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Red face [GUIDE][ROOT][Mac][Linux]Epic 4G Touch Root on Mac or Linux using Heimdall!

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For those of you who want to root your Epic 4G Touch on a Mac or Linux, you can using this open-source tool called Heimdall.

Here's how to root your Epic 4G Touch on Mac or Linux.

Step 1. Put your Epic 4G Touch in Download Mode by holding down Volume Down button and Power button together for about 10 seconds then hit Volume Up button. Connect your phone to your computer via a USB cable.

Step 2. Go download the appropriate binaries for your Mac (OSX) or Linux 32-bit or 64bit at glassechidna.com.au

Get the file with "Binary" or "Binaries".

For Mac, you will get a .DMG file you can install and for Linux, you will get a .deb file you can install.

Install these files and open up a command prompt and type:

heimdall

You should get a bunch of syntax stuff, if so that's good, you have heimdall installed and working.

Step 3. Go download a rooted kernel, I recommend Zedomax Epic Touch Kernel v3:

Download Zedomax Epic Touch Kernel v3


*Note - You can also download any other kernel .tar file of your liking.

Step 4. Browse to the directory you've download the tar file by using command "cd":

cd /home/myusername/Downloads

Step 5. Untar the tar file:

tar xvf SPH-D710_Zedomax_EpicTouchKernel-v3.tar

Step 5. Double-check you have a zImage file in the directory by typing:
ls -l

Step 7. Type the following to flash:

heimdall flash --kernel zImage

Step 8. Reboot and you can check that you've rooted your phone by going to Settings->About phone and see "ZedomaxEpicTouchKernel" in Kernel version.

Also you will see a new app called "Superuser" in apps.

Congrats, you've been rooted with a Linux or Mac.

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Did this yesterday on MacBook Pro, 64-bit. Works as advertised, pretty simple. One quick tip, don't need to unpack the tar in heimdall; a double-click will do the trick... just gotta remember where you put it (and make sure you're in the right directory).
 
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Did this yesterday on MacBook Pro, 64-bit. Works as advertised, pretty simple. One quick tip, don't need to unpack the tar in heimdall; a double-click will do the trick... just gotta remember where you put it (and make sure you're in the right directory).
nice, thx for the cool tip bud.
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just got my phone yesterday, and, was hoping that soon there would be a solution for us mac users..this looks great!
just a quick question; anyone who has used this, does it bork anything like wifi or bluetooth?

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All I did was flash zedo's v3 kernel and everything still works. I'm actually getting better battery life, faster 3G and can now bench 450 lbs.

Nobody can make any guarantees, though... you know how it goes.
 
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wow, benching 450 after flashing a rom is most impressive!

I'm having some issues with BT now, and its important for me for it to work; thats the only reason I asked..

This seems like the easiest root method I have seen for any Android phone, especially for a mac!

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All I did was flash zedo's v3 kernel and everything still works. I'm actually getting better battery life, faster 3G and can now bench 450 lbs.

Nobody can make any guarantees, though... you know how it goes.

450 is really good, did rooting get you that energy?
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LOL!

BTW, can you use any other recovery on this phone, or just Clockwork?

thanks!

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