 in a virtual enviroment

You need to download Android File Transfer on macs. I actually find it better than windows since I don't have to fiddle with drivers to get adb and fastboot working.
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You need to download Android File Transfer on macs. I actually find it better than windows since I don't have to fiddle with drivers to get adb and fastboot working.

I did that already, it shows up, but adb won't work

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I did that already, it shows up, but adb won't work

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Maybe it's because your mac is old? Whats the error?

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error: device not found
Is that it?
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No bash is the error, maybe I have the wrong SDK? Or my coding is bad

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No bash is the error, maybe I have the wrong SDK? Or my coding is bad

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You have to be in the directory where adb is and use ./adb instead of just adb.

I would really recommend using this tutorial and getting everything setup where you don't have to do that every time.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1917237

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