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NEXUS 5X - SUPPORTS ALL VERSIONS UP TO THE LATEST ANDROID 7 BUILDS.
SEE SUPPORT LIST FOR PUBLIC/PRO VERSIONS *HERE*

NOTE: There is no insecure kernel available yet for Android 6 so those options have been disabled in the Toolkit. I will make some and enable the options as soon as possible.

The Unified Android Toolkit brings together all the Nexus 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.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.

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. Turn your phone off
2. Unplug your usb cable if you have one plugged in
3. Keep holding the 'Volume Down', 'Volume Up' 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

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Do you know if this removes the forced encyrption?
Option 4,9 from the main menu will disable forced encryption. The toolkit will flash a minimally patched boot image then flash the stock recovery (for extra safety) and wipe the userdata partition. This will wipe your device and disable encryption which is needed for custom recovery to work.

I am currently adding some extra information in the root section to state that encryption needs to be disabled for TWRP to boot properly and will upload the new module files shortly.

Mark.
 

sgravel

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Purchased an unlock for the 5x module last night and received it, but it does not work ("Incorrect code entered"). Everything is fully up to date, I've followed the troubleshooting advice in the error message and in the FAQ to try to resolve, but no joy. Phone is showing up tomorrow. If it comes to it, I guess I can go commando, but this is a handy tool to have around.

Interesting that when I look at the main menu, it says I last used the Nexus 5 (not 5x) module, even though I've for sure chosen the option for the 5x (option 05). Also the build listing when you choose the 5x option says Hammerhead and not Bullhead. Don't know if that is related to my activation woes or not. Anyway-have enjoyed using your tool on several devices, and I look forward to using it again!
 

moeava

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Purchased an unlock for the 5x module last night and received it, but it does not work ("Incorrect code entered"). Everything is fully up to date, I've followed the troubleshooting advice in the error message and in the FAQ to try to resolve, but no joy. Phone is showing up tomorrow. If it comes to it, I guess I can go commando, but this is a handy tool to have around.

Interesting that when I look at the main menu, it says I last used the Nexus 5 (not 5x) module, even though I've for sure chosen the option for the 5x (option 05). Also the build listing when you choose the 5x option says Hammerhead and not Bullhead. Don't know if that is related to my activation woes or not. Anyway-have enjoyed using your tool on several devices, and I look forward to using it again!

I'm having the same problem. Hope it gets straightened out soon. I even donated again thinking that would give me a different code, but it issued the same.
 

mskip

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I'm having the same problem. Hope it gets straightened out soon. I even donated again thinking that would give me a different code, but it issued the same.
I know whats happened and im extremely sorry I will sort it out right now, upload a new device module so activation will work properly. I will post another message soon with instructions (run toolkitclean.exe, wipe nexus 5x device module and rerun the toolkit to download new module).

Back in a flash.

Mark.
 
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Module files for the Nexus5X have now been updated and uploaded.

Exit the Toolkit if running, run the ToolkitClean.exe program from the Start Menu/Skipsoft Android Toolkit folder or directly, select option 05 to clean the Nexus5X module files and settings and then restart the Toolkit. Select the Nexus5X (option 05) to download new module files. This will fix all problems and contains the latest updates AND includes TWRP recovery for rooting (only build MDB08I is supported at the moment).

Please let me know if everything is ok now.

Mark.
 

moeava

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Module files for the Nexus5X have now been updated and uploaded.

Exit the Toolkit if running, run the ToolkitClean.exe program from the Start Menu/Skipsoft Android Toolkit folder or directly, select option 05 to clean the Nexus5X module files and settings and then restart the Toolkit. Select the Nexus5X (option 05) to download new module files. This will fix all problems and contains the latest updates AND includes TWRP recovery for rooting (only build MDB08I is supported at the moment).

Please let me know if everything is ok now.

Mark.

Thanks Mark, update works.
 

mskip

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Mar 20, 2008
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Purchased an unlock for the 5x module last night and received it, but it does not work ("Incorrect code entered"). Everything is fully up to date, I've followed the troubleshooting advice in the error message and in the FAQ to try to resolve, but no joy. Phone is showing up tomorrow. If it comes to it, I guess I can go commando, but this is a handy tool to have around.

Interesting that when I look at the main menu, it says I last used the Nexus 5 (not 5x) module, even though I've for sure chosen the option for the 5x (option 05). Also the build listing when you choose the 5x option says Hammerhead and not Bullhead. Don't know if that is related to my activation woes or not. Anyway-have enjoyed using your tool on several devices, and I look forward to using it again!
Everything should work fine now. Just follow the post *HERE* to update the device module.

Mark.
 

mskip

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Okay what am I doing wrong?
I am getting this error when using option 4 (root) and I tried using the allinone;
FAILED (REMOTE: unlock device to use this command).

Thanks, Bob
Well for starters the ALLINONE option has been disabled as the newest version of twrp doesn't work the the openrecoverscript needed for that function.

You need to unlock your bootloader (option 3 from the main menu) in order to flash images to your device. Thats what the message is about.

When you have unlocked (or just select no when asked if you have unlocked the bootloader) use option 4,1,1 to root. You need to be on MDB08I.

Mark.
 

mskip

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Mark,
I solved my problem, I needed to use the OEM unlock option in the developer options.
The last time I unlocked and rooted was with the nexus 5 2013 and there was no such option.
LOL.
Thanks,
Bob
Yes that is a new option added for the new Android devices. There was a note about it in the bootloader unlocking procedure, maybe I should make it a bit more obvious. I will look in to that as there will be more devices that need that info now.

Mark.
 

bojangalz

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Alright, I'm having a bit of an issue. I'm unlocked, TWRP installed, and running modified MDB08I. I am getting nowhere with root though. I get 'Recovery mode not detected' error. This happens after ABD mode, then it reboots into fastboot, then into TWRP. My phone is in TWRP when the error comes up in the toolkit.

I tried installing SU through TWRP. Install worked fine, but it won't allow me to update the binary through SU or TWRP.

Another issue that I'm finding is that when I am connected to the computer (PTP) I can only access the DCIM and Pictures folders on my internal storage. I'm assuming whatever fixes this particular issue will also likely fix the other problems I'm experiencing. I've got the LG drivers installed, and the device is recognized as a Nexus 5X in the device manager. Any suggestions?

Update: So I've got root (I guess). Root Checker says I've got root, but I cannot update SuperSU Binary. Also, while looking through the TWRP log, I see "E: Unable to mount '/data'
 
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    NEXUS 5X - SUPPORTS ALL VERSIONS UP TO THE LATEST ANDROID 7 BUILDS.
    SEE SUPPORT LIST FOR PUBLIC/PRO VERSIONS *HERE*

    NOTE: There is no insecure kernel available yet for Android 6 so those options have been disabled in the Toolkit. I will make some and enable the options as soon as possible.

    The Unified Android Toolkit brings together all the Nexus 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

    --------------------------------------------------------------
    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.

    --------------------------------------------------------------

    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

    --------------------------------------------------------------

    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.

    --------------------------------------------------------------

    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'.

    --------------------------------------------------------------

    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. Turn your phone off
    2. Unplug your usb cable if you have one plugged in
    3. Keep holding the 'Volume Down', 'Volume Up' 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.

    --------------------------------------------------------------

    *DISCLAIMER*
    I take no responsibility for any fault or damage caused by using the Unified Android Toolkit. No warranties of any kind are given.
    6
    AutoUpdate Available for Nexus 5X device module 1.2.9 [Pro Users]

    Changelog:
    +Added Support [including root] for Android 7.0.0 NRD90R
    +Added above STOCK firmware AND OTA images to download/flash directly from Toolkit

    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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    5
    AutoUpdate Available for Nexus 5X device module [Ultimate/PRO Users Only]

    Changelog:
    [V1.5.2] 09TH AUG 2017
    +Added FULL Support for August build [Android 7.1.2 N2G48C]
    +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]
    +Updated file version checker after device selection for more stable checking
    +Improvements and minor bug fixes in Main Code
    [V1.5.0] 21ST JUL 2017
    +Added section in root/unroot section for new Magisk root options
    +Added flash Magisk root and Magisk Manager app
    +Added flash Magisk root and Magisk Manager app and install Busybox installer
    +Added flash Magisk Uninstaller [if you dont want Magisk anymore]
    +Added flash Magisk Root and Uninstaller for Pixel/XL Devices
    +Updated Root uninstall zip file in root/unroot section for proper unroot
    +Updated text for several procedures for clarity
    +Added flash no-verity-opt-encrypt zip file to disable verity and allow decryption
    +Fixed several options that were not linked correctly

    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 *HERE* 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.
    5
    AutoUpdates Available for Nexus 5X device module 1.2.8 !!ANDROID 7!! [ALL Users]

    Changelog:
    +Added Support [including root] for Android 7.0.0 NRD90S
    +Added Support [including root] for Android 6.0.1 MTC20K
    +Added above STOCK firmware AND OTA images to download/flash directly from Toolkit
    +Updated everything in Toolkit to work with new stock firmware zip files from google
    +Added much improved Drivers section in Startup [DR] and Toolkit Main Menu
    +Improved Root file checker/downloader at device module startup

    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 with root update bug fixes and improved drivers screen
    4. Select the device 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

    Please let me know if everything is working as I have done a lot of work on this version. If the Toolkit tries to detect your device and gives the message 'error: no devices/emulators found' then the installed drivers aren't workingin that mode. Follow the steps in the Drivers Section to uninstall the driver in the mode you are in and replace it with the Google adb driver. It should work then.

    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.