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having problems with rooting and android sdk file

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29th November 2010, 11:47 AM   |  #1  
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okay im trying to root my phone i already downloaded the driver to sync to my cpu and the downloaded the rooting file change it to update and copied it to my phone. i downloaded the sdk file and extracted it to my c drive as c:/androidsdk. i did everting it ask me to opened up the command promt and entered cd first changedirectory space the entered c:/androidsdk/tools as it tells me to but says this the program cant find the path specified..can anyone tell me wat im doin wrong and y its not bein recognized thanks in advanced
29th November 2010, 08:16 PM   |  #2  
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Re-check your path. When I installed it looked like this:

c:\android-sdk_r06-windows\android-sdk-windows\tools

YMMV

PS ... note they are backslashes not forward slashed in the path
29th November 2010, 11:54 PM   |  #3  
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Q: still having a problem rooting my captivate
i switched it up to the backlash and it still saying no path detected...it wont enen let me root my phone saying file is not there i downloaded the root file extract it to my c drive n renamed it update i got windows 7 i then copied it to my phone...downloaded the android sdk file extracted it to my c drive.opened up the command and put in the codes and it tells me it cant find the path..am i downloading the file wrong extracting it to the wrong file??? plz help
30th November 2010, 01:18 AM   |  #4  
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I do it the lazy way, take the tools folder and copy it directly to C:

So it would be,

cd C:\tools
adb blah blah blah

That's an easier path to remember.
30th November 2010, 01:45 AM   |  #5  
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I do it the lazy way, take the tools folder and copy it directly to C:

So it would be,

cd C:\tools
adb blah blah blah

That's an easier path to remember.

That works too ...

My point was it's clear the OP has the path wrong. Actually finding the tools folder in Windows Explorer is obviously the first step.

Also, anything he is trying to push via ADB has to be in the tools folder as well if memory serves.

Of course there is an easier way to root ...

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...44&postcount=2
30th November 2010, 03:56 AM   |  #6  
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i tried everyting...i tried even just rooting the phone by itself and rooting it with the android sdk file and it keeps sayin cant find file or no file found..i dont know what else i can do this seems so simple fellow evry directions but my phone just doesnt want to take. i even tried the one-click root and that wont work saying cant find sdcard.. im lost and getting frustrated with this..any other suggestions and thanks again for your help
30th November 2010, 04:38 AM   |  #7  
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i tried everyting...i tried even just rooting the phone by itself and rooting it with the android sdk file and it keeps sayin cant find file or no file found..i dont know what else i can do this seems so simple fellow evry directions but my phone just doesnt want to take. i even tried the one-click root and that wont work saying cant find sdcard.. im lost and getting frustrated with this..any other suggestions and thanks again for your help

Don't know what to tell you. Following the instructions in the post I linked to above is the easiest way I know of how to root, and has worked every time I've tried it.

If you can get into download mode, then maybe try re-flashing to stock with Odin One Click and see if that helps any. Or re-install your drivers.
30th November 2010, 06:32 AM   |  #8  
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So, you cant even copy and paste from your pc to phone via usb mass storage?
Use your phone, go to dev section, find unleash the beast or super rooter extreme, download either and place the update.zip on the root of your sd card using My Files or whatever. Reboot your phone into recovery and reinstall packages. There, youre rooted. Dont forget to delete the update.zip if you plan to use CWM.

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1st December 2010, 02:03 AM   |  #9  
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ok great i finally after two days of trying to figure out what was wrong got it to root..i deleted all root files and my samsung kies device from my computer and started over. searched one click root and brought me here to a link with a video great vid by the way goes step by step. now that i got root on my phone any suggestings on what to do next..how do i load blocked apps to my phone now? i loaded app installer does that work? and do u got any links to loading a adobe flash player 10 app? thanks

also im gonna need the android sdk file to do any sideloading right? how can i do this since i have alredy rooted my phone? thanks again
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1st December 2010, 05:33 AM   |  #10  
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ok great i finally after two days of trying to figure out what was wrong got it to root..i deleted all root files and my samsung kies device from my computer and started over. searched one click root and brought me here to a link with a video great vid by the way goes step by step. now that i got root on my phone any suggestings on what to do next..how do i load blocked apps to my phone now? i loaded app installer does that work? and do u got any links to loading a adobe flash player 10 app? thanks

also im gonna need the android sdk file to do any sideloading right? how can i do this since i have alredy rooted my phone? thanks again

You can use Sideload Wonder Machine or the Android SDK to sideload.

With the Android SDK, you just put whatever apk you want to load into the 'tools' folder and use the adb install filename.apk command.

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