Originally Posted by nitty917
tryin to get mac to adb to device, but cannot get it to work.
anyone have success? would like to test these nice roms out.
Like the others who have already replied, I also did it on my mac and was a complete noob. It was only through much trial, error, YouTube, and 3 other sites that I figured it out. Needless to say I'm now fluent in adb and would be happy to answer any questions you have since I was in exactly the same shoes as you last weekend. Below are the biggest things you need to know when you start:
1. When you plug the phone into your computer make sure you select "Charge Only." If you select "Use Phone as Disk Drive" you won't be able to write to the phone, only read. I ran in circles for a long time getting "Read-Only File System" errors and it was all due to having the phone mounted as drive.
2. Make sure you have USB Debugging turned on. After that, you should be able to communicate with the phone fine.
3. ADB - The instructions are nearly identical regardless of operating system but on a mac you need to add "./" (without the quotes) before adb commands. For example, lets say I have a file on my desktop called "Test_File.img" that I want to push to the root of the sdcard. On my Mac I would type "./adb push /Users/Bryan/Desktop/Test_File.img /sdcard/" (without the quotes of course) & (Bryan is my Username)
4. To avoid any issues make sure none of the folders or file names you are working with have spaces in the name.
Hopefully all this helps and does no lead to more confusion than when you started. Again, if there are any specific errors you are seeing post them here and either I or someone else would be happy to answer them.