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[Galaxy Note2 TOOLKIT V4.1.0 TMOBILE] Drivers, Backup, Root, Recovery, Flash Stock

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INTRODUCING THE SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE2 TOOLKIT

GSM (GT-N7100) and LTE (GT-N7105) SUPPORTED. THREAD: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1923956
AUSTRALIAN GSM (GT-N7100T) and LTE (GT-N7105T) SUPPORTED. USE GSM THREAD
SPRINT (SPH-L900) SUPPORTED. THREAD: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1957155
TMOBILE (SGH-T889) SUPPORTED. THREAD: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1957720
MOBILICITY, VIDEOTRON, WIND [SGH-T889V] SUPPORTED. NO THREAD YET. USE TMOBILE THREAD
AT&T (SGH-L317) SUPPORTED. THREAD: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2052779
BELL, ROGERS, SASKTEL, TELUS [SGH-I317M] SUPPORTED. NO THREAD YET. USE AT&T THREAD
VERIZON ([SCH-I605]) SUPPORTED. THREAD: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2052788
US CELLULAR (SCH-R950) SUPPORTED. NO THREAD YET. USE ANY
KOREAN SK TELECOM [SHV-E250S] SUPPORTED. NO THREAD YET. USE ANY

NOTE: If you want a new build added to the Toolkit then download and install, Type 'A' in the Model Selection screen and follow the instructions.

HOW TO VIDEOS ARE ON POST#4 (THANKS TO WWJOSHDEW) MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A LOOK AT THEM AS A VIDEO IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS

FUNCTIONS OF SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE2 TOOLKIT V4.1.0 [9TH APRIL 2013]
  • Install drivers automatically
  • 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
  • Root any public build (different options)
  • [B]Root with Superuser (ChainsDD) or SuperSU (Chainfire) via CWM (works on ANY build)
  • Root+busybox+rename recovery restore files via Custom Recovery
  • Unroot (delete root files and busybox)
  • Many root/unroot options including adb, recovery and sideload via custom recovery
  • Perform a FULL NANDROID Backup of your system via adb and save in Custom Recovery format on your PC
  • Pull /data and /system folders, compress to a .tar file and save to your PC
  • Auto Update ToolKit to latest push version on startup (donator feature)
  • Dump selected Phone Partitions, compress to a .zip file with md5 and save to your PC
  • Install BusyBox binary on phone
  • Flash Stock Recovery
  • Flash CWM Recovery (thanks to Clockworkmod Team) or TWRP Recovery (thanks to Team Win)
  • Rename Recovery Restore files if present
  • Flash Insecure Boot Image for adb mode
  • Flash Stock Boot Image back to your phone
  • Create tar file to flash via Odin (from upto 10 image files) with 1-click process
  • Download, Extract and Flash Stock Rom (full DETAILED steps) ESSENTIAL FOR WARRANTY RETURNS
  • Rip cache.img to zip file in CWM format for editing and flashing (thanks to Adam Lange)
  • Install a single apk or multiple apk's to your phone (being worked on)
  • Push Files from your PC to your phone
  • Pull Files from your phone to your PC
  • Set Files Permissions on your phone
  • Dump selected LogCat buffers to your PC
  • Dump BugReport to your PC (if installed)
  • Help, Information Screen for various tasks
  • Mods Section to Modify your phone (being worked on)
  • Reboot Phone options in adb mode
  • Change background, text colour in ToolKit
  • Device Information screen which pulls info directly from device
  • Activate Professional features from within the ToolKit
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Mod edit: Download link removed

MD5 Sum for V4.1.0: 37360aabdf3869aad55d12dd2c2b0b07

NOTE: As the ToolKit.exe and ModsSection.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.

IMPORTANT: ONLY FLASH ROMS THAT ARE SPECIFICALLY MADE FOR YOUR PHONES MODEL NUMBER AS FLASHING AN INCORRECT ROM CAN SOFT BRICK YOUR DEVICE!

Credits: ChainsDD for Superuser, Chainfire for SuperSU, Chenglu for modded cwm.

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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FREE (PUBLIC) AND DONATE (PROFESSIONAL) VERSIONS?
THE FREE PUBLIC VERSION OF THE TOOLKIT INCLUDES EVERYTHING YOU COULD POSSIBLY NEED TO MANIPULATE YOUR PHONE. NOTHING IS RESTRICTED. ACTIVATING THE DONATE VERSION WILL ADD THE ABILITY TO CHECK FOR UPDATES VIA THE TOOLKIT AND HAVE THEM PUSHED TO YOUR PC RIGHT AWAY AS SOON AS THEY ARE UPLOADED TO MY SERVER WITHOUT NEEDING TO DOWNLOAD THE WHOLE TOOLKIT EVERY TIME. THIS ALSO MEANS SMALLER UPDATES CAN BE SENT OUT MORE FREQUENTLY SUCH AS ADDING A SINGLE FUNCTION, FIXING A BUG OR ADDING COMPATIBILITY FOR A SINGLE VARIANT OR CARRIER SO DONATOR VERSIONS WILL BE UPDATED SOONER. IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO, OR DO NOT WANT THE AUTO UPDATE FEATURE THEN ALL UPDATES WILL BE COMPILED AND RELEASED TO THE XDA COMMUNITY AS A FULL DOWNLOAD VERSION AS SOON AS TIME ALLOWS AND THERE ARE ENOUGH UPDATES TO WARRANT IT. DONATORS WILL ALSO HAVE THE QUICK PICKS AND EXTRAS SECTIONS UNLOCKED AND THE 'NAG' SCREEN ON EXIT WILL BE DISABLED. NEW DONATOR FEATURES WILL ALSO BE ADDED TO THE TOOLKIT IN THE FUTURE.

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

AUTO UPDATES ARE BY FAR THE EASIEST WAY TO KEEP THE TOOLKITS UP TO DATE AS I HAVE LOTS OF OTHER TOOLKITS TO LOOK AFTER. IF ANYONE HAS ANY VIEWS ON THIS PLEASE PM ME OR CONTACT ME AT TOOLKIT.SUPPORT@SKIPSOFT.NET. PLEASE DO NOT POST YOUR VIEWS IN THIS THREAD AS I WANT TO KEEP IT CLEAN FOR USER SUPPORT.











(Changelog at the Bottom of Post#1)

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PLEASE READ THE *FAQ* IN POST#2 BEFORE ASKING QUESTIONS

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1. INSTALLING GALAXY NOTE2 DRIVERS

The first thing you need to do is to install the drivers. These are needed so that you can communicate with the phone via the PC and perform the tasks that the ToolKit offers.

NOTE: If you have Kies installed then it is advisable to uninstall it first to avoid conflicts.

a. Make sure your phone is booted into Android and the USB cable is unplugged.

b. Select Option 1 in the ToolKit to install the Samsung USB Driver pack. This should install all the neccessary drivers you need.

C. While the drivers are installing make sure that USB Debugging is enabled on your phone via the Settings, Developer options Screen.

d. After the drivers have been installed connect the USB cable and the PC should detect the phone and install the correct drivers. This will also happen when you enter Download Mode and Recovery Mode for the first time.

e. If you want to check the drivers then go to your Control Panel on your PC and open the Device Manager. With the USB cable connected you should see a device listed as 'Samsung Android Phone' or something similar and a driver attached to it.

NOTE: If you are having trouble with your device being detected or the drivers installing correctly then you could try rebooting your phone, using a different usb port and making sure no other drivers are installed on your pc.

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2. USING MSKIPS' SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE2 TOOLKIT

a. Download the Samsung Galaxy Note2 ToolKit package and run to install the ToolKit to your PC. The installation will also create a Shortcut on your desktop for easy access. You have the option to include or exclude the drivers files at installation so if you already have your drivers set up and are just updating the ToolKit then you can untick the drivers if you wish.

b. Once the ToolKit is installed make sure your phone is booted and plugged in via USB cable and double click on the shortcut on your desktop to run it.

c. You will be asked if you want to check for an Update. If you type 'yes' this will download and check the latest version numbers against the versions in the ToolKit. If there is an update available then you will have the option to download and install it (professional feature).

d. You will now be presented with a Model Selection Screen to choose the Model/Build that you are currently on. Type the number that corresponds to your desired selection. For example type '12' for INTERNATIONAL GSM MODEL [GT-N7100] 4.1.1 [Build ALJ1-ALJ3]. If you cannot find the build your device is using then type 'h' to select the HELP option to get more info.

NOTE: If you have a new build that isnt covered by the Toolkit you can also type 'a' in the Model Selection screen to see instructions on how to pull your stock image and send it to firmware.support@skipsoft.net so support can be added.

e. The Toolkit will now locate and download the boot image pack for your chosen Model. This is a new feature so the Toolkit is not limited to how many Models can be added and it cuts down ALOT on the download size. After the zip file has finished downloading it will be extracted to the correct folders and the files checked to make sure everything is ok.

f. When you enter the Main Menu you will see 'Adb Mode' at the top. If you have installed your drivers correctly then you will see your devices serial number under the text with 'device' next to it. If you see this then your device is connected and you can carry on.

NOTE: If you haven't installed the drivers and don't see a serial number at the top then this is the FIRST thing you want to do so the Toolkit can operate properly.

g. Each option in the ToolKit has full information on what it is and how to use it.

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3. FLASHING A ROM, RADIO OR KERNEL VIA CWM RECOVERY

a. Download your chosen Rom, Radio or Kernel from the Development Forum, then make sure your phone is booted up as normal and connect your usb cable so it goes into MTP Mode. Copy the .zip file (DO NOT UNZIP IT FIRST) to the 'Internal Storage' part on your phone. Do not copy it to a Sub Directory as it will be harder to find when flashing it.

b. Enter CWM Recovery (shut down the phone then hold down the 'HOME' + 'VOLUME UP' buttons and press the 'POWER' button for about 5 seconds).

c. Select 'Install zip from sdcard' and select 'choose zip from sdcard' if the file is on Internal Memory.

d. Scroll to your zip file and select. Then select 'Yes' in the list to start flashing.

e. When flashing is finished press the BACK Button to go back until you get to the Main Menu and then select 'reboot system now' to reboot your phone into Android.

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4. FLASHING A ROM, RADIO OR KERNEL VIA DOWNLOAD MODE USING ODIN

Odin can be used to flash image files or parts of your phone. You can flash something as simple as a boot image or a complete system. Everything is packed in a tar or tar.md5 file on your PC and flashed via Odin which is a Windows OS program.

a. Make sure you have your tar file stored on your PC.

b. Reboot your phone to Download Mode [shut down your phone, then hold down the Home + Volume DOWN Buttons and press the Power Button for about 2 seconds until a Warning screen appears. Press Volume UP to continue to Download Mode.

c. Connect your phone via usb and the first box at the top under ID:COM should turn blue and have some text in it. If you are using Download Mode on your phone for the first time then you will notice drivers being installed to use it.

d. The site or page you downloaded the file from will usually give you instructions to set Odin but if not you want to load boot/recovery/system files to the PDA location and have 'Auto Reboot' and 'F.Reset Time' ticked and nothing else.

e. Click on 'Start' to start the flash. You can see what is happening in the text box in the lower left.

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USEFUL INFORMATION

How to get into Recovery Mode
1. Unplug the USB cable.
2. Shut down the phone.
3. Hold down the 'HOME' + 'VOLUME UP' buttons and press the 'POWER' button for about 5 seconds to enter Recovery Mode.

How to get into Download Mode (For Odin)
1. Unplug the USB cable.
2. Shut down the phone.
3. Hold down the 'HOME' + 'VOLUME DOWN' buttons and press the 'POWER' button for about 2 seconds until a WARNING! Screen appears. Press the 'VOLUME UP' button to enter Download Mode.

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ChangeLog
ToolKit v4.1.0 (9th April 2013)
+Updated complete Toolkit structure for easier support and faster updates
+Added GT-N7100T and GT-N7105T models to the support list
+Added 4.1.2 support for many models. See screenshot for full list
+Updated CWM and TWRP Recovery to the latest model specific version
+Added TWRP NAND backup/restore procedure to backups section
+Updated SuperSU Root procedure to V1.25
+Updated Samsung usb drivers to 1.5.18.0
+Added more error detection and updated many parts of the Toolkit procedures
+Added Activation option and support procedure for new builds to Model Screen
+Updated Stock firmware download section with new Samsung images
+Adb server is now shut down if you exit from Model Selection screen
+Added more error control Toolkit processes
+Updated mods section

ToolKit v3.0.0 (18th December 2012)
+Rewrote soo many parts its hard to list them all
+Changed the Model Selection screen
+Split up images for all supported models to make them easier to distinguish
+Added support for Verizon, GT-N7105 (lte), AT&T and Korean SK Telecom
+Added new options to Root/Unroot Screen
+Added root+busybox+rename recovery restore files via Custom Recovery
+Added Root/Unroot via Sideload feature in Recovery
+Updated CWM Recovery to 6.0.1.9
+Updated TWRP Recovery to 2.3.2.3 for all available Models
+Updated SuperSU to 0.99
+Added Device Information Screen
+Added instant reply donate link to Toolkit
+Soo many more behind the scene changes

ToolKit v2.0.0 (27th October 2012)
+Added FULL support for Sprint (SPH-L900)
+Added FULL support for TMobile (SGH-T889)
+Added FULL support for US Cellular (SCH-R950)
+Updated SuperSU Root zip file to V0.96
+Updated CWM Recovery to V6.0.1.5
+Added TWRP Recovery V2.3.1.1
+Added option on all Root procedures to root with Superuser (ChainsDD) or SuperSU (Chainfire)
+Added option in ALLINONE Root routine to flash cwm or twrp Recovery
+Improved Root procedure on all builds
+Made some edits for Toolkit stability
+More tweaks

ToolKit v1.0 (7th Oct 2012)
+First version of Samsung Galaxy Note2 ToolKit released

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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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**FAQ**

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

There is an auto recovery restore system on Android 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 the Market). Delete the file recovery-from-boot.p from /system. Now when you flash CWM Recovery it will NOT be overwritten after a reboot. You can also use the Toolkit to rename the files if you wish.

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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 would i perform a nandroid vs a titanium backup?

You would perform a nandroid backup to back up your entire system including boot image and data and system partitions so you can restore your entire system back to that particular point in the future.

You would use Titanium Backup mainly to back up your installed apps and settings so they could be reinstalled easily and quickly on any future roms. You can also choose individual apps to backup or restore on Titanium Backup whereas if you restore your boot partition via CWM Recovery you are stuck with the whole lot.

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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 and AVG Free) will pick it up as potentially harmful when it is not. They 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. 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 flashed the Stock Firmware Image. Odin flashes the file successfully and the phone reboots but it stays stuck on the samsung logo

If the firmware tar file does not include a userdata image (which most Samsung firmware do not) then your userdata partition will be left from your previous setup. If this is incompatible with the new firmware because of build or something else then your system will freeze on boot up.

This is easily fixable by holding the Volume UP, Home and Power buttons all at the same time for about 10 seconds until the device reboots to the Stock Recovery screen. Use the Volume Down button to scroll down to 'wipe data/factory reset' and press the Home button to select it. Go down to yes to confirm and your userdata partition will be wiped. Your device should now boot fine.
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Reserved for how to videos on this incredible toolkit!
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...dbYw_kdSJmSDH2

How To Root
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9zF6x1MURM



How To Flash Stock Recovery
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CL5x84Tu_U



How To Manually Boot to Custom (or Stock) Recovery
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9m6Uugh8ps8&hd=1



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Can i unroot with toolkit?.Many thank for awesome work..
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thank you! worked like a charm!!!
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Quote:
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Can i unroot with toolkit?.Many thank for awesome work..

Yes you can.

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So does this add to the flash counter?
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Quote:
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So does this add to the flash counter?

Flashing any custom firmware (boot, recovery) will add to the flash counter but im sure Chainfire will update his Triangle Away app to include the US variants.

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Can i unroot with toolkit?.Many thank for awesome work..

Quote:
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Yes you can.

Mark.

Just to be certain, I can unroot with this? How? We don't have a stock recovery since there is no stock firmware avail. Can you please clarify? Thanx bud.

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