Originally Posted by elsworth1983
Cheers for the info just by any chance do you know the commands still learning Linux
thought you ditched windows ages ago?
anyhow... don't have linux set up atm, so this will from memory and might contain some errors... Also, never tried mint, I always stuck to debian or debian-derivates...
anyhow, lets try this:
first, use your package management-system to install a jre (java runtime environment.
If that is set up, install the android sdk:
$ cd ~
$ wget http://dl.google.com/android/android-sdk_r17-linux.tgz
$ sudo su
[enter your su-password]
# cd /usr/local
# tar xfzv ~[yourusername]/android-sdk_r17-linux.tgz
a window should open up and list some files available for download. Just select "Android SDK Platform-tools" and hit "Install 1 package...".
once that's finished (might take a while), close the Android SDK Manager and you should get back to your shell.
# ln -s /usr/local/android-sdk-linux/platform-tools/adb /usr/local/bin/adb
# ln -s /usr/local/android-sdk-linux/platform-tools/fastboot /usr/local/bin/fastboot
$ rm android-sdk_r17-linux.tgz
now, connect your xoom to your computer and enable usb debugging in the settings of your xoom. If you issue adb devices
, you should get something like
List of devices attached
if you receive something like bash: adb: command not found
, something went wrong somewhere. Try the same using sudo: sudo adb devices
if that doesn't fix it please write another post.
Also, if you encounter an error after entering any of the comments above, please do not continue until you resolved that error. (For example ask for a solution here
And, since you are still learning to use linux: whenever instructions contain a $ or # at the beginning of a line, DO NOT ENTER THESE. They are just there to tell you to issue that command as normal user ($) or superuser (#)
/EDIT: btw: there may be an easier way to do this if you just want to use adb/fastboot this once: you could try to simply download the adb and fastboot- binaries and put these into the folder with your recovery.img-file. Might work, not sure about that, though. Also, since I don't have linux installed on my machine atm, I can't provide you with a link to these binaries.