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[TOOLKIT] UNIFIED ANDROID TOOLKIT - SAMSUNG GALAXY S5 - Drivers, Root, Recovery + MORE

The Unified Android Toolkit brings together all the Nexus and Samsung Toolkits and supports a multitude of Nexus and Samsung devices. 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.

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SUPPORTED MODELS
INTERNATIONAL MODEL GSM [SM-G900H]
INTERNATIONAL MODEL LTE [SM-G900F]
INTERNATIONAL MODEL LTE-A [SM-G900M]
US SPRINT LTE MODEL [SM-G900P]
US TMOBILE LTE MODEL [SM-G900T]
CANADA LTE MODEL [SM-G900W8]

FUNCTIONS OF UNIFIED ANDROID TOOLKIT
* 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 from selectable folders [internal or external storage] to your PC for a Full Safe backup of data
* Unlock/Re-Lock your Bootloader [Nexus modules]
* Various Root options using insecure boot image or custom recovery
* 1-Click For All to Unlock, Root, Rename the Restore Files and install busybox [Nexus modules]
* ALLINONE to flash custom Recovery Root, Rename the Restore Files and install busybox [Samsung modules]
* Fix “Superuser/SuperSU has stopped” message after rooting [Samsung modules]
* 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 [if insecure boot image available]
* Pull /data and /system folders, compress to a .tar file and save to your PC [if insecure boot image available]
* Dump selected Phone Partitions, compress to a .zip file with md5 and save to your PC [if insecure boot image available]
* Install BusyBox on your device
* Install Samsung Knox notification disabler on your device [Samsung modules]
* Install Root checker on your device [to be added to the Nexus modules]
* Extras, Tips and Tricks section with downloadable device user guide
* Auto Update ToolKit to latest available version at startup [PRO ONLY FEATURE]
* Check for latest versions of Superuser [root] and custom Recovery images [PRO ONLY FEATURE]
* Program up to 10 Quickpick slots and run them very quickly [PRO ONLY FEATURE]
* Mods section to automatically perform certain tasks on your phone
* Download Stock Firmware Image for extracting and flashing
* Check md5 of stock image to make sure downloaded file isn’t corrupted before flashing [Nexus modules]
* Flash Custom Recovery or Stock Firmware Image to device
* Rename the Recovery Restore File present on some Stock Roms
* Boot into CWM Touch, TWRP or Stock Recovery without Flashing it [Nexus modules]
* Boot or Flash .img Files directly from your PC [Nexus modules]
* Install a single apk or multiple apk’s to your device
* Push Files from your PC to your device
* Pull Files from your device to your PC
* Dump selected LogCat buffers to your PC
* Dump BugReport to your PC
* Set Files Permissions on your device
* Open new Command Prompt for manual input
* Reboot device to various Modes automatically
* Display Important Information about your device
* Display various Help and Information screens and save a screenshot to your pc/send to default printer
* Many many more features

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Supported devices and latest supported builds *HERE*

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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, Viperboy for the Knox Disabler app, Stephen Erickson for the BusyBox installer app, BurrowsApps for the Root Checker app, fOmey for TWRP for the Galaxy Gear

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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. NO MAIN FUNCTIONS ARE 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.

IF YOU FIND THIS PROGRAM USEFUL PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING TO YOUR CHOSEN DEVICE TO GET AN ACTIVATION CODE FOR THE PRO VERSION. YOU WILL FIND THE PRO FEATURES VERY USEFUL, GET UPDATES DIRECTLY FROM THE PROGRAM AND SUPPORT FUTURE DEVELOPMENT. WITHOUT DONATIONS DEVELOPMENT WILL NOT BE ABLE TO CONTINUE.

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

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2. USING THE 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.

The Information section which you can get to from the Model Selection screen or from the Main Menu has a wealth of help and frequently asked questions. If you need help then please look there first before asking questions in the thread.

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USEFUL INFORMATION

Enable Developer options for usb debugging
Go to Settings, System section, About device and tap on 'Build number' 7 times until it says you are now a developer. You can now go to Settings, System section, Developer options and enable USB debug.

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
Unified Android ToolKit v1.2.7 [Galaxy S5 V1.0.0] 16th April 2014
+First version of Samsung Galaxy S5 ToolKit Module 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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**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 like removing system apps.

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Q. I flashed Custom Recovery 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 (requires root). Now when you flash Custom Recovery
it will NOT be overwritten after a reboot. You can also do this via the Toolkit.

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Q. My AntiVirus program says the Toolkit files may be harmful

The exe compiled files are not digitally signed with a Microsoft certificate (as
they cost money) so certain AntiVirus programs (mainly Norton and AVG Free) may
pick it up as potentially harmful when it is not. They will pick up ANY file that
doesn't contain a purchased Microsoft certificate in the same way. Just Restore the
deleted file and exclude it from further scans and it will be fine. Or switch to a
better AntiVirus program such as BitDefender.

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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.

Titanium Backup is mainly 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 (which takes up space).

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Q. I cannot find Developer options

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:

1. Goto Settings, About and tap the Build number text 7 times.
2. When you have tapped 3 times you will be given a countdown of taps until you
become a developer.
3. Once you are told you are now a developer you can go back to the Settings
Screen and can see Developer options.
4. You can now go into Developer options and enable usb debugging.

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Q. I am having trouble getting adb working with the drivers installed

Try switching your connection type from media (MTP) mode to camera (P2P) mode.
To do this open the notification area [top left] with the device connected via usb,
click where it says 'connected as' and change from MTP to PTP.

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Q. How to get into your Download Mode

1. Unplug your usb cable if you have one plugged in
2. Keep holding the Volume Down, Home and Power buttons until you see a warning
screen [about 10 seconds]
3. Press the Volume Up button to boot the phone into Download Mode

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Q. How to get into Recovery

1. Unplug your usb cable if you have one plugged in
2. Keep holding the Volume Up, Home and Power buttons until you see a green android
man on the scree [about 15-20 seconds]

Q. I tried to enter the code for the pro version but it says the code is incorrect

1. Make sure the code entered is for the correct Toolkit being used.
2. You need to start the Toolkit with the toolkit.exe file when activating so the
settings can be initialised or the code will not be accepted.
3. Make sure you enter the code correctly as the characters are case sensitive.
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Looks like an awesome piece of work, thanks!
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Skip,

Awesome work!

One thing I did notice.
The US TMO and Sprint model numbers are switched.
TMO should be 900T it is showing as 900P.
Sprint is also swapped.

I am on TMO, so not sure which to select?

Thanks, and awesome work again!

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Quote:
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Skip,

Awesome work!

One thing I did notice.
The US TMO and Sprint model numbers are switched.
TMO should be 900T it is showing as 900P.
Sprint is also swapped.

I am on TMO, so not sure which to select?

Thanks, and awesome work again!

sfin54

In the model selection screen 04 is TMobile (T) and 05 is Sprint (P). I have fixed it and uploaded the fix so if you just go in to the tools folder and delete the configGalaxyS5.exe file then restart the toolkit it will download the updated file and everything should be fine. Sorry about that.

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Originally Posted by mskip

In the model selection screen 04 is TMobile (T) and 05 is Sprint (P). I have fixed it and uploaded the fix so if you just go in to the tools folder and delete the configGalaxyS5.exe file then restart the toolkit it will download the updated file and everything should be fine. Sorry about that.


Fixed.
Great tool!

If you are so inclined, I would also post to the US TMO forums:
Mark.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/tmob...axy-s5/general
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Thx for your awesome tool. Runs flawlessly on SM-G900F in Germany. The only problem i had was with stock recovery after reboot. But thanks to your FAQ this was no problem. Thumbs up!

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Where can I find a stock rom for US T-Mobile version?

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