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[TOOLKIT] Shield Root and More! [Shield RAM V1.1]

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By hexitnow, Senior Member on 25th February 2014, 08:34 AM
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Shield RAM V1.1

<<< Shield Root and More >>>

I'm happy to present my first release.





FEATURES:
◄Unlock Bootloader►
◄Flash ClockWorkMod Recovery/Stock Recovery►
◄Root►
◄Debloat System►
◄After all it's a gaming console, who needs calendar's and books and crap
◄Restore to Factory Stock (erases all user data in the process)►
◄More to Come!!!►




NEWB INSTRUCTIONS:
Make sure you have the naked driver installed from this THREAD first. There is an install guide in the thread describing how to get the driver's configured properly. However I'll try to sum it up. Once you have USB Debugging enabled windows will try finding the driver's but won't be able to, go into device manager and right click the device you need to install the driver for. For the ADB driver right click it and go to Update Driver Software >>> Browse my computer for driver software >>> Click the browse button and find the folder where you have extracted the naked drivers. Hit next, it should scan the folder, find the driver and then install it. For the fastboot driver you need to power your shield off, boot into the bootloader, and then plug your USB Cable in. Windows should look for the driver software and once again, it won't be able to find it. Do the same thing, go to device manager and right click Fastboot and select Update Driver Software. Select Browse my computer for driver software again but this time select Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer. Highlight Show All Devices and select Next. Select Have Disk at the bottom, and then Browse. Find the Naked Driver folder once again and then select android_winusb.inf and hit Open. Select ok, scroll to the bottom, highlight Nvidia Shield Fastboot, hit Next and accept the warning dialog. The Fastboot driver should now be installed. Extract Shield RAM.zip, open the folder, and all you have to do at this point is double click Shield RAM.exe to start the process. I made this about as simple as it get so someone with no rooting experience should have no problem. Happy Modding!!!




ADVANCED INSTRUCTIONS:
Make sure to have your adb and fastboot driver's installed, start Shield RAM



DISCLAIMER:
If you do not know what root is, or have no need to use root, then you probably shouldn't be rooting your shield. I have tested this multiple times, and on multiple different shield units. This tool should be 100% safe however when it comes to flashing/rooting, modifying android device's in general there are certain inherent risks involved. I take no liability towards your device and the harm you could potentially cause to it. By now we should all know the risk involved with rooting, flashing, etc.



▲▲▲!!!AVAST AND POSSIBLY OTHER ANTIVIRUS PROGRAMS WARNING!!!▲▲▲
Avast wanted to run this in sandbox mode, if yours does the same let it sit for about 20 seconds and then hit continue execution.
Not really sure why it's doing it, I dont think Kwongger's tool tripped my avast.



Credits/Thanks:
Minimal ADB and Fastboot - Shimp208
CWM Recovery - Clockworkmod and Agrabren for porting it to the shield
Kwongger - Using his toolkit is what made me want to make my own






Feel free to ask any question's, post any comment's or concern's, or make suggestion's for thing's you might like to see

Donation's are never expected,
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you here for it.







THANK YOU FOR DOWNLOADING!!!
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25th February 2014, 08:38 AM |#2  
Changelog for 1.1:
  • With all the people not wanting to update to 77 I left 68
  • Changed some of the messages that are echoed
  • Added Koush's superuser App
  • Added a failsafe so if a wrong key is entered the program exits
    Example:Requires a Y/N input if you hit 6 or M it will exit

Donation List
  • Budokaiboy

THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!
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25th February 2014, 02:33 PM |#3  
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Hey, are you planing on add an option to "ota ready" the device? You need to create a script that flash system, boot and recovery from stock, without a factory reset or userdata flashing, so, you can full unroot and full disable all system level changes in order to update :P I personally do this on my GF nexus 7 and my shield and everything work great :P
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25th February 2014, 02:44 PM |#4  
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Hey, are you planing on add an option to "ota ready" the device? You need to create a script that flash system, boot and recovery from stock, without a factory reset or userdata flashing, so, you can full unroot and full disable all system level changes in order to update :P I personally do this on my GF nexus 7 and my shield and everything work great :P

There's an option to flash it back to the newest ota, but ya changing that will be easy. And you just gave me a good idea too.

Hit thanks if I helped you out. Doing a little bit of reading goes a long way. Sent via tapatalk.
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26th February 2014, 06:40 PM |#5  
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Very nicely done always glad to see people developing tools for the community, and intergrating Minimal ADB and Fastboot into their projects!
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26th February 2014, 07:20 PM |#6  
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Very nicely done always glad to see people developing tools for the community, and intergrating Minimal ADB and Fastboot into their projects!

Thanks alot. Your tool made it much easier to get everything up and running
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27th February 2014, 09:00 AM |#7  
Just finished adding Wipe and No Wipe System Restore options for the next release.
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Thanks for your work , but one question the CWM recovery that will be flashed with your script is the recovery with the OTA installation allowed ?, another think the stock recovery is the 4.3 recovery ?, the last time i flashed a custom recovery to my shield i had to return out of the box to get all the new otas
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Thank You so much OP! I just got my SHield about 2 weeks ago and thought all Dev was dead for it. Glad to see someone stilling messing around with stuff.
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1st March 2014, 05:38 AM |#10  
Both of you, are most welcome. I enjoyed putting together, and I enjoy it even more when I hear people are using it.

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Thanks for your work , but one question the CWM recovery that will be flashed with your script is the recovery with the OTA installation allowed ?, another think the stock recovery is the 4.3 recovery ?, the last time i flashed a custom recovery to my shield i had to return out of the box to get all the new otas

Im misunderstanding your first question but ya the stock recovery you can flash is 4.3 i think i mentioned it somewhere but i need to go back and make sure i do have it mentioned in the thread and in the RAM file. Maybe I'll go back and add an option for the 4.2 recovery since there are probably still a few shields using it. In my next release There is a no wipe option for system recovery so it wont touch any of your apps or data and it will flash your device back to stock, remove root and the supersu app, making it OTA ready.


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Thank You so much OP! I just got my SHield about 2 weeks ago and thought all Dev was dead for it. Glad to see someone stilling messing around with stuff.

Oh yeah, there's a little bit of life left in the shield. I use to have the model of galaxy s4 that had the exploitable bootloader, but the speaker went out and warrantied it, so lost the aforementioned and all I really have on it now is root. Since the shield is easily mod-able I decided to start doing some stuff up for it. I do have a couple of other things planned for it :thumbup:
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Attention K-Mart Staff! Massive clean up in Aisle 6!!

Ok, all cleaning done from the very first mention of the dispute. Sorry if some good arguments got caught up in the cleaning process, but in reality, they had absolutely "0" to do with the tool's functionality (issues, features, bugs, etc)

If you do not like a tool, for whatever reason, kindly move along to something that more suites your needs, Without.. posting things that have nothing to do with the tool itself. And this includes "all" parties who participated.

Keep it On Topic folks.

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