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tamaratee

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Jan 30, 2010
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The Lou
Greetings,

Okay, so I endeavoured to root my phone last night and was successful. I ran into trouble when the clockwork recovery and superuser permissions kept getting removed each time I rebooted the phone. This morning, I tried to restore the superuser permissions by following the steps I found here on xda but after running the terminal script I rebooted my phone and when my phone wouldn't boot beyond the Google screen. :(

Now, I'm at the Google splash screen with no way to move forward. I'm a mac user and I don't really get the adb thing. Got adb to work with mac from a youtube video, but still not sure what commands to run.

I can't access clockwork recovery from the bootloader.

What I've done so far:
- wiped cache
- wiped/factory data reset
- retraced my steps by using terminal to setup superuser permission from this post (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=927838)

What I think:
- maybe in all of my clicks I removed the ROM, so the phone doesn't have a ROM to work with.

This maybe a really infantile conclusion, but I know there's a solution (had a rooted G1 that I flashed all the time and thought I bricked once but was able to get it back to stock).

Eagerly waiting for a reply... no cell phone if this can't be fixed.

Tamaratee
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tamaratee

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Jan 30, 2010
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The Lou
Thank you to AllGamer for suggesting that I post this question here and for the following suggestion:


AllGamer said:
please post the same question in QA or General, then we can all help you

PM is not the best place to ask for help.

The first thing to do is to download the full set of Android SDK 2.3+ for MAC

then we'll continue from there.

How do I proceed AllGamer? I downloaded the mac SDK from here (http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html).
 

peeturr

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Jan 30, 2011
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Follow steps 1-7 from here to get back Clockwork Recovery.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=878446

If your bootloader is already unlocked, you can skip those steps.

Do steps 8-9 to copy this file over to your USB drive.

http://devsforandroid.com/ip.board/index.php?/files/file/94-stock-deodexed-233-voodoo-rooted/

This rom is Master's Stock 2.3.3 ROM that is already rooted which should get you up and running.

Unmount, go back. Wipe system data, wipe cache. Go to advanced, Wipe Dalvik-cache.

Go back, choose to install zip from SD card. Locate Master's stock ROM. Flash that.

In the end, you'll have a stock deodexed rom that is rooted. Keep in mind that you will lose all your data, but that at least puts you back on track.
 
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peeturr

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Also wanted to mention if you didn't already know, mac scripts are run with a "./" in front of them. So to use the adb command you would do something like, "./adb reboot bootloader" after you have changed your directory to the folder that contains the sdk files.
 

krohnjw

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Also wanted to mention if you didn't already know, mac scripts are run with a "./" in front of them. So to use the adb command you would do something like, "./adb reboot bootloader" after you have changed your directory to the folder that contains the sdk files.

I feel bad for being a stickler here, but this is only true if he has not added the location of the binaries to the PATH. ./ just specifies to start in the local directory rather than look to the PATH to search for the file, it's not a requirement for running a script.
 
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peeturr

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I feel bad for being a stickler here, but this is only true if he has not added the location of the binaries to the PATH. ./ just specifies to start in the local directory rather than look to the PATH to search for the file, it's not a requirement for running a script.

Yeah my bad. Just whatever had worked for me. Pretty new to mac myself.

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kenvan19

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I feel bad for being a stickler here, but this is only true if he has not added the location of the binaries to the PATH. ./ just specifies to start in the local directory rather than look to the PATH to search for the file, it's not a requirement for running a script.

Doesn't ~/ do the same as well?

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tamaratee

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Jan 30, 2010
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The Lou
Thanks Everyone

Thanks for all the suggestions and help I received. I PM'd KenVan and he provided me with the script and my Nexus S is up and running.
 

lorijuan1024

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I just had this problem on the weekend I could not get past the lockscreen so I flashed cyanogen nightly and bam booted fine

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tamaratee

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Jan 30, 2010
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Problem Solved Over the Weekend

Thanks for the help everyone. I posted this in a couple places, so I forgot to update this thread.

I fixed the problem with detailed steps from KenVan. Thanks again though to all of you for your suggestions.
 

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