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[TOOL] SKIPSOFT ANDROID TOOLKIT -Google Pixel XL- Drivers,Unlock,Firmware,Root

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blake .l

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May 6, 2011
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Thanks for the reply, in your opinion which method would you recommend?? looking to unlock boot loader, root, and add TWRP. I would prefer one that would work without having to jump through tons of hoops to get it to work, as this is my only phone at the moment and can really afford to brick it or get it into a permanent boot loop I cant get back from..
 

wtherrell

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Dec 30, 2008
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Thanks for the reply, in your opinion which method would you recommend?? looking to unlock boot loader, root, and add TWRP. I would prefer one that would work without having to jump through tons of hoops to get it to work, as this is my only phone at the moment and can really afford to brick it or get it into a permanent boot loop I cant get back from..
Adb and fastboot but there are still a few hoops.
 

brightjh01

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Dec 9, 2011
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I would and have been using adb & fastboot

Thanks for the reply, in your opinion which method would you recommend?? looking to unlock boot loader, root, and add TWRP. I would prefer one that would work without having to jump through tons of hoops to get it to work, as this is my only phone at the moment and can really afford to brick it or get it into a permanent boot loop I cant get back from..

check out google's developers site to install adb and fastboot and unlock bootloader.
and for twrp try https://forum.xda-developers.com/pixel-xl/development/twrp-alpha1-pixel-devices-t3500312
 

ffchampmt

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Anyone else have a persistent crashing problem on Windows 10? The program starts, a black box pops up and immediately shuts down. Using the toolkit fix to uninstall it, then a regular reinstall fixes it for 1 more initial start before it happens again.

I believe it stems from not finding _coloursettings.log but it's there in the correct folder. The only reason I have for this assumption is that's what the repair program says right at the beginning. I've completely, totally uninstalled the program and it doesn't help.

Also, the builds database hasn't been updated in months? Am I the only one seeing that?
 

l2yangop

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Hoping for some help here. I tried rooting and when i got to the twrp screen put in my pin. Apparelty it didnt like it because the files were still encrypted so I exited twrp and rebooted. Now I get to my home screen and plug in my pin, its not taking it or my fingerprint. Any thoughts?
 

nailz420

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TWRP needs to be updated to the latest version to support the new encryption methods. Latest version available: 3.2.1-2, toolkit version: 3.2.0.0
 

mskip

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Hi, first of all let me introduce myself my name is Craig Roberts I am a coder for Roblox games but I am here primarily to get everything up to date and help the Unified Android Toolkit to grow again. Mark has been unwell for quite some time and is unable to use a keyboard or mouse and a lot of people who promised to answer emails and keep the site up to date for him (and for which he paid them) have let him down so I offered to step in and get everything back in working order again. This is his only source of income right now and I have known him for a long time so I wanted to help.

Email support and missing Toolkit codes: If you have sent an email and not been responded to then I apologise. I will start working through the backlog but missing codes will take priority so if you have purchased a code for a pro/ultimate version of the Toolkit and not had an answer please help me out, do not open a paypal dispute, email me at [email protected] and I will send your code right away (during office hours). You can also go to http://skipsoft.net/donate/getcode.php and enter your paypal email to get your code. There seems to be a problem with paypal processing hotmail addresses which has caused a lot of unresponded payments and I assure you this has not been on purpose and will be sorted out.

Please wish Mark well in his slow recovery, he is upset he cannot maintain the Toolkit but I have promised I will stick by it as it is a great kit he has developed over the years and has helped out many thousands of users. I reiterate this is his only source of income so please support him as best you can if the Toolkit has ever been a help to you (I know its saved my neck on more than 1 occasion which is why im here today). Any support and/or purchase of a code will help ease the worry of him looking after his family.

Feel free to retweet and share this post to get the message out that the Toolkit is not dead and we can make it great again (and help Mark out).

Thank you and stay tuned for more updates, Craig.

Pro/Ultimate User Auto Update Available:
The device module has been updated for all builds up to the latest version. All the firmware and OTA firmware images have been added to the firmware section on the Google devices and the OTA images added for the OnePlus devices. These can be downloaded and flashed directly through the Toolkit for your convenience.

If you find any of this useful PLEASE donate to a device project. You can do it through the Toolkit (after selecting the device at startup) or from the link at https://www.skipsoft.net/?page_id=703 so you get the right code fast and can update to the latest version. You can also go ULTIMATE mode and unlock ALL device modules for the lifetime of the Toolkit. Follow us on twitter at https://twitter.com/skipsoftnet for posts/updates.
 
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martyd73

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I just trried to download this and windows defender said it was Load Money virus...... Not that windows defender is right half the time but it never used to get picked up so I dunno
 
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    GOOGLE PIXEL XL- SUPPORTS ALL VERSIONS UP TO THE LATEST ANDROID BUILDS.
    SEE SUPPORT LIST FOR PUBLIC/PRO VERSIONS *HERE*

    NOTE: Verizon and ee uk models have locked the bootloaders. In this case you will not be enable the oem unlock setting to unlock the bootloader via the developer screen. You can force unlock the bootloader using dePixel8 in the Bootloader unlock section if your build is 7.1.0 NDE63X or lower. This method was patched in 7.1.1 and does no longer work. If you have a Verizon/ee uk model on 7.1.0 you MUST force unlock the bootloader before accepting the OTA update or your bootloader will be unlockable.

    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 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 [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 apks to your device
    * Push Files from your PC to your device
    * Pull Files from your device to your PC
    * Disable forced encryption on Nexus5X, 6, 6P, 9, Google Pixel C, Google Pixel, Google Pixel XL
    * 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.png

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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.

    YOU CAN ALSO NOW UPGRADE TO THE ULTIMATE MODE. ONCE THIS MODE HAS BEEN ACTIVATED YOU WILL BE ABLE TO UNLOCK ALL DEVICE MODULES (PRESENT AND FUTURE) AND WILL NEVER HAVE TO BUY ANOTHER PRO CODE AGAIN.

    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 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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    Update Available for Google Pixel XL device module 1.0.6 [ALL USERS]

    Changelog:
    +Added Support [including root] for November Updates, Android 7.1.0 Europe NDE63U, NDE63V and Verizon NDE63X builds
    +Added above STOCK firmware AND OTA images to download/flash directly from Toolkit using option 9,1 [firmware download/flash] or 10,1 [ota download/sideload]
    +Added alternative fastboot version which will download and try if there are errors flashing stock images
    +Fixed Stock zip image file not showing in list if flashing using options 9,2
    +Added warning against relocking bootloader in Bootloader Unlock/Re-Lock section

    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 option 62 to update the Toolkit base to the latest version
    4. Select the device (google pixel xl) from the list
    5. Type ‘y’ or ‘yes’ (without the quotes) to delete the existing module files and settings for the device
    6. Restart the Toolkit, select the device and new module files will be downloaded/installed

    If you want to donate to a device project please do it through the Toolkit (after selecting the device at startup) or from the link at http://www.skipsoft.net/?page_id=703 so you get the right code fast and can update to the latest version. You can also go ULTIMATE mode now and unlock ALL device modules for the lifetime of the Toolkit. Follow me on twitter at https://twitter.com/mskipxda for posts/updates.

    Enjoy, Mark.
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    **FAQ**

    Q: How do I enable Developer options?
    – Go to Settings from the apps drawer
    – Scroll Down and Tap on About Phone or About Device
    – Go down to the Build number section
    – Tap on the Build number option 7 times
    – Go back to the Settings screen
    – Scroll Down and Tap on Developer options (just above the About option)

    Q: I get an error while trying to unlock the bootloader -> FAILED(remote: oem unlock is not allowed), what now?
    Starting with Android 5.0, on certain devices you need to enable Bootloader Unlocking from the developer settings, in order to do that, follow these steps:
    – Enable Developer options (go to Settings, About and tap on Build number 7 times)
    – Enable USB Debugging (Settings, Developer options)
    – Look for the ‘Allow OEM Unlock’ or ‘OEM Unlock’ Option and tick it

    Q: When I boot in to TWRP it asks me for a password
    Android 5.0 Lollipop brings new security features like encrypted data. TWRP for Nexus 5X, 6, 6X and 9 is able to decrypt all the data using “default_password “. This allows TWRP to decrypt the information without any problems.
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    AutoUpdate Available for Google device module [PRO Users Only]

    I apologise to everyone who has not been answered or thinks I am done with this project. I am definitely not done with it. I have had 12 surgerys on 2 crushed hands and a shattered pelvis after a car crash.

    I had to buy a new laptop and whole new set of programs to make/compile the updates as I lost everything when my hard drive crashed and took out my pc. All this cost me £600 which I had to scrape together and why it took a few more days to get everything done. Updates should come thick and fast now but I have no money left. Im not begging for handouts but if you have ever found the Toolkit useful and want to give back you can send me anything at https://www.paypal.me/mskip. I wouldn’t be saying this unless it was critical and my family and me (and the Toolkit) will be very grateful for anything.

    Changelog:
    +Added Support [including root] for ALL BUILDS up to and including May 2017 builds
    +Added ALL above STOCK and OTA images to download/flash directly from Toolkit using option 9,1 [firmware download/flash] or 10,1 [ota download/sideload]
    +Updated Toolkit base to 1.6.0. Updated app versions and improved functions
    +Toolkit will automatically disable all server pings if they cause any trouble with downloads
    +Added direct link to google download site in factory image downloads section
    +Improved some Main Menu functions

    I uploaded public device modules last month to support March and lower builds so if you are not a pro user and do not want to donate you should still be able to use the public build to download a new image from google servers, then use the toolkit (selecting the latest available build) to work with it.

    If you find any of this useful PLEASE donate to a device project. You can do it through the Toolkit (after selecting the device at startup) or from the link at http://www.skipsoft.net/?page_id=703 so you get the right code fast and can update to the latest version. You can also go ULTIMATE mode now and unlock ALL device modules for the lifetime of the Toolkit. Follow me on twitter at https://twitter.com/mskipxda for posts/updates.

    Enjoy, Mark.
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    Sorry for the absence I have been in hospital for the last week. I will be updating the device modules in a bit with custom recovery added (enabled via the build selection screen) and root via custom recovery. I have been working on the updates on my laptop (since theres not much else to do in hospital) so please let me know of any bugs so I can fix them right away.

    Just wanted people to know I haven't abandoned the threads and im back home now so should be able to get back to work as normal.

    Mark.