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I want to root my phone (Micromax A52) and i got the procedure.

But I use Ubuntu for everyday use and now for rooting i need Windows.

I installed it in virtualbox. Now in vbox,the usb device is recognised only if the host recognizes it.

But with the phone off for the flash process, how can i make the guest windows recognise the phone as ubuntu does not recognise

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You might get better results with VMware. –  Matthew Read Nov 16 '12 at 7:45
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If you have the ADB drivers on Ubuntu, try performing the tasks of installing busybox and su manually as detailed here - http://androidforums.com/a52-all-things-root/586982-how-root-any-android-device-manually.html

The author has used Nautilus on Ubuntu to perform the requisite tasks. YMMV, though upon reading through the thread.

As a workaround, perhaps you could use the root methods detailed in the relevant XDA thread(s) on a Windows machine.

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