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NEXUS PLAYER - SUPPORTS ALL VERSIONS UP TO LATEST ANDROID 7 BUILDS
SEE SUPPORT LIST FOR PUBLIC/PRO VERSIONS *HERE*

The Unified Android Toolkit brings together all the Nexus, Google OnePlus and Samsung Toolkits and supports many 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.

FUNCTIONS OF UNIFIED ANDROID TOOLKIT
* Install correct adb/fastboot drivers automatically on Windows xp/vista/7/8 32bit+64bit/Windows 10
* 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]
* Root Stock builds
* Various Root options using insecure boot image or custom recovery
* ALLINONE to Unlock, Root, Rename the Restore Files and install busybox [Nexus]
* ALLINONE to flash custom Recovery Root, Rename the Restore Files and install busybox [Samsung]
* [NEW] use SkipRoot boot image to Auto Root device, install Busybox Binaries and rename Recovery Restore files [selected devices]
* Install BusyBox on your device
* 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]
* Fix extSdCard write permissions from installed apps in Android 4.4+ [Samsung]
* Pull /data and /system folders, compress to a .tar file and save to your PC [if insecure boot image available]
* Dump selected Device Partitions, compress to a .zip file with md5 and save to your PC [if insecure boot image available]
* 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 device
* Download Google Stock Image directly to correct ToolKit folder for extracting and flashing [Nexus]
* Check md5 of stock image to make sure downloaded file isn’t corrupted before flashing [Nexus]
* Download Samsung Stock Firmware to PC for extracting and flashing via Odin [Samsung]
* Flash Custom Recovery or Google Stock Image to Device
* Flash any part of a stock Nexus image to device [boot, system, recovery] – Great for fixing broken parts of firmware
* Rename the Recovery Restore File present on some Stock Roms
* Boot into CWM Touch, TWRP, Philz Touch Recovery or Stock Recovery without Flashing it [Nexus]
* Flash Custom Recovery to Device
* Boot [Nexus] or Flash .img Files directly from your PC
* 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
* Disable forced encryption on Nexus6 and Nexus9 devices
* Install Root Checker app by Burrows Apps
* Install Backup/Restore app by MDroid Apps [calls log, sms, contacts]
* Install EFS/Partition Backup/Restore app by Wanam
* 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 Fastboot Mode or Android from fastboot mode [Nexus]
* Reboot device to Fastboot Mode [Nexus], Recovery, Android or Download Mode [Samsung] from adb mode
* Display Important Information about your device

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ToolKit Main Menu
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SUPPORTED DEVICES AND LATEST SUPPORTED BUILDS *HERE*

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

NOTE: Key files are signed with a Digital Certificate from skipsoft.net but some ‘may’ get picked up as potentially harmful by Antivirus Programs and deleted. They are not harmful, this is a false positive given because of the compiler used. If this happens restore the file and exclude the folder from future scans to use it. This seems to happen mostly on AVG Free and Norton. If you are using the Auto Update feature on pro versions then you will need to disable the AV program or exclude the folder from scans before running the update again.

Credits: ChainsDD for Superuser, Chainfire for SuperSU and kernel patches, 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, NextApp for the SD Fix 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 AND ROOT YOUR DEVICE.

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.
PRO USERS CAN ALSO SELECT THE “ANY BUILD” OPTION IN THE BUILD SELECTION SCREEN TO ROOT ANY BUILD AS LONG AS THE VERSION IS SUPPORTED (USEFUL IF YOUR BUILD IS NOT LISTED).

MORE IMPORTANTLY DONATING SHOWS YOUR APPRECIATION AND ALLOWS THE TOOLKIT TO CONTINUE TO EVOLVE AND GROW.

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 *HELP* PAGE AT http://www.skipsoft.net/?page_id=1269 OR USE THE INFORMATION SECTION WITHIN THE TOOLKIT IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS. I HAVE TAKEN A LOT OF TIME TO WRITE IT AND SOMETHING ON THERE SHOULD ANSWER 99% OF PROBLEMS.

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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 device and perform other adb/fastboot functions.

THE DRIVERS CAN BE INSTALLED DIRECTLY VIA THE TOOLKIT. OPTION 1 IN THE MAIN MENU.

If drivers are not installed or there is an exclamation mark next to the device:
Plug the device in to a usb cable directly connected to your motherboard.
In the Device Manager a new item, usually called Android 1.0 should pop up in the list.
Right click on the device item then left click on Update Driver Software. Select 'browse my computer' and then 'Let me pick from a list'.
If no adb interface driver appears in the list then untick 'Show compatible hardware' and find the Android or Samsung adb interface driver.
If you cannot find either of these click Have Disk, browse to the Toolkit install folder, drivers folder, click on android_winusb.inf and click Open.
Click OK and select Google ADB Interface.

Make sure you have USB debugging enabled in settings, developer options. In Android 4.2.2 or later you have to enable the developer options screen by going to settings, About on your device and click on Build number at the bottom 7 times until it says You are now a developer. If you have already enabled usb debugging then unplug/replug the usb cable.

On Android 4.2.2 or later when you replug the usb cable after enabling usb debugging for the first time you will get a popup asking you to authenticate your pc. Tick 'Always allow' then click 'ok'.

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2. USING SKIPSOFT UNIFIED ANDROID TOOLKIT

When starting the Toolkit you will first be asked which device you want to work with. Working folders will be created and the device files downloaded. You will then be taken to the Model/Build selection screen where you can do a number of things (other than select your model/build): 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.

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 superuser files available and custom recovery (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. Pro users can select the "any build" option to root any build (useful if your build is not listed).

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USEFUL INFORMATION
How to get into your FastBoot Mode
1. Flip your device over so you can see the button on the bottom.
2. Unplug the power connector, hold in the button on the bottom of the device and plug the power connector back in. You will see the power light come on.
3. Keep holding the button until it starts pulsing [and the Google logo appears on the screen] then release the button immediately to enter Fastboot Mode.

How to get into Recovery Mode
1. Boot to Fastboot Mode as above.
2. Select 'Recovery' by Short Pressing [less than a second] the button on the bottom of the device until 'Recovery' is displayed.
3. Long Press [3 seconds] to enter Recovery Mode.
4. In Stock Recovery Long Press the device button to show the Recovery Menu.

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*DISCLAIMER*
I take no responsibility for any fault or damage caused by using the Unified Android Toolkit. No warranties of any kind are given.
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I'm proud to add support for the Asus Nexus Player to the SkipSoft Unified Android Toolkit

As there is no custom recovery yet for the Nexus Player I have built a self rooting boot image which is extremely easy and fully tested to be safe. The SkipRoot boot image will fully remove any previous root and also install the busybox binaries and remove the recovery restore file. It is built on Chainfires SuperSU v2.46. There is also a working insecure boot image which can be booted/flashed to the device to give full adb root access.

Enjoy (and please give feedback).

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I just realised that the download link from post#1 was still downloading 1.3.4.

This has now been fixed and downloads the new version 1.3.5 with Nexus Player support from the link.

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Hi,
question:
i've got my nexus player into fastboot but my linux pc does not recognze it, at the screen i can see "fastboot offline" , is my fastboot outdated or coul be something i've forgot to do?
im updating my fastboot now but i would like to have some help.

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Originally Posted by ErikMunoz

Hi,
question:
i've got my nexus player into fastboot but my linux pc does not recognze it, at the screen i can see "fastboot offline" , is my fastboot outdated or coul be something i've forgot to do?
im updating my fastboot now but i would like to have some help.

thaks

There are a few things that can cause trouble with fastboot commands on linux. If you have installed adb and fastboot then sometimes just rebooting your device and pc can fix it but if not google is your best bet for some fixes.

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Update

I have remade the skiproot boot image to be much more efficient installing root and busybox. If you delete the boot*fugu.img files from the tools menu and restart the Toolkit then the new files will be downloaded after you select your build.

Please let me know how it goes.

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UPDATE - FULL SUPPORT ADDED FOR ANDROID 5.1.1 LMY47V

The public module files have been updated to include full support for Android 5.1.1 LMY47V.
I have also added a Superuser fix if the SuperSU app doesn't show in the apps bar after rooting (App fixes, section 19)

To make it easier to get the updated files I have made a small program to clean all the files related to a specific Android Toolkit device.

Download and copy the ToolkitClean.exe to the Toolkit installation folder (same as toolkit.exe).
Make sure the Toolkit is closed and run ToolkitClean.exe.
Select the Nexus Player from the list (option 09), type y or yes and all module files will be cleaned.
When asked if you want to Exit and restart the Toolkit type y or yes.
Select the Nexus Player from the device list (09) and new module files will be downloaded including firmware/root support for Android 5.1.1 LMY47V.

Download link: HERE

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Will this toolkit update bootloaders? I am currently running the 5.0.x bootloader and would like to update to 5.1. Thanks
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Quote:
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Will this toolkit update bootloaders? I am currently running the 5.0.x bootloader and would like to update to 5.1. Thanks

It doesn't flash the single bootloader image but if you download/flash the 5.1.1 image from the Toolkit then the bootloader will be updated during the process.

If you want to JUST flash the bootloader then you can download the latest bootloader from skipsoft *HERE* then move it to the Unified Android Toolkit folder (same location as Toolkit.exe) and do the following:

Open a command prompt (option 25 from the Main Menu)
Boot to fastboot mode (adb-toolkit reboot bootloader)
Flash the bootloader image (fastboot-toolkit flash bootloader bootloader-fugu-fugu-02.09.img)
Reboot to fastboot to check its changed (fastboot-toolkit reboot-bootloader)
Reboot back to Android (fastboot-toolkit reboot)

I will add an automated process to the Toolkit in the next few days to download a stock image for the selected device, then extract whatever part they need (bootloader, boot, system, recovery) and flash it directly. May be useful to some people who are having problems.

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