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Similar to How do I root my Android device?, except using Mac OS X.

Everywhere I try to find the answer to leads me to Windows applications. Are there any guides or tools for OS X?

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It's very device-specific, of course, so you'll have to follow the directions given for the device.

Generally it works to follow the Linux directions for the device, except that you need ADB for Mac OS X.

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  • Devs always scratch their own itch first. It depends heavily on the device maintainer's preferences and how wide spread a device is and maybe also how sexy it is (pro/mid-range/low-end). Samsung devices have Mac support for example (heimdall for mac). Plus: System developing for Android requires not Win nor MacOs but Linux.
    – ce4
    Aug 16, 2012 at 7:18

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