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[TOOLKIT] SKIPSOFT ANDROID TOOLKIT -GNEX V12.1.1 - Drivers, Root, Recovery + MORE

SPRINT MODEL SUPPORTED *HERE*
VERIZON MODEL SUPPORTED *HERE*

The Unified Android Toolkit brings together all the Nexus Toolkits and supports Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 [2012], Nexus 7 [2013] and Nexus 10. This is phase 1. Phase 2 is to add all the Samsung Toolkits to the Unified Android Toolkit. There is also an option at startup to run a Basic Android Toolkit which any Android device can use to install drivers, make app backups, install apk files, reboot the device into different modes and run a command prompt for manual input.

FUNCTIONS OF UNIFIED ANDROID TOOLKIT V1.2.4 [10TH MAR 2014]
* Install correct adb/fastboot drivers automatically on Windows xp/vista/7/8 32bit+64bit
* Backup/Restore a single package or all apps, user data and Internal Storage
* Backup your /data/media (virtual SD Card) to your PC for a Full Safe backup of data
* Unlock/Re-Lock your Bootloader
* Root Stock builds
* 1-Click For All to Unlock, Root, Rename the Restore File
* Perform a FULL NANDROID Backup of your system (Boot, Cache, Data, Recovery and System) via adb and save in Custom Recovery format on your PC which can be Restored via CWM Recovery
* Pull /data and /system folders, compress to a .tar file and save to your PC
* Dump selected Phone Partitions, compress to a .zip file with md5 and save to your PC
* Install BusyBox on your phone
* Extras, Tips and Tricks section
* Auto Update ToolKit to latest available version at startup (professional only feature)
* Program up to 10 Quickpick slots and run them very quickly (professional only feature)
* Mods section to automatically perform certain tasks on your phone
* Download Google Stock Image directly to correct ToolKit folder for extracting and flashing (no need to move it manually anymore)
* Check md5 of stock image to make sure downloaded file isn't corrupted before flashing
* Flash Custom Recovery or Google Stock Image to phone
* Rename the Recovery Restore File present on some Stock Roms
* Boot into CWM Touch, TWRP or Stock Recovery without Flashing it
* Boot or Flash .img Files directly from your PC
* Install a single apk or multiple apk's to your phone
* Push Files from your PC to your phone
* Pull Files from your phone to your PC
* Dump selected LogCat buffers to your PC
* Dump BugReport to your PC
* Set Files Permissions on your phone
* Open new Command Prompt for manual input
* Reboot Phone to Fastboot Mode or Android from fastboot mode
* Reboot Phone to Fastboot Mode, Recovery, Android or Download Mode from adb mode
* Display Important Information about your device

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DOWNLOAD THE SKIPSOFT UNIFIED ANDROID TOOLKIT *HERE* (FROM SKIPSOFT.NET)

NOTE2: As the exe files are not Digitally Signed with a Microsoft Certificate they 'may' get picked up as potentially harmful by Antivirus Programs and deleted on first run. If this happens restore the file and exclude it from future scans to use it. This seems to happen mostly on AVG Free and Norton which is why I switched to BitDefender which is much better.

Credits: ChainsDD for Superuser, Chainfire for SuperSU, koush and the clockworkmod team for cwm and the universal driver pack, 1wayjonny for the adb/fastboot driver pack, Adam Lange for all his support and help with the insecure kernels.

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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PUBLIC (FREE) AND PROFESSIONAL (DONATE) VERSIONS?
THE PUBLIC VERSION OF THE TOOLKIT INCLUDES EVERYTHING YOU COULD NEED TO MANIPULATE YOUR DEVICE. NOTHING IS RESTRICTED.

ACTIVATING THE PROFESSIONAL VERSION ADDS THE MOST USEFUL FUNCTION IN THE TOOLKIT, THE ABILITY TO CHECK FOR 'AUTO UPDATES' DIRECTLY VIA THE TOOLKIT AND HAVE THEM PUSHED TO YOUR PC RIGHT AWAY AS SOON AS THEY ARE UPLOADED WITHOUT NEEDING TO DOWNLOAD THE WHOLE TOOLKIT EVERY TIME. YOU WILL ALWAYS HAVE THE LATEST VERSION AS SOON AS IT IS MADE AVAILABLE. THIS MEANS SMALLER UPDATES CAN BE SENT OUT MORE FREQUENTLY, SUCH AS ADDING A SINGLE FUNCTION, FIXING A BUG OR ADDING COMPATIBILITY FOR A SINGLE CARRIER. THE SMALLER UPDATES WILL BE COMPILED AND RELEASED TO THE XDA COMMUNITY AS A FULL (PUBLIC) DOWNLOAD VERSION SO PROFESSIONAL VERSIONS ARE ALWAYS UPDATED SOONER.
THE PRO VERSION ALSO ADDS THE ABILITY TO CHECK FOR THE LATEST VERSION OF SUPERUSER AND RECOVERY FILES AND DOWNLOAD THEM DIRECTLY TO THE TOOLKIT.
THE 'QUICK PICKS' SECTION[/B] ALLOWS YOU TO PROGRAM UPTO 10 SLOTS WITH TASKS THAT YOU MAY PERFORM ON A REGULAR BASIS OR JUST WANT TO KEEP A SET OF TASKS IN 1 PLACE. THEN JUST SELECT THE SLOT AND IT WILL REMEMBER ALL YOUR SETTINGS FOR THAT TASK AND RUN IT.

AUTO REPLY LINKS FOR PAYPAL TO GET A CODE INSTANTLY CAN BE FOUND AT http://goo.gl/nyGqv

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PLEASE READ THE *FAQ* IN POST#4 BEFORE ASKING QUESTIONS

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1. INSTALLING ADB/FASTBOOT DRIVERS

The first thing you need to do is to install the adb/fastboot drivers. These are needed so that you can unlock your bootloader, root your phone and perform other adb/fastboot functions.

THE DRIVERS CAN NOW BE INSTALLED DIRECTLY VIA THE TOOLKIT. OPTION 1 IN THE MAIN MENU.
IF YOU HAVE ANY TROUBLE WITH THE TOOLKIT INSTALLING THE DRIVERS PLEASE POST IN THIS THREAD WITH YOUR OPERATING SYSTEM VERSION AND ERROR MESSAGE.

a. If you dont want to use the ToolKit to install the drivers then the best best drivers to try are PdaNet for Android, download and run the 32-bit Windows 7/Vista/XP or 64-bit Windows 7/Vista and follow the instructions to install.

b. After the drivers have been installed disconnect the usb cable and shut down your phone. Keep holding the 'Volume Up' and 'Volume Down' buttons and press the 'Power' button to boot the phone into FastBoot Mode.

c. Goto your Control Panel on your PC and open the Device Manager. You want this open so you can see the FastBoot driver is installed or so you can install it manually.

d. Connect the usb cable. In the Device Manager a new item called 'Android 1.0' should pop up and then the driver should install automatically. Once it is installed you will have a new section in the Device Manager called Android Phone without an "!" meaning its installed correctly.

MAKE SURE YOU ENABLE USB DEBUGGING IN SETTINGS, DEVELOPER OPTIONS BEFORE CONNECTING THE USB CABLE IN ADB MODE SO THAT THE PC CAN DETECT THE PHONE PROPERLY.

Note 1: If the driver doesnt install automatically then double click on the Android 1.0 item, then click on the driver tab and select 'update driver'. Select 'browse my computer' and browse to the driver folder. Make sure sub folders is ticked. Drivers should then be installed correctly.

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2. USING MSKIPS' UNIFIED ANDROID TOOLKIT

When starting the Toolkit you will first be asked which device you want to work with. The basic Toolkit files are included in the full install package but if you select a device then the working folders will be created and the device files downloaded. Once the files have been extracted the Toolkit will ask if you want to check if an Update is available (for pro users to download/install). If you type 'no' then you will be taken to the Model/Build selection screen where you can do a number of things:
Type '00' to enter your activation code and enable pro features, 'i' will take you to the Information and Help Section, 'a' will give you information on how to add support for a new build, '99' will take you to the Basic Toolkit for quick use or if you do not have a supported device and want to perform general android tasks.

Supported builds are listed in the Model/Build selection screen and typing the associated number (i.e. 11) will download needed boot and recovery files (stock and custom recovery) then check for and download the latest custom recovery and superuser files available (pro versions only), verify all the files and start the Main Menu. You can now use all the functions and tools the Android Toolkit offers.

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USEFUL INFORMATION

How to get into your FastBoot Mode
1. Turn your phone off
2. Unplug your usb cable if you have one plugged in
3. Keep holding the 'Volume Down' and 'Power' buttons to boot the phone into FastBoot Mode

How to get into Recovery
1. First boot into FastBoot Mode as described above
2. Scroll down with the 'Volume Down' button until it says 'Recovery mode' at the top and press the 'Power' button to enter Recovery

Show the Menu in the Stock Recovery Screen
1. Hold the Power button and keep holding as you press the Volume Up button quickly. The blue recovery menu screen should pop up.

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ChangeLog:
ToolKit v1.2.0 (04th December 2013)
+Added support for the latest builds for all devices
+Updated Superuser versions
+Updated CWM Recovery for the Nexus 5 to the official 6.0.4.5 version
+Added the Information/Help Section to the Model/Build Selection screen to view information easier
+Added more text throughout the Toolkit to clarify parts
+Minor bug fixes

ToolKit v1.0.0 (14th November 2013)
+Initial release

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*DISCLAIMER*

I take no responsibility for any fault or damage caused by any procedures within this guide. No warranties of any kind are given.
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Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. What is ADB Shell?

Adb shell is a linux command line tool (because android is based on linux) used to send commands to your android device. For S-ON devices, this is crucial for modifying files in the /system partition (where the rom sits) as you cannot modify anything in /system when the rom is running without S-OFF (e.g removing system apps).

From Google:

Android Debug Bridge (adb) is a versatile tool lets you manage the state of an emulator instance or Android-powered device. It is a client-server program that includes three components:
A client, which runs on your development machine. You can invoke a client from a shell by issuing an adb command. Other Android tools such as the ADT plugin and DDMS also create adb clients.
A server, which runs as a background process on your development machine. The server manages communication between the client and the adb daemon running on an emulator or device.
A daemon, which runs as a background process on each emulator or device instance.

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Q. What is FASTBOOT?

Fastboot is 2 things. It is a mode on the phone, which looks a little like Bootloader. You can access it by holding 'Volume Up' and 'Volume Down' whilst turning on the phone.

It is also a way of flashing radios, recovery, boot images and system images in a command line method from a PC much like adb.

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Q. I flashed CWM but each time I reboot the Stock Recovery is back

There is an auto recovery restore system on certain Stock Android Builds that will reflash the Stock Recovery if you flash CWM on a Stock Rom.

Use Root Explorer to Mount the system folder as R/W (or use a free app from Google Play such as ES File Explorer). Rename the files /system/recovery-from-boot.p and /system/etc/install-recovery.sh. Now when you flash CWM Recovery it will NOT be overwritten after a reboot.

OR you can use the ToolKit to rename the files (root access needed).

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Q. I want to send my phone back so I need to flash a stock rom and relock the bootloader

1. Download, install and run the Unified Android Toolkit.
2. Install adb/fastboot drivers (if you havent already done so)
3. Option 9 to download a Google Factory Image.
4. After it finishes downloading you will be given the option to flash the image to your device. Do this.
4. Let the device reboot, then shut it down and re-enter fastboot mode (or boot to fastboot mode via the Reboot Screen in the ToolKit).
5. Option3, 2 to relock the bootloader.

Your internal storage will be formatted and data and cache wiped. Your device will now be back to an out-of-the-box FULLY STOCK state and ready to send back.

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Q. What is the difference between Nandroid and Titanium backup?

A NANDROID will backup the whole system including boot, system, data and recovery partitions so you can restore a complete rom and all data and settings.

Essentially Titanium Backup is used to backup apps and associated user data. These could be restored AFTER a full wipe and a new Rom had been flashed on your phone.

The other option now which google added into the new adb command list is the adb backup which is in the ToolKit and can do the same job as Titanium Backup but will store the data on your PC rather than on the phone (where it takes up space and could be deleted).

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Q. When I try to open the ToolKit I get a box pop up for a split second and then it goes away. My AntiVirus program says the file may be harmful.

The exe files I compiled are not digitally signed with a Microsoft certificate (as they cost money) so certain AntiVirus programs (mainly Norton) will pick it up as potentially harmful when it is not. They will pick up ANY file that doesnt contain a purchased Microsoft certificate in the same way. Restore the deleted file and exclude it from further scans and it will be fine.

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Q. The ToolKit recognises my device in adb mode but not in fastboot mode (or other way round).

Open the Device Manager on your pc and then boot your tablet into fastboot mode or adb mode (dont plug the usb cable in yet). Make sure USB debugging is enabled on your tablet in settings, developer options. Plug the cable in while watching the Device Manager and determine which item is added to the list with the device plugged in. Once you have found it right click on the item and select update driver. Select 'browse my computer' from the list and then browse to the 'drivers' folder in the ToolKit folder (wherever you installed the ToolKit to). Make sure sub folders is ticked and click next. Hopefully the driver will be picked up and installed.

You can check if a driver has been installed by looking at the top of the Main Menu in the ToolKit while in fastboot mode and adb modes. If a serial number is displayed in each mode then it will work fine.

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Q. Can I back up my apps before unlocking the Bootloader so I don't lose everything?

Performing an APPS BACKUP (option2, 1) will backup all apps that were installed after you first used your device. This will include any associated user data (such as settings or high scores for games) and apps you installed from Google Play Store. Just follow the recommended options and remember to turn your phones screen on before starting it as you need to confirm on your screen.

This option will NOT require your bootloader to be unlocked first.

You can also backup your Internal Storage without unlocking using option 2, 3 from the main menu. This will backup anything you store on your Internal Storage such as game data, music, videos. This is just pulled from your /data/media folder so you can view or edit the files on your pc after they have been pulled.

You can then unlock the bootloader (wiping your device) and retore the apps (option 2, 10) and Internal Storage data (option 2, 11) after doing whatever you want to with your device.

The only thing you cannot do with the ToolKit is to save the system settings but some of those are backed up by google if you chose that option when turning your device on the first time.

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Q. I have Windows 8 and cannot install the drivers

How to Disable Driver Signature Enforcement in Windows 8:

From the Metro Start Screen, open Settings (move your mouse to the bottom-right-corner of the screen and wait for the pop-out bar to appear, then click the Gear icon).
Click ‘More PC Settings’.
Click ‘General’.
Scroll down, and click ‘Restart now’ under ‘Advanced startup’.
Wait a bit.
Click ‘Troubleshoot’.
Click ‘Advanced Options’
Click ‘Windows Startup Settings’
Click Restart.

When your computer restarts, select ‘Disable driver signature enforcement‘ from the list. You can now load your modified driver. Reboot again once the driver is installed and all will be well.

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Q. I cannot find Developer options to Enable USB Debugging

With Android 4.2 google have thought it would be funny to hide the Developer options screen in the Settings. This means you cannot enable usb debugging to communicate with your device. To show the Developers options screen do the following:

Goto Settings, About tablet and tap your finger on the the 'Build number' text at the bottom 7 times (not too fast).
When you have tapped 3 times you will be given a countdown of taps until you become a 'developer'.
Once you are told you are now a developer you can go back to the Settings screen and can see Developer options.
You can now go into Developer options and enable usb debugging.

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Q. How do I Update to the latest Google Stock Rom (manually)?

THE FOLLOWING PROCESS WILL ERASE YOUR INTERNAL STORAGE BACKUP ANYTHING YOU NEED.

You can use the Android ToolKit which will do everything automatically.

Or you can follow the instructions and do it manually:

These steps assume that you have set up your adb/fastboot drivers correctly.

1. Download it from https://developers.google.com/android/nexus/images
2. Unzip the .tar file to a folder on your pc
3. Unzip the needed files from the .tar file to the same folder on your pc
4. Copy the file fastboot-windows.exe to this folder (you can find the fastboot file in many places including my ToolKit download on post#1) and rename the file to fastboot.exe
5. Boot the phone into Fastboot Mode (KEEP holding the 'Volume up' and 'Volume down' buttons while pressing the 'Power' button)
6. Connect your device via the usb cable
7. Browse to this folder on your pc and run the flash-all.bat file to flash the stock images

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Q. I tried to enter the code for the professional version but the Toolkit says the code is incorrect

Make sure the code entered is for the correct device being used in the Unified Android Toolkit.

You need to make sure you start the Toolkit with the toolkit.exe file when activating so the settings can be initialised or the code will not be accepted.

Also make sure you enter the code correctly as the characters are case sensitive.
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Amazing thread! This thread would probably be really helpful for newbies
Just a few suggestions:
1.)You might want to include how to flash custom kernels
and also that you can
2.)Clockwork Recovery can be instealled through Rom Manager

Nonetheless, great thread
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Amazing thread! This thread would probably be really helpful for newbies
Just a few suggestions:
1.)You might want to include how to flash custom kernels
and also that you can
2.)Clockwork Recovery can be instealled through Rom Manager

Nonetheless, great thread
Thanks

1. Added Step 7, how to flash kernels and Radios via CWM.

2. Added a Note at the end of the CWM flashing step for the Rom Manager method.

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Thanks

1. Added Step 7, how to flash kernels and Radios via CWM.

2. Added a Note at the end of the CWM flashing step for the Rom Manager method.

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No problem, and thanks for the additions

EDIT: Nevermind, didn't read the thread properly, sorry
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Are you completely sure this will work with the LTE version? Being that it comes out tomorrow, I have yet to get mine. I also think it may be a christmas present.....nonetheless, I don't know if Verizon has made any changes to the bootloader or not. Have I anything to worry about or am I just being paranoid?


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Are you completely sure this will work with the LTE version? Being that it comes out tomorrow, I have yet to get mine. I also think it may be a christmas present.....nonetheless, I don't know if Verizon has made any changes to the bootloader or not. Have I anything to worry about or am I just being paranoid?
The bootoader and root steps will definitely work paul has confirmed in his thread that superboot will work on LTE devices. Im not sure if CWM has been tested on an LTE device but if it doesnt work the stock Recovery image can easily be flashed via fastboot. Once you have CWM then you just need to find a Rom that will work on LTE devices as im not sure if the Roms are different.

No need to be paranoid as the GN is close to unbrickable as long as you can enter fastboot

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Very much appreciated! Thank you for the time and effort you put in to help out others. Coming from my G1, I am not up to date with the newer methods and this certainly gave me confidence to go forth with my GNEX.

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