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GOOGLE PIXEL 2 XL- SUPPORTS ALL MODELS WITH UNLOCKABLE BOOTLOADER UP TO THE LATEST ANDROID BUILDS.
SEE SUPPORT LIST FOR PUBLIC/PRO VERSIONS *HERE*

NOTE: Verizon models (not sure about ee) have locked the bootloader. In this case you will not be able to toggle the oem unlock setting to unlock the bootloader via the developer screen.

NOTE2: At the moment TWRP is still in alpha testing and lots of things do not work on it such as device decryption, mtp and backup. It's very risky to add this to the toolkit in this state as someone could easily brick their device if they dont know what they are doing so until a more stable version is made custom recovery will not be added.

The Unified Android Toolkit brings together Nexus, Google, Samsung and OnePlus Toolkits and supports many 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
* 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 automatically
* SkipRoot boot image to AutoRoot (selected builds)
* Sideload root/unroot files via Custom Recovery
* ALLINONE to Unlock, Flash Recovery, Root, Rename the restore file + install Busybox (G,N,O)
* ALLINONE to Flash Recovery, Root, Rename the recovery restore files + install Busybox (Samsung)
* Unlock/Re-Lock your Bootloader or check status (G,N,O)
* Download Google Stock Image files directly to the ToolKit (G,N,O)
* Check sha256 of google stock image before flashing
* Flash Google Stock Image (G,N,O)
* Flash any part of a stock firmware image to device [boot, system, recovery, etc.] (G,N,O)
* Custom Device Builder can add build support for listed device and add device support for any Samsung device with an unlocked bootloader [included in ULTIMATE, can be added as an extra]
* Download/sideload stock OTA image (G,N,O)
* Install Magisk Root on device [and uninstall if needed]
* Disable dm-verity check
* Install BusyBox binarys on device
* Rename the Recovery Restore File present on Stock Roms (if stock recovery is being restored after flashing custom recovery image)
* Flash Recovery [Stock, CWM, Philz_touch or Twrp Touch]
* Pull /data and /system folders, compress to a .tar file and save to your PC
* Auto Update Toolkit at startup (PRO ONLY)
* Auto Update superuser files to latest versions
* Auto Update Custom Recovery to latest versions [PRO ONLY]
* Disable forced encryption on device if needed
* Install Root Checker app by Burrows Apps
* Install Backup/Restore app by MDroid Apps
* Install EFS/Partition Backup/Restore app by Wanam
* Create tar with 1-Click for flashing via Odin
* Fix extSdCard write permissions in Android 4.4+
* Perform a FULL NANDROID Backup of your system via adb and save in Custom Recovery format on your PC (selected builds)
* Useful Mods, Fixes and Tools Section
* Extras, Tips and Tricks section (includes guides)
* Backup/Restore your /efs partition (gsm only)
* Dump selected Device Partitions, compress to a .zip file with md5 and save to your PC ( on builds with insecure image available)
* Mods section to automatically perform certain tasks on your device
* Boot to any recovery without Flashing it (G,N,O)
* Boot or Flash .img Files directly from your PC
* Quick Picks Professional Feature (10 slots)
* Install a single apk or multiple apk's to your device
* Push Files from your PC to your phone
* Pull Files from your phone to your PC
* Set Files Permissions on your device
* Pull and Trim your Radio Image (gsm models only) to your PC
* Dump selected LogCat buffers to your PC
* Dump BugReport to your PC
* Rip cache.img to zip file in CWM format
* Reboot device to Fastboot Mode or Android in fastboot mode
* Reboot device to Fastboot Mode, Recovery, Android or Download Mode in adb mode
* Turn Initial Start Screen On/Off for next use
* Sideload any zip file via Custom Recovery
* Basic Toolkit for use with ANY Android device

Key: G-Google Pixel, N-Nexus, O-OnePlus, S-Samsung

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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, PROFESSIONAL AND ULTIMATE 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 CUSTOM RECOVERY FILES AND DOWNLOAD THEM DIRECTLY TO THE TOOLKIT.
THE QUICK PICKS SECTION ALLOWS YOU TO PROGRAM UP TO 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).
THE ULTIMATE MODE ALLOWS YOU TO ACTIVATE THE PRO MODE ON EVERY DEVICE MODULE THE TOOLKIT SUPPORTS. NO MORE NEED TO BUY A NEW PRO CODE EVERY TIME YOU BUY A NEW DEVICE. THE ULTIMATE MODE ALSO INCLUDES THE NEW CUSTOM BUILDER MODE WHICH LETS YOU ADD SUPPORT FOR NEW BUILDS EVEN BEFORE THE TOOLKIT CAN ADD IT. CUSTOM BUILDER MODE CAN ALSO ADD SUPPORT FOR SAMSUNG DEVICES THAT HAVEN'T YET BEEN ADDED TO THE TOOLKIT.
MORE IMPORTANTLY DONATING SHOWS YOUR APPRECIATION AND ALLOWS THE TOOLKIT TO CONTINUE TO EVOLVE AND GROW. WITHOUT YOUR SUPPORT THE TOOLKIT CANNOT EXIST.

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'.

Newer devices also require you to enable OEM Unlocking in the developer section to allow the bootloader to be unlocked. Tap Developer options and enable OEM unlocking and USB debugging. (If OEM unlocking is disabled, connect to the Internet so the device can check in at least once. If it remains disabled, your device may be SIM locked by your carrier and the bootloader cannot be unlocked.)

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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 if you have one, 'dr' will allow you to install drivers, '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. Turn your phone off
2. Unplug your usb cable if you have one plugged in
3. Keep holding the 'Volume Down' and 'Power' buttons to boot the phone into FastBoot Mode

How to get into Recovery
1. First boot into FastBoot Mode as described above
2. Scroll down with the 'Volume Down' button until it says 'Recovery mode' at the top and press the 'Power' button to enter Recovery

Show the Menu in the Stock Recovery Screen
1. Hold the Power button and keep holding as you press the Volume Up button quickly. The blue recovery menu screen should pop up.

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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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@mskip

Looks like quite a lot that can help out new users that have never used a Nexus/pixel device. Am I right in assuming that all "Nexus" functions will work for pixel devices aside from what is still a wip on this device? Such as easier downloading of the newest stock image, or just what is stated will work with the xl 2, which from what I can see is just disabling force encryption?

Either way, looks like a ton of work has gone into this. Nice job
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@mskip

Looks like quite a lot that can help out new users that have never used a Nexus/pixel device. Am I right in assuming that all "Nexus" functions will work for pixel devices aside from what is still a wip on this device? Such as easier downloading of the newest stock image, or just what is stated will work with the xl 2, which from what I can see is just disabling force encryption?

Either way, looks like a ton of work has gone into this. Nice job

Everything that is listed to work on Nexus devices will also works on Pixel devices including unlocking bootloader and downloading/flashing stock images. I have just added support for the new google images added this morning although im a bit confused why google release images for verizon devices when the bootloader cannot be unlocked and the images cannot be flashed.

I have also just added the critical partitions unlock procedure for the Pixel 2 XL. Latest version is 1.0.2 but I will post a message in a few minutes on how to update using AutoUpdate or ToolKitClean.
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Sounds good, thanks for the explanation
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Thanks. Went ultimate. I'll try rooting next. Keep up the good work!
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Thanks. Went ultimate. I'll try rooting next. Keep up the good work!

Please let me know what works and what doesn't so things can be fixed if needed.
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UPDATE FOR GOOGLE PIXEL 2 XL DEVICE FOR ALL USERS (PRO AND PUBLIC)

Changelog [Google Pixel 2 XL] v1.0.2:
+Added FULL Support for Android 8.0.0 OPD1.170816.025, Nov 2017, EMR
+Added FULL Support for Android 8.0.0 OPD3.170816.023, Nov 2017, Verizon EMR
+Added above STOCK and OTA images to download/flash directly from Toolkit using option 9,1 [firmware download/flash] or 10,1 [ota download/sideload]
+Added new critical-partitions unlock command to bootloader unlock procedure for full unlock

Pro users can just start the Toolkit as normal. After you have selected your device you will be notified there is an update available and can auto update. SIMPLE.

Non Pro users have a few extra steps.
1. Exit the Toolkit if it is open.
2. Run ToolkitClean.exe from the intallation folder (or the Start Menu)
3. Select the device from the list
4. Type ‘y’ or ‘yes’ (without the quotes) to delete the existing module files and settings for the device
5. Select option 63 to update to the latest md5 firmware check file (if you are downloading new firmware)
6. Restart the Toolkit, select the device and new module files will be downloaded/installed

If you want to donate to the device module project or purchase an Ultimate Code to unlock all devices/features please do it through the Toolkit so you get the right code fast.
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I was waiting for this. Probably want to redo all of my partitions, both A and B, at some point.
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I am unable to boot to anything but the bootloader. Every attempt to use this to re-flash stock 8.0, it fails. It shows that my device is not set and returns to the main menu. Am I missing something??
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