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[GNEX TOOLKIT V11.1.0] Drivers, Backup, Unlock, Root, Recovery, Flash + MORE [GSM]

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If you are using a Custom Rom then you will have an insecure boot image so you can answer yes and it will do everything it needs to. If you are using CM9 then it doesnt have an insecure boot image set as standard so you will need to answer no to the question and the ToolKit will just reboot your phone into fastboot and then use the ToolKits insecure boot image to boot your phone and perform the mods. After rebooting your phone will revert to your original boot image.

If you are unsure about any of this just answer 'no' and let the ToolKit do everything but make sure you have the correct model selected in the Model Selection Screen.

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So if I am reading correctly, after applying the new camera settings/new CWM/Wifi refresh, I will lose my ROM/Kernal? As it boots to original boot img/

So - then all I have to do is reflash my ROM/Kernal, and I am back to my original state - correct?

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Thanks for the quick response.
So if I am reading correctly, after applying the new camera settings/new CWM/Wifi refresh, I will lose my ROM/Kernal? As it boots to original boot img/

So - then all I have to do is reflash my ROM/Kernal, and I am back to my original state - correct?

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You dont have to reflash anything. The ToolKit will boot the insecure image. This means it doesnt write anything to your phone and its only on there until your next reboot where it will go back to the boot image you used before. Nothing is changed and nothing is permanent.

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1. You can flash CWM without unlocking?

2. You can use CWM to backup without unlocking?

I didn't realize either of these were possible?
... Sorry. I fail.

I'm so used to having an unlocked bootloader now I forget how restrictive it is with it locked.
 
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Thanks its helped me a lot ... now my device is unlocked, rooted and patched a new Aokp theme.. very easy and useful software for the beginners
 
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You dont have to reflash anything. The ToolKit will boot the insecure image. This means it doesnt write anything to your phone and its only on there until your next reboot where it will go back to the boot image you used before. Nothing is changed and nothing is permanent.

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Does anybody has takju stock recovery?
When I use this to flash stock recovery it said succesfull, however when i boot into recovery I get error
 
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Does anybody has takju stock recovery?
When I use this to flash stock recovery it said succesfull, however when i boot into recovery I get error
Did you flash stock recovery via option 10 in the ToolKit? What error do you get? I assumed yakju and takju recovery was the same so used the yakju image to save space but if yakju recovery doesnt work on the takju model then I will add the takju image in the next update.

Stock Recovery image for takju attached, just copy to 'put_img_files_to_flash_here' folder in the ToolKit and flash via option 12 (select 2 to Flash and then 5 to Flash to the Recovery partition).

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Used toolkit v6.1 yesterday to update my phone to 4.04 factory image - long overdue!

I used a different laptop than last time so had to start fresh with the toolkit and drivers. Had to install drivers with pdanet but everything else pretty much worked a treat, it's a great program Mark, thanks again for it.

I have a question regarding the back up and restoring the back up.

I selected the non virtual SD card back up and when I restored it I checked the gallery app. The photos were there 'in spirit' but not actually there. There was 60 odd empty black frames. Is this normal for this option?

If I use the virtual SD card option next time will it restore photos fully along with music etc?

EDIT: PS - is there any advantage to leaving my bootloader unlocked or should I lock it again?

Sorry for the noob questions!!
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Used toolkit v6.1 yesterday to update my phone to 4.04 factory image - long overdue!

I used a different laptop than last time so had to start fresh with the toolkit and drivers. Had to install drivers with pdanet but everything else pretty much worked a treat, it's a great program Mark, thanks again for it.

I have a question regarding the back up and restoring the back up.

I selected the non virtual SD card back up and when I restored it I checked the gallery app. The photos were there 'in spirit' but not actually there. There was 60 odd empty black frames. Is this normal for this option?

If I use the virtual SD card option next time will it restore photos fully along with music etc?

EDIT: PS - is there any advantage to leaving my bootloader unlocked or should I lock it again?

Sorry for the noob questions!!
The advantage of leaving your bootloader unlocked is that if you get stuck in a boot loop or want to flash a different radio or recovery then you can do it without any negative consequences. If you relock the bootloader and then need to flash anything you would have to unlock it again which will wipe your device. Someone I helped a while back had a locked bootloader and was stuck in a boot loop. The only way to fix the phone was to unlock the bootloader to flash a working boot image which meant they lost all their pictures including pictures of their new born baby. Much better to leave it unlocked until such time as you need to relock it for warranty purposes.

The adb backup with the storage included will back up everything to a single file which can't be viewed or modified and I have always said that it does not work well in restoring pictures and music which is why I created the virtual sd card backup method. This method will pull all your data via adb to a folder in the ToolKit which can be viewed/modified/certain parts deleted before restoring. You know exactly what is in the backup and its the option I always use to backup data on the virtual sd card.

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Thanks for the info on the bootloader, will just leave it unlocked.

I think I missed the bit about the single file not restoring media files perfectly! At least I know for sure now and I had another back up of the pics anyway.
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