[TOOLKIT] SKIPSOFT ANDROID TOOLKIT -GNEX SPR- Drivers, Root, Recovery + MORE

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SAMSUNG GALAXY NEXUS TOOLKIT AUTO UPDATE V11.3.0 [2ND SEPT 2013] AVAILABLE!!

Changelog:
+FULL TOOLKIT SUPPORT FOR ANDROID 4.3 UP TO BUILD JWR66Y ADDED for maguro models
+Added latest 4.3 JWR66Y image to download section and uploaded to skipsoft server
+Root/Unroot methods now use openrecoveryscript for better more thorough root
+Fixed busybox install [main menu option 7] to install stericson busybox free apk
+Added flash from saved downloaded image so previous downloads can be reused
+Fully Automated fastboot mode detection so device will always be in correct mode
+Updated all SuperSU Root [by Chainfire] methods to lastest version V1.55
+Updated all Superuser Root [by CWM] methods to lastest version V1.0.21
+Updated CWM Touch Recovery to latest version [6.0.3.6]
+Updated TWRP Touch Recovery to latest version [2.6.0.0]
+Automated fix for Recovery file missing error at file check stage
+Bug fixes and improvements

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[Auto Updates are only accessible if you have donated to the Toolkit project, received an activation code and unlocked the professional features. Auto Updates are a much faster and easier way of pushing small updates that would otherwise not be worth doing. I can push a single textual change or add support for a new build without having to go through the whole process of building a full version and uploading a large file. IF you are not able to or do not want to donate to unlock the Auto Update feature (and other professional features) then all the smaller updates are collated and a full build made when I have time or if there are enough updates to warrant it. This is the easiest way to make sure all the Toolkits are as up to date as possible. IF you have any views about this please email me at [email protected] about them and do not post in the open thread]

Donation links can be found at http://www.skipsoft.net/?page_id=703 for users who wish to update to the Professional version and enable Auto Updates.

Once I have bought all current Toolkits up to date I will start building the public versions for people who do not wish to upgrade to the pro version of the Toolkit.

Mark.
 
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Gust30

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SAMSUNG GALAXY NEXUS TOOLKIT AUTO UPDATE V11.3.0 [2ND SEPT 2013] AVAILABLE!!

Changelog:
+FULL TOOLKIT SUPPORT FOR ANDROID 4.3 UP TO BUILD JWR66Y ADDED for maguro models
+Added latest 4.3 JWR66Y image to download section and uploaded to skipsoft server
+Root/Unroot methods now use openrecoveryscript for better more thorough root
+Fixed busybox install [main menu option 7] to install stericson busybox free apk
+Added flash from saved downloaded image so previous downloads can be reused
+Fully Automated fastboot mode detection so device will always be in correct mode
+Updated all SuperSU Root [by Chainfire] methods to lastest version V1.55
+Updated all Superuser Root [by CWM] methods to lastest version V1.0.21
+Updated CWM Touch Recovery to latest version [6.0.3.6]
+Updated TWRP Touch Recovery to latest version [2.6.0.0]
+Automated fix for Recovery file missing error at file check stage
+Bug fixes and improvements

Snap_2013.09.02_00h49m06s_003_.png


[Auto Updates are only accessible if you have donated to the Toolkit project, received an activation code and unlocked the professional features. Auto Updates are a much faster and easier way of pushing small updates that would otherwise not be worth doing. I can push a single textual change or add support for a new build without having to go through the whole process of building a full version and uploading a large file. IF you are not able to or do not want to donate to unlock the Auto Update feature (and other professional features) then all the smaller updates are collated and a full build made when I have time or if there are enough updates to warrant it. This is the easiest way to make sure all the Toolkits are as up to date as possible. IF you have any views about this please email me at [email protected] about them and do not post in the open thread]

Donation links can be found at http://www.skipsoft.net/?page_id=703 for users who wish to update to the Professional version and enable Auto Updates.

Once I have bought all current Toolkits up to date I will start building the public versions for people who do not wish to upgrade to the pro version of the Toolkit.

Mark.

Maybe I haven't had enough coffee yet, but where can I find a download link to version 11.3? I am trying to return my toroplus back to stock, but I am running a 4.3 ROM. Will this still work?

Thank you!
 

fredgar75

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Maybe I haven't had enough coffee yet, but where can I find a download link to version 11.3? I am trying to return my toroplus back to stock, but I am running a 4.3 ROM. Will this still work?

Thank you!

Yes it should be fine. I just did my wife's today and everything was fine. But if you're still anxious just flash a 4.2 ROM. Its going to wipe the entire phone any way. Be sure to back up everything!

Sent from a haunted carbon image of an EVO LTE
 

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SAMSUNG GALAXY NEXUS TOOLKIT AUTO UPDATE V11.3.2 [13TH SEPT 2013] AVAILABLE!!

Changelog:
+Updated all SuperSU Root [by Chainfire] methods to lastest version V1.65
++Updated TWRP Touch Recovery to latest version for all variants [2.6.1.0]
+Unroot procedure now works with Android 4.3 and uninstalls Busybox if found
+Fixed Superuser by Clockworkmod not working properly if another root is already present
+NEW PRO FEATURE - After Model Selection Screen the Toolkit will check online for latest versions of Root and Recovery and download if found for Toolkit use. SuperSU is checked directly from Chainfires site so is available the second a new version is released. The check can also be run from root/unroot section. No more waiting for Toolkit updates to get the latest versions of Root and Recovery. Thanks to Chainfire for the idea and help with the SuperSU live update.

[Auto Updates are only accessible if you have donated to the Toolkit project, received an activation code and unlocked the professional features. Auto Updates are a much faster and easier way of pushing small updates that would otherwise not be worth doing. I can push a single textual change or add support for a new build without having to go through the whole process of building a full version and uploading a large file. IF you are not able to or do not want to donate to unlock the Auto Update feature (and other professional features) then all the smaller updates are collated and a full build made when I have time or if there are enough updates to warrant it. This is the easiest way to make sure all the Toolkits are as up to date as possible. IF you have any views about this please email me at [email protected] about them and do not post in the open thread]

Donation links can be found at http://www.skipsoft.net/?page_id=703 for users who wish to update to the Professional version and enable Auto Updates.

Once I have bought all current Toolkits up to date I will start building the public versions for people who do not wish to upgrade to the pro version of the Toolkit.

Mark.
 

venkavis

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Stuck with Cyanamogen Animated Logo after flashing

Hi Mark,

On my Verizon Galaxy nexus, I downloaded the Toolkit and followed instructions and rooted the device. Then I installed GooManager and downloaded the ROM and then flashed using goo manager. Everything went fine but when the phone booted it just gets stuck at the animated cyanamogen animated logo. I am able to go back to recovery, but that all I can do.

What options do I have?

~Venkavis.
 

fcasoli

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Hi, please help me,
when I star any command I have the message
< waiting for device>
and I cannot go on,
the Toolkit rcognizes the device but I read this messace in all process...

I add in recovery mode I cannot flash a ROM, because I cannot see it..
I upgrated the device from AOKP Milestone 1 to Milestone 2..


thanks for all
 

deafboy

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FH05 Insecure boot hangs device.

Sprint Galaxy Nexus on GA02. USB debugging enabled after fresh flash of downloaded factory GA02 image. Completely up to date with donated version using Root option or All in one Root with SuperSU and TW recovery after insecure boot.img push results in device hanging on Google "X" bootanimation until a battery pull. Program continues to attempt to push open recovery script and fails since device is stuck. Deleted and redownloaded FH05 insecure boot.img from skipsoft and again from goo.im checking hashes thinking corrupt download. Device reboots fine after battery pull as insecure boot is not permanent.

Is this just this particular device or is anyone else running into this issue? I managed to get the device rooted flashing TW recovery and installing SuperSU from within but it would be convenient to use the all in one root option or at least just the root option.

Please advise.

Thank you.

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Hi Mark,

On my Verizon Galaxy nexus, I downloaded the Toolkit and followed instructions and rooted the device. Then I installed GooManager and downloaded the ROM and then flashed using goo manager. Everything went fine but when the phone booted it just gets stuck at the animated cyanamogen animated logo. I am able to go back to recovery, but that all I can do.

What options do I have?

~Venkavis.

I know it's confusing, but this is the Sprint toolkit thread, may have more luck posting in the Verizon toolkit thread:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1400871

Also, specify which specific ROM it is that you downloaded and flashed. The more information provided the easier it is to assist. from your post I assume Cyanogen Mod, but nightly, stable? 10.1? Hope this helps.
 

ayuro123

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can not backup apps

Hi. I really love you galaxy nexus toolkit. I used it to originaly flash stock rom to team EOS so that i could use it on Page Plus. I am having a problem now that i can not do any app backups at all. The toolkit initiates the backup but the backup feature does not come up even though the toolkit says complete. Any idea why this can happen?
I have gotten some small backups but they are a different size each time. As if the computer is not syncing at the right time..

Thanks a lot.
 

b4u2

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I am trying to unlock my nexus. I have tool kit 11.1 It recognizes device. I go to 44. 8. 2. 1. no to reboot into fastboot. then it gives the instructions but stuck on waiting for device....
 

gnick666

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Sorry, for the abruptness, but didn't find any mention of this... Now that Google won't come out with a KiKat for th Galaxy Nexus, will you offer CM or halt the project?

BTW, GREAT WORK!!! Saved my phone a few times :laugh:
 

mskip

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I appologise for my absence I have been having some personal problems as well as finding out my father has cancer so have been spending all available time with him before he goes in to surgery on the 12th. After the 12th I will be back full time and working hard as usual. In the mean time emails have been building up so I find I spend more time answering emails than working on the Toolkits lol. I am having problems retrieving emails from [email protected] so if anyone has sent an email there and not had an answer im very sorry I probably didn't get it.

ANYWAYSS!!

SkipSoft Android Toolkit (full install package) updated to V1.2.0

Changelog :
ToolKit v1.2.0 (04th December 2013)

+Added support for the latest builds for all devices
+Updated Superuser versions
+Updated CWM Recovery for the Nexus 5 to the official 6.0.4.5 version
+Added the Information/Help Section to the Model/Build Selection screen to view information easier
+Added more text throughout the Toolkit to clarify parts
+Minor bug fixes

Download Page: http://www.skipsoft.net/?page_id=1072

Auto Updates will be pushed within the next few hours.

Now working on editing the Samsung Toolkits so they can be added to the Unified Android Toolkit. Galaxy S3 and S3 Mini will be the first 2 which should be added by the end of the week. The rest will follow quite quickly as the main changes will all be done by then :)

Mark.
 

fusioncoast

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I have a nexus 4 build no KOT49H kitkat V4.4.2, i tried to unlock the phone and it was successful. i was using the nexus 4 option for build 4.4.0 (KRT16S), then i rebooted the phone , and i tried to root the phone under the same menu (option 4 , it downloaded the .img) then it got stuck on waiting for usb debugging.

Tried all steps in the FAQ but it just dosent seem to work.

I had updated My Phone last OTA.
 

jballa15

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where is the folder for img files

I'm looking for the "put_img_files_to_flash\GalaxyNexus" folder on my cpu. I have the toolkit and it says if I dont see the .img file then I need tocopy it to the folder...But I cant find that folder. Thank you. I have Windows 7.

*found it*
 
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Larrondo

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Hey. Getting rid of my old workhorse Nexus and probably won't need the toolkit for now, but I'm not sure how to uninstall. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
 

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    GALAXY NEXUS - SUPPORTS ALL AVAILABLE VERSIONS
    SEE SUPPORT LIST FOR PUBLIC/PRO VERSIONS *HERE*

    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 V1.4.1 [05th Oct 2015]
    * Install correct adb/fastboot drivers automatically on Windows xp/vista/7/8 32bit+64bit
    * 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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    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, 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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    ChangeLog:
    ToolKit v1.4.1 (05th Oct 2015)
    +Added new upcoming devices to device selection screen
    +Main files now signed with Digital Certificate to ensure files are original and safe
    +Added file checker after device selection to check needed files are up to date
    +Updated UniversalAdbInstaller for Windows 10 compatability
    +Added driver installation option at startup for new installs
    +Updated ToolKitClean.exe to allow users to update the main ToolKit.exe file to latest available version without having to download/install the whole ToolKit again (like when a new device is added or files/drivers updated)
    +Improvements and minor bug fixes
    +Installer now give option for Fresh Install (removes any existing device files) or Upgrade (to just update base files)

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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 any procedures within this guide. No warranties of any kind are given.
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    Manual Rooting Instructions for Galaxy Nexus

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    Frequently Asked Questions:

    Q. What is ADB Shell?

    Adb shell is a linux command line tool (because android is based on linux) used to send commands to your android device. For S-ON devices, this is crucial for modifying files in the /system partition (where the rom sits) as you cannot modify anything in /system when the rom is running without S-OFF (e.g removing system apps).

    From Google:

    Android Debug Bridge (adb) is a versatile tool lets you manage the state of an emulator instance or Android-powered device. It is a client-server program that includes three components:
    A client, which runs on your development machine. You can invoke a client from a shell by issuing an adb command. Other Android tools such as the ADT plugin and DDMS also create adb clients.
    A server, which runs as a background process on your development machine. The server manages communication between the client and the adb daemon running on an emulator or device.
    A daemon, which runs as a background process on each emulator or device instance.

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    Q. What is FASTBOOT?

    Fastboot is 2 things. It is a mode on the phone, which looks a little like Bootloader. You can access it by holding 'Volume Up' and 'Volume Down' whilst turning on the phone.

    It is also a way of flashing radios, recovery, boot images and system images in a command line method from a PC much like adb.

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    Q. I flashed CWM but each time I reboot the Stock Recovery is back

    There is an auto recovery restore system on certain Stock Android Builds that will reflash the Stock Recovery if you flash CWM on a Stock Rom.

    Use Root Explorer to Mount the system folder as R/W (or use a free app from Google Play such as ES File Explorer). Rename the files /system/recovery-from-boot.p and /system/etc/install-recovery.sh. Now when you flash CWM Recovery it will NOT be overwritten after a reboot.

    OR you can use the ToolKit to rename the files (root access needed).

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    Q. I want to send my phone back so I need to flash a stock rom and relock the bootloader

    1. Download, install and run the Google Nexus 4 Toolkit.
    2. Install adb/fastboot drivers (if you havent already done so)
    3. Option 9 to download a Google Factory Image.
    4. After it finishes downloading you will be given the option to flash the image to your tablet. Do this.
    4. Let the phone reboot, then shut the device down and reenter fastboot mode (or boot to fastboot mode via the Reboot Screen in the ToolKit).
    5. Option3, 2 to relock the bootloader.

    Your internal storage will be formatted and data and cache wiped. Your tablet will now be back to an out-of-the-box FULLY STOCK state and ready to send back.

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    Q. What is the difference between Nandroid and Titanium backup?

    A NANDROID will backup the whole system including boot, system, data and recovery partitions so you can restore a complete rom and all data and settings.

    Essentially Titanium Backup is used to backup apps and associated user data. These could be restored AFTER a full wipe and a new Rom had been flashed on your phone.

    The other option now which google added into the new adb command list is the adb backup which is in the ToolKit and can do the same job as Titanium Backup but will store the data on your PC rather than on the phone (where it takes up space and could be deleted).

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    Q. When I try to open the ToolKit I get a box pop up for a split second and then it goes away. My AntiVirus program says the file may be harmful.

    The exe files I compiled are not digitally signed with a Microsoft certificate (as they cost money) so certain AntiVirus programs (mainly Norton) will pick it up as potentially harmful when it is not. They will pick up ANY file that doesnt contain a purchased Microsoft certificate in the same way. Restore the deleted file and exclude it from further scans and it will be fine.

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    Q. The ToolKit recognises my tablet in adb mode but not in fastboot mode (or other way round).

    Open the Device Manager on your pc and then boot your tablet into fastboot mode or adb mode (dont plug the usb cable in yet). Make sure USB debugging is enabled on your tablet in settings, developer options. Plug the cable in while watching the Device Manager and determine which item is added to the list with the device plugged in. Once you have found it right click on the item and select update driver. Select 'browse my computer' from the list and then browse to the 'drivers' folder in the ToolKit folder (wherever you installed the ToolKit to). Make sure sub folders is ticked and click next. Hopefully the driver will be picked up and installed.

    You can check if a driver has been installed by looking at the top of the Main Menu in the ToolKit while in fastboot mode and adb modes. If a serial number is displayed in each mode then it will work fine.

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    Q. Can I back up my apps before unlocking the Bootloader so I don't lose everything?

    Performing an APPS BACKUP (option2, 1) will backup all apps that were installed after you first used your device. This will include any associated user data (such as settings or high scores for games) and apps you installed from Google Play Store. Just follow the recommended options and remember to turn your phones screen on before starting it as you need to confirm on your screen.

    This option will NOT require your bootloader to be unlocked first.

    You can also backup your Internal Storage without unlocking using option 2, 3 from the main menu. This will backup anything you store on your Internal Storage such as game data, music, videos. This is just pulled from your /data/media folder so you can view or edit the files on your pc after they have been pulled.

    You can then unlock the bootloader (wiping your device) and retore the apps (option 2, 10) and Internal Storage data (option 2, 11) after doing whatever you want to with your device.

    The only thing you cannot do with the ToolKit is to save the system settings but some of those are backed up by google if you chose that option when turning your device on the first time.

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    Q. I have Windows 8 and cannot install the drivers

    How to Disable Driver Signature Enforcement in Windows 8:

    From the Metro Start Screen, open Settings (move your mouse to the bottom-right-corner of the screen and wait for the pop-out bar to appear, then click the Gear icon).
    Click ‘More PC Settings’.
    Click ‘General’.
    Scroll down, and click ‘Restart now’ under ‘Advanced startup’.
    Wait a bit.
    Click ‘Troubleshoot’.
    Click ‘Advanced Options’
    Click ‘Windows Startup Settings’
    Click Restart.

    When your computer restarts, select ‘Disable driver signature enforcement‘ from the list. You can now load your modified driver. Reboot again once the driver is installed and all will be well.

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    Q. I cannot find Developer options to Enable USB Debugging

    With Android 4.2 google have thought it would be funny to hide the Developer options screen in the Settings. This means you cannot enable usb debugging to communicate with your device. To show the Developers options screen do the following:

    Goto Settings, About tablet and tap your finger on the the 'Build number' text at the bottom 7 times (not too fast).
    When you have tapped 3 times you will be given a countdown of taps until you become a 'developer'.
    Once you are told you are now a developer you can go back to the Settings screen and can see Developer options.
    You can now go into Developer options and enable usb debugging.

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    Q. I tried to enter the code for the professional version but the Toolkit says the code is incorrect

    Make sure the code entered is for the correct Toolkit being used.

    You need to make sure you start the Toolkit with the toolkit.exe file when activating and not the tkmain.exe file so the settings can be initialised or the code will not be accepted.

    Also make sure you enter the code correctly as the characters are case sensitive.
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    Works great. very easy and effective. happy to be rooted and have custom recovery and unlocked boot loader. thnc again for hooking us up so quickly.
    You're welcome :)

    Can you just confirm if the cwm included in the ToolKit works with the Sprint phone as I have seen nothing about that working or not.

    Mark.