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jenneh

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Thanks to the Community as this Would Not Be Possible Without All of you! Refs At bottom..

*************DISCLAIMER************************************

This build is ONLY for developers and pen-testers.
I am Not responsible if you soft brick your system.
This is all Literally Brand New, Windows 11 Is Not Fully released.
If you prefer to not install this on your direct OS,
Give me a couple days to get you all a Virtual Machine Preloaded.
Also There Is No Voice Over.
The Video Is Intentionally fast, concise, and to the point.
You Will have to Read the Guide.
If you want Easy Mode, Please wait for my Virtual Machine Image release In a day or two.
Also, I expect You to Know How to Recover Your Own Files should Anything Go Wrong.


******AGAIN, WARNING, ONLY THE SUPERNERDS SHOULD INSTALL THIS.**********

lET's G0 wreck and make some m0re world firstss!!!111!

Video Proving Concept, Intended to teach slowly by going fast:

TOO HARD, WANT EASY MODE?

Written Guide:
Download Win11Root:

MEGA:

(ALTERNATE LINK INCASE MEGA FAILS, NOT AS FAST)
GOOGLE DRIVE:

------------a note about the windows root tools.....

these are essentially provided to teach NEW USERS about ADB.

NOT EVERYONE IS A PRO AT THE COMMAND LINE OR POWERSHELL.

THESE PROVIDE THE NECCESITIES TO LEARN.

NOT JUST DO FOR THE USERS, AND ASK FOR DONATIONS OR BRAG.

THESE ARE INTENDED TO TEACH.

AHEM, CLASS IS NOW IN SESSION:


NOTE: I'M SILLY AND I FORGOT TO UPLOAD THE .DEV FOLDER. HERE IS THE DEVELOPER ISO:

*How to Unlock Windows Insider*
Open Settings.
Open Windows Update.
Open Windows Insider Program.

*Installing the Developer's PreRelease Win 11 Copy*
Open WIN11ROOT.
Open .devimage
Run the Win 11 dev installer through the ISO file..
Wait for reboot...

*Enabling Developer Mode On Windows*
Open Settings.
Scroll Down to Privacy Settings.
Open, then click on "For Developers".
Turn on Developer mode.

*First Step to Setting Up the Debugger*
In Developer Mode:
Select Device Portal.
Let Windows Install the Toolset.
Turn Authentication OFF.
Scroll down to device discovery and turn it on.

*Install Visual Studio*
download visual studio:
Run .vs_community__559787300.1638713783.exe

---edit I left this out, download visual studio off microsoft's website

---This is necessary to download the dependencies *aka* "Features"

During the Install:

Switch to Workloads tab.

Select:

1- Universal Windows Platform development
select all options except win 10

2- .NET Desktop Development

3- Desktop development with C++

--------NOTE-------------
IT IS NOT NEEDED TO DL "EVERYTHING" AS I SAID BEFORE, THIS BUILD
IS FOR THE DEVS AND PENTESTERS... TO UNLOCK ALL YOUR "TOOLS"

--------NOTE THAT IT COULD BE CURRENT DEVS, ETC, OR FUTURE DEVS...
I DO NOT GATEKEEP KNOWLEDGE.... ASK QUESTIONS I WILL ANSWER..... ASK BELOW PLEASE.. I HAVE A MILLION EMAILS :3...........-----------------

please don't be Scared to Ask Questions.. I've seen some of the Rude Folks on Here and I Will Protect You and Answer Your Questions. We Are In This Together!!! Let's Build The World, Let's Learn!

*Installing the Dependencies*
Hit the Windows key on your keyboard.
Search for Features.
Go into feature management.
Turn on EVERYTHING!

*Installing the Android Subsystem*
Right Click android.Msixbundle
Select Copy Path
(android.Msixbundle is the android subsystem downloaded from the microsoft store)
Right Click 0000-ADB.exe
(NOTE THAT THE ADB IN WIN11ROOT IS A /SHORTCUT/ FOR POWERSHELL 7... YOU NEED TO REPLACE IT)
To replace the shortcut, go into the powershell Folder in WINROOT
Hit ctrl + F to "find" pwsh
Right Click and create a new shortcut.
Title it ADB to make it easier to know what it is going to be used for...
Paste the Shortcut in the main folder of WINROOT...
Now right click... Select run as Admin.
Type:
Add-AppxPackage and paste android.Msixbundle's path
The code is in this file, fyi:
00000-InstallAndroidSubsystem.txt

*Programming The Android Subsystem*
Press the Windows Key.
Search Android.
Open Windows Subsystem For Android Settings.
Under Subsystem Resources Select Continuous.
Turn Developer Mode On.
Then Click Manage Developer Settings.
Refresh your IP Address.
Copy your IP Address.


*Setting Up The "ADB Tools"*
Open WIN11ROOT Folder.
Open AdbConnect.txt
Paste your PC's Ethernet IP address from Dev Settings.
Save the file, then copy the full code.
Open 0000-ADB.exe
Paste:
adb connect 192.168.0.5:50080
(Replace 192.168.0.5:50080, with Your Ethernet IP..
From Developer's options...")

*Installing Apps Through ADB*
Open WIN11ROOT Folder.
Open .0-DROP APPS HERE
Drop in Any app or use the Testers..
Right Click the App you want to install..
Click Copy As Path
Open 0000-InstallApps.txt
Paste the path at the end of the command..
For instance:
adb install "C:\Users\anife\Desktop\WIN11ROOT\.0-DROP APPS HERE\rootexplorer.apk"
adb install "whatever else you like"
Replace the quotes with your app's path..
Save The File For Troubleshooting Purposes
Right Click 0000-ADB.exe
Run as admin..
Paste in commands for your apps one at a time.

Obviously this can all be streamlined, but this is a proof of concept demonstration to
help get the devs and pentesters rooted as intended by microsoft through their Insider Program.

Now the easy part!

*Installing Kali Linux*
Open WINROOT Folder.
Right Click ADB.exe
Select Run As Admin
Paste this code to install Windows Subsystem for Linux:
wsl --install -d kali-linux
if you have trouble with your linux install,
wsl –set-default-version 1
will correct


Download any app on the playstore, Without installing GMS, GAPPS, AMAZON, Or any other App Store:



REFS <3 SHOUT OUT TO THEIR FAMILY:

I would like to thank my brilliant friend, Ron Lovell. He was the one to first tell me about Windows Insider, about Android apps being able to be run on them, and is currently teaching me new methods for all sorts of things. Together and with the rest of You, we can continue to Build the Future. "It takes a team"

Tipped me off I forgot to get the Dev edition. Hah

Showed me the amazing matrix, linuxesque way of installing dev distros


Showed me how to turn on "features" the dependencies installed from visual studio








Copy this link Then paste it in the link below, DL the MSIX Package

Website to download from Microsoft Store:

Direct Download Link For Android Subsystem

Powershell 7:

Want a deeper understanding of Android, specifically the sublayers, like the bootloader, rooting, flashing a custom OS and / or GAPPS?


The instructions above are for the shield, but the steps are mostly the same with any device, once you get into your device's bootloader..

NOTE THAT THE SHIELDTOOLS CANNOT BE USED ON YOUR PHONE, MORE SPECIFICALLY THE SHIELDROOT SCRIPT, DO NOT RUN THAT ON YOUR PHONE BC IT CONTAINS A SYSTEM IMAGE BUILT FOR THE SHIELD AND WILL SOFT BRICK YOUR PHONE UNTIL YOU FIND THE CORRECT IMAGE FOR YOUR PHONE.... EVERYTHING ELSE IS AMBIDEXTROUS
 
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it was not in the download from Mega or Google.. I'm not this much of a stickler to most, because i already have WSA rockin on W11, but I just figured i'd give your method a try because your title honesatly was appealing and I had nothing bette rto do.. because I watched your video and saw the dev image was in your WIN11ROOT folder, but wasn't the case on either download for me.
Gee, that got fixed quickly :) I guess I have no choice but to delete the links, For now! Muahahahaha!! Note to users, The Developer ISO is in WIN11R00T, It is just the DIRECT download link that is down, for those who don't wan't to download my toolset. While I'm at it, if you dl my toolset, the adb.exe shortcut will not work, you need to delete it, go into powershell, 7, then hit ctrl f to find pwsh, copy and paste that short cut to the original folder using cmd Will Not Work to activate power shell 7
 

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it was not in the download from Mega or Google.. I'm not this much of a stickler to most, because i already have WSA rockin on W11, but I just figured i'd give your method a try because your title honesatly was appealing and I had nothing bette rto do.. because I watched your video and saw the dev image was in your WIN11ROOT folder, but wasn't the case on either download for me.
Can I ask you, do you know how that's possible? Is it user error on my part or was it removed after the fact? I'm going to try to reupload it with a different name, just the dev ISO. THANK YOU for telling me.

----edit definitely user error... It shouldn't have only been 1.3 gb zipped and that should have registered to me sooner...
I Just got so excited to share the Mostly Gui Method...

I AM REUPLOADING THE DEV ISO I WILL POST A COMMENT WITH THE LINK WHEN IT HAS UPLOADED
THE TOTAL FILE SIZE FOR THE ISO IS 4.6 GB
 
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jenneh

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I'm a little confused about what the intent here. Is this guide intended to help people set up their Windows 11 PC as a ADB platform for their phone? Or is this focused on gaining root access in the WIndows 11 Android subsystem so as to run Android apps with root?
It's about helping beginners interested in learning systems like android and windows understand better where to get started. From beginning to end. *Teaching!* Some folks interested in this are very young and do not have the ability to comprehend a lot of the technical jargon that you find on some of these more advanced concept threads.

I'm am teaching folks, as I learn, how I see things, pitfalls and all, so we have more people in the world learning these things and more people to talk to about Creating The Future.

Yes it helps them get setup with adb without having to dl the toolset off google sdk site, its the full latest sdk from google.

I also included powershell 7 so you don't have to DL that too.

In the past I probably would have not installed visual studio, as I didn't understand that their jargon of "features" is akin to "dependencies" like framework, hypervisor, etc.... Which is a huge mistake!
 
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jenneh

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Okay Friends :) A bare Bones VM running Ghost Spectre's interpretation of what Win 11 should be is uploading now! I'm stuck at work for a few more hours, but when I get home I will make a video to guide you all through programming our new toy!

Now, as this is a class and a learning environment, you will be left with a problem :) We will get Kali Linux setup and working in our Windows 11 Virtual Machine, We will Install the Android Subsystem through ghost's toolbox, since it's easier.

We will get all our features and dependencies unlocked, and then you will be presented with the problem... Some solutions.... And well just an opportunity to THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX.

The android subsystem is giving me trouble in the VM. Maybe it will you, too.

Can You solve the problem?

Also I want you to think about this question:

What do we want windows to be? More so what do we want computing to be, to Do?

The bare bones windows 11 virtual machine is 6gb in size zipped!
 
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Posting the link here early for those that are interested and already understand how to install vms... still working on the guide for those that wouldn't know the first thing to do with this, otherwise XD

https://mega.nz/file/isdEVD4J#185Cr400Q2qcXuIIBUx-fEbPzzK1iAe54mbCnmIrA3I

PREPARE YOURSELVES CAUSE IMA BOUT TO SHOW YOU SOME COOL ISHHH

The machine's Pin is: 0110

---I think I understand my android subsystem problem within the virtual machine, but I must do more testing. If I'm correct, I am and will absolutely not be the only one.

-----I Am Correct. It is a CPU issue but I resolved it. We will Cover This!

I will get my lesson out as soon as it's complete in a day or two

----- I always say a day or two and I need to stop that. I continue find more and more "layers" to build upon what I want to teach all of you about virtual machines....

I want to see someone take these programs and do some next level ishh. Show us what our pc can truly do!

-------Except you can't... not even on Ghost Spectre's Image can you do better than what we had on Windows 7 and I will find a way to incorporate this regression into our lesson on the MANYgH0$t virtual machine....

BARE WITH ME. MY MIND IS A STRANGE STRANGE PLACE
 
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    Thanks to the Community as this Would Not Be Possible Without All of you! Refs At bottom..

    *************DISCLAIMER************************************

    This build is ONLY for developers and pen-testers.
    I am Not responsible if you soft brick your system.
    This is all Literally Brand New, Windows 11 Is Not Fully released.
    If you prefer to not install this on your direct OS,
    Give me a couple days to get you all a Virtual Machine Preloaded.
    Also There Is No Voice Over.
    The Video Is Intentionally fast, concise, and to the point.
    You Will have to Read the Guide.
    If you want Easy Mode, Please wait for my Virtual Machine Image release In a day or two.
    Also, I expect You to Know How to Recover Your Own Files should Anything Go Wrong.


    ******AGAIN, WARNING, ONLY THE SUPERNERDS SHOULD INSTALL THIS.**********

    lET's G0 wreck and make some m0re world firstss!!!111!

    Video Proving Concept, Intended to teach slowly by going fast:

    TOO HARD, WANT EASY MODE?

    Written Guide:
    Download Win11Root:

    MEGA:

    (ALTERNATE LINK INCASE MEGA FAILS, NOT AS FAST)
    GOOGLE DRIVE:

    ------------a note about the windows root tools.....

    these are essentially provided to teach NEW USERS about ADB.

    NOT EVERYONE IS A PRO AT THE COMMAND LINE OR POWERSHELL.

    THESE PROVIDE THE NECCESITIES TO LEARN.

    NOT JUST DO FOR THE USERS, AND ASK FOR DONATIONS OR BRAG.

    THESE ARE INTENDED TO TEACH.

    AHEM, CLASS IS NOW IN SESSION:


    NOTE: I'M SILLY AND I FORGOT TO UPLOAD THE .DEV FOLDER. HERE IS THE DEVELOPER ISO:

    *How to Unlock Windows Insider*
    Open Settings.
    Open Windows Update.
    Open Windows Insider Program.

    *Installing the Developer's PreRelease Win 11 Copy*
    Open WIN11ROOT.
    Open .devimage
    Run the Win 11 dev installer through the ISO file..
    Wait for reboot...

    *Enabling Developer Mode On Windows*
    Open Settings.
    Scroll Down to Privacy Settings.
    Open, then click on "For Developers".
    Turn on Developer mode.

    *First Step to Setting Up the Debugger*
    In Developer Mode:
    Select Device Portal.
    Let Windows Install the Toolset.
    Turn Authentication OFF.
    Scroll down to device discovery and turn it on.

    *Install Visual Studio*
    download visual studio:
    Run .vs_community__559787300.1638713783.exe

    ---edit I left this out, download visual studio off microsoft's website

    ---This is necessary to download the dependencies *aka* "Features"

    During the Install:

    Switch to Workloads tab.

    Select:

    1- Universal Windows Platform development
    select all options except win 10

    2- .NET Desktop Development

    3- Desktop development with C++

    --------NOTE-------------
    IT IS NOT NEEDED TO DL "EVERYTHING" AS I SAID BEFORE, THIS BUILD
    IS FOR THE DEVS AND PENTESTERS... TO UNLOCK ALL YOUR "TOOLS"

    --------NOTE THAT IT COULD BE CURRENT DEVS, ETC, OR FUTURE DEVS...
    I DO NOT GATEKEEP KNOWLEDGE.... ASK QUESTIONS I WILL ANSWER..... ASK BELOW PLEASE.. I HAVE A MILLION EMAILS :3...........-----------------

    please don't be Scared to Ask Questions.. I've seen some of the Rude Folks on Here and I Will Protect You and Answer Your Questions. We Are In This Together!!! Let's Build The World, Let's Learn!

    *Installing the Dependencies*
    Hit the Windows key on your keyboard.
    Search for Features.
    Go into feature management.
    Turn on EVERYTHING!

    *Installing the Android Subsystem*
    Right Click android.Msixbundle
    Select Copy Path
    (android.Msixbundle is the android subsystem downloaded from the microsoft store)
    Right Click 0000-ADB.exe
    (NOTE THAT THE ADB IN WIN11ROOT IS A /SHORTCUT/ FOR POWERSHELL 7... YOU NEED TO REPLACE IT)
    To replace the shortcut, go into the powershell Folder in WINROOT
    Hit ctrl + F to "find" pwsh
    Right Click and create a new shortcut.
    Title it ADB to make it easier to know what it is going to be used for...
    Paste the Shortcut in the main folder of WINROOT...
    Now right click... Select run as Admin.
    Type:
    Add-AppxPackage and paste android.Msixbundle's path
    The code is in this file, fyi:
    00000-InstallAndroidSubsystem.txt

    *Programming The Android Subsystem*
    Press the Windows Key.
    Search Android.
    Open Windows Subsystem For Android Settings.
    Under Subsystem Resources Select Continuous.
    Turn Developer Mode On.
    Then Click Manage Developer Settings.
    Refresh your IP Address.
    Copy your IP Address.


    *Setting Up The "ADB Tools"*
    Open WIN11ROOT Folder.
    Open AdbConnect.txt
    Paste your PC's Ethernet IP address from Dev Settings.
    Save the file, then copy the full code.
    Open 0000-ADB.exe
    Paste:
    adb connect 192.168.0.5:50080
    (Replace 192.168.0.5:50080, with Your Ethernet IP..
    From Developer's options...")

    *Installing Apps Through ADB*
    Open WIN11ROOT Folder.
    Open .0-DROP APPS HERE
    Drop in Any app or use the Testers..
    Right Click the App you want to install..
    Click Copy As Path
    Open 0000-InstallApps.txt
    Paste the path at the end of the command..
    For instance:
    adb install "C:\Users\anife\Desktop\WIN11ROOT\.0-DROP APPS HERE\rootexplorer.apk"
    adb install "whatever else you like"
    Replace the quotes with your app's path..
    Save The File For Troubleshooting Purposes
    Right Click 0000-ADB.exe
    Run as admin..
    Paste in commands for your apps one at a time.

    Obviously this can all be streamlined, but this is a proof of concept demonstration to
    help get the devs and pentesters rooted as intended by microsoft through their Insider Program.

    Now the easy part!

    *Installing Kali Linux*
    Open WINROOT Folder.
    Right Click ADB.exe
    Select Run As Admin
    Paste this code to install Windows Subsystem for Linux:
    wsl --install -d kali-linux
    if you have trouble with your linux install,
    wsl –set-default-version 1
    will correct


    Download any app on the playstore, Without installing GMS, GAPPS, AMAZON, Or any other App Store:



    REFS <3 SHOUT OUT TO THEIR FAMILY:

    I would like to thank my brilliant friend, Ron Lovell. He was the one to first tell me about Windows Insider, about Android apps being able to be run on them, and is currently teaching me new methods for all sorts of things. Together and with the rest of You, we can continue to Build the Future. "It takes a team"

    Tipped me off I forgot to get the Dev edition. Hah

    Showed me the amazing matrix, linuxesque way of installing dev distros


    Showed me how to turn on "features" the dependencies installed from visual studio








    Copy this link Then paste it in the link below, DL the MSIX Package

    Website to download from Microsoft Store:

    Direct Download Link For Android Subsystem

    Powershell 7:

    Want a deeper understanding of Android, specifically the sublayers, like the bootloader, rooting, flashing a custom OS and / or GAPPS?


    The instructions above are for the shield, but the steps are mostly the same with any device, once you get into your device's bootloader..

    NOTE THAT THE SHIELDTOOLS CANNOT BE USED ON YOUR PHONE, MORE SPECIFICALLY THE SHIELDROOT SCRIPT, DO NOT RUN THAT ON YOUR PHONE BC IT CONTAINS A SYSTEM IMAGE BUILT FOR THE SHIELD AND WILL SOFT BRICK YOUR PHONE UNTIL YOU FIND THE CORRECT IMAGE FOR YOUR PHONE.... EVERYTHING ELSE IS AMBIDEXTROUS
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    I'm a little confused about what the intent here. Is this guide intended to help people set up their Windows 11 PC as a ADB platform for their phone? Or is this focused on gaining root access in the WIndows 11 Android subsystem so as to run Android apps with root?
    It's about helping beginners interested in learning systems like android and windows understand better where to get started. From beginning to end. *Teaching!* Some folks interested in this are very young and do not have the ability to comprehend a lot of the technical jargon that you find on some of these more advanced concept threads.

    I'm am teaching folks, as I learn, how I see things, pitfalls and all, so we have more people in the world learning these things and more people to talk to about Creating The Future.

    Yes it helps them get setup with adb without having to dl the toolset off google sdk site, its the full latest sdk from google.

    I also included powershell 7 so you don't have to DL that too.

    In the past I probably would have not installed visual studio, as I didn't understand that their jargon of "features" is akin to "dependencies" like framework, hypervisor, etc.... Which is a huge mistake!
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    Mod Edit: Quote removed since post removed.


    The link to your Dev build keeps throwing a forbidden error. So might wanna fix that..
    1
    it was not in the download from Mega or Google.. I'm not this much of a stickler to most, because i already have WSA rockin on W11, but I just figured i'd give your method a try because your title honesatly was appealing and I had nothing bette rto do.. because I watched your video and saw the dev image was in your WIN11ROOT folder, but wasn't the case on either download for me.
    Gee, that got fixed quickly :) I guess I have no choice but to delete the links, For now! Muahahahaha!! Note to users, The Developer ISO is in WIN11R00T, It is just the DIRECT download link that is down, for those who don't wan't to download my toolset. While I'm at it, if you dl my toolset, the adb.exe shortcut will not work, you need to delete it, go into powershell, 7, then hit ctrl f to find pwsh, copy and paste that short cut to the original folder using cmd Will Not Work to activate power shell 7
    1
    it was not in the download from Mega or Google.. I'm not this much of a stickler to most, because i already have WSA rockin on W11, but I just figured i'd give your method a try because your title honesatly was appealing and I had nothing bette rto do.. because I watched your video and saw the dev image was in your WIN11ROOT folder, but wasn't the case on either download for me.
    Can I ask you, do you know how that's possible? Is it user error on my part or was it removed after the fact? I'm going to try to reupload it with a different name, just the dev ISO. THANK YOU for telling me.

    ----edit definitely user error... It shouldn't have only been 1.3 gb zipped and that should have registered to me sooner...
    I Just got so excited to share the Mostly Gui Method...

    I AM REUPLOADING THE DEV ISO I WILL POST A COMMENT WITH THE LINK WHEN IT HAS UPLOADED
    THE TOTAL FILE SIZE FOR THE ISO IS 4.6 GB