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[GUIDE FOR MAC] How to Unlock Bootloader, Install Custom Recovery & Root (Macbook Pro)

  1. Funk Wizard KitKat Moderator Mar 10, 2015

    Funk Wizard, Mar 10, 2015 :
    Hi All,

    I am a Macbook Pro user and many had doubts on How To Root using Macbook ?

    Thus i am posting this easy to follow Guide so that everyone can Unlock the Bootloader, Install Custom Recovery, Root with SuperSU.

    Its actually easier to Root using Macbook as it supports ADB/Fastboot out of the box, thus no need to install any particular drivers, just make sure your system is up to date.

    Note: I shall not be responsible for any harm caused to your device. Follow the below at your own risk and make sure you take all the backup if needed.

    Downloads:

    ADB Bundle Kit

    Custom Recovery TWRP

    SuperSU

    Android File Transfer


    Now follow the Codes below:

    Step 1: Unlock Bootloader

    Connect the Device to Macbook, Make sure u enable Android Debugging via Developer options.

    Type in Terminal on the search & now on terminal type:

    cd {Path to folder}/platform-tools (or type cd and just drag and drop platform-tools from the downloaded ADB Bundle Kit)

    ./adb devices

    This would show the device name, if it says unauthorized, you would receive an prompt on the device to authorize so authorize the key and enable always allow from this computer.

    ./adb reboot bootloader

    You device would reboot in the bootloader mode.

    ./fastboot oem unlock

    This would wipe all your date on the device so make sure you take a backup.

    Now the device your reboot so just skip the initial setup, go to about phone, tap on build number 7 times to enable developer options, Enable Advanced Reboot, Disable Update CM Recovery & Enable Android Debugging.

    Step 2: Installing Custom Recovery

    ./adb devices

    ./adb reboot bootloader


    (This would again reboot the device in bootloader mode)

    ./fastboot flash recovery (files Path go here or from you download Drag & Drop the recovery img on the Terminal) Hit Enter Done :D

    ./fastboot reboot

    If you still boot into CM Recovery, Try a force recovery reboot by pressing Vol Down & Power Together.

    The device would reboot & Now your device has custom TWRP Recovery

    Step 3: Root Via Flashing SuperSU

    Just launch your Android File Transfer App and copy the SuperSU file to the root directory on the device.

    On your phone press power button click on reboot to recovery (Enabled Advanced Power Menu)

    Device your reboot to TWRP Menu

    Click on Install, Select SuperSU, Swipe to Confirm the Flash, Once done click on wipe Cache & Dalvik and swipe to confirm. Click on back and then Reboot System !!

    Boom !!

    Now you have an Unlocked Bootloader, Custom TWRP Recover & Root Access on your device.

    Happy Flashing Custom Roms & other Mods and Xposed Modules !!

    Cheers :D
     
    Last edited: May 27, 2015

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  2. khantariquealam Ice Cream Sandwich Mar 10, 2015


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  3. Funk Wizard KitKat Moderator Mar 10, 2015

    Funk Wizard, Mar 10, 2015 :
    Only mods can do that if they feel this apt. I am sure there would be plenty of guides there already
     

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  7. Naman Bhalla Recognized developer Community Expert Recognized Developer Mar 10, 2015

    Naman Bhalla, Mar 10, 2015 :
    Agreed. I don't think there is any so detailed thread in the global forum.

    BTW Thanks for the thread. :)
     

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  8. manishsingh Ice Cream Sandwich Mar 10, 2015

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  12. heartprincebiki Ice Cream Sandwich Mar 11, 2015

    heartprincebiki, Mar 11, 2015 :
    Great work again, mate...
     

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  13. naveennair Ice Cream Sandwich Mar 11, 2015

    naveennair, Mar 11, 2015 :
    Noted @Param. Thanks !
    Will keep this in mind...:)
     

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  14. Funk Wizard KitKat Moderator Mar 11, 2015

    Funk Wizard, Mar 11, 2015 :
    Welcome all.. Hope it helped.
     

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  17. Kishore830 Cupcake Apr 22, 2015

    Kishore830, Apr 22, 2015 :
    could you please help me find the ADB bundle? i am new to android and i am getting the platform tools. please help.
     

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  18. Funk Wizard KitKat Moderator Apr 22, 2015

    Funk Wizard, Apr 22, 2015 :
    Windows or Mac?
    Link already mentioned on the thread for Mac
     

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  19. Kishore830 Cupcake Apr 22, 2015

    Kishore830, Apr 22, 2015 :
    For Mac, i downloaded android studio from the ADB bundle link you have provided. but not able to find the folder platform tool.please guide. if you could provide a video tutorial it will be of great help.
    Thanks.
     

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  20. Funk Wizard KitKat Moderator Apr 22, 2015

    Funk Wizard, Apr 22, 2015 :
    Apologies.. i am very busy these days... check the videos on YouTube ull find plenty
     

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