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[TOOLKIT] SKIPSOFT ANDROID TOOLKIT - NEXUS PLAYER - Drivers,Unlock,Root,Flash Stock

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ganggreen777

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My NP is on LMY48J..........it seems like I cant even get the drivers installed tried a whole lot of stuff....seems like it will go nowhere unless drivers are installed. Infact my version isnt even listed in the toolkit.....and yes i noticed the title of this thread states LMY47V will/can my version be unlocked...rooted and put image on it
 
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Ferdnand

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Nexus Player..

Hello, great app. I'm having problems installing apps.. they just say "install Pending".. until i roboot the nexus player.. any help would be greatly appreciated.. thank you
 

mskip

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UAT 1.4.1 RELEASED AND AUTOUPDATE and PUBLIC VERSIONS UPDATED

Changelog for device module:
+Added FULL support [including root,skiproot] for Android 5.1.1 LMY48N
+Added 5.1.1 LMY48N stock image to download/flash directly from Toolkit
+Added Android M Preview [MPA44I] to build selection for downloading/flashing
+Added more stability to certain routines [root, flashing]
+Added file checker after device selection to check needed files are up to date
+Updated UniversalAdbInstaller for Windows 10 compatability
+Added new upcoming devices to device selection screen
+Added driver installation option at startup for new installs

Changelog for UAT 1.4.1:
+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)

The AutoUpdate for pro users has all the above included (update via the toolkit).
You can also download the Unified Android Toolkit 1.4.1 from http://www.skipsoft.net/?p=1660. You can select Fresh Install to delete all device modules and related files (recovery, root) so when you select your device at startup it will download the latest module with all the above included. If you have several device modules downloaded (e.g. for samsung and nexus) then you can select 'upgrade' when installing the toolkit, then run ToolKitClean.exe to delete just the modules you want to update.

Android 6.0.0 images have now been released and I am working on adding support. Support will be pushed as an AutoUpdate as soon as possible.

Enjoy, Mark.
 

jestexman

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Hey guys downloading the tool kit now.. im at 5.0 unlocked and rooted.. i think i want to be un rooted on M.. Can i get there with this.. most of what i wanted to do rooted is now fixed in M..
 

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Hey guys downloading the tool kit now.. im at 5.0 unlocked and rooted.. i think i want to be un rooted on M.. Can i get there with this.. most of what i wanted to do rooted is now fixed in M..
You can download the Android 6.0.0 image from https://dl.google.com/dl/android/aosp/fugu-mra58k-factory-61ac65bc.tgz then put it in the backups\NexusPlayer folder in the Toolkit and flash it using option 9,3 in the Toolkit. You will get a message saying the md5 check cannot be verified (just because I haven't added it yet) but you can still flash fine. When asked if you want to format userdata select yes and it will put your device back to a clean state.

I will be updating the pro version very soon with Android 6 support.

Mark.
 
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jestexman

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Update.. Toolkit works great.

I was
Rooted
unlocked
5.0
Went to
6.0
un-rooted
still un-locked
all using the tool kit.. let it download the 6.0 all within the tool kit. I like that because makes it fool proof.

Thanks for making the toolkit Mark. I will make sure to donate to the cause.
 

r1nstang

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very stupid question for you. but i dont have a laptop, my PC is on the other side of the house than my TV is. Do i need the NP hooked up to a TV and the computer in order to run the toolkit? Is there anything that i would need to use the remote for and be able to see/read on the TV screen from the NP during the process?
 

jestexman

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very stupid question for you. but i dont have a laptop, my PC is on the other side of the house than my TV is. Do i need the NP hooked up to a TV and the computer in order to run the toolkit? Is there anything that i would need to use the remote for and be able to see/read on the TV screen from the NP during the process?

Depends on what your are doing.. it asked me to hook a mouse up and to add something via the NP. but it does tell you on the tool kit screen. get an extension cord and if it says to unplug the usb from your computer and plug in a mouse move it back to the tv (while its still plugged to the power) .. Now it is probably going to be best to have it plugged in the tv the whole time so you can see whats going on .. but you could do it without it.
 
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Depends on what your are doing.. it asked me to hook a mouse up and to add something via the NP. but it does tell you on the tool kit screen. get an extension cord and if it says to unplug the usb from your computer and plug in a mouse move it back to the tv (while its still plugged to the power) .. Now it is probably going to be best to have it plugged in the tv the whole time so you can see whats going on .. but you could do it without it.

thanks for the reply. And also for mentioning the part about plugging in a mouse. I just ordered an OTG-USB, new mouse, and a Red Samurai keyboard/controller. once that stuff comes in ill dig an extension cord out of my garage.
 

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Quick question though. .now that I'm on 6.0 dev if that's what I on. .will I get ota updates?
If you flashed the Android 6 developer edition then you will not get OTA notifications for the full Android 6. I will be pushing an update today to include the full Android 6 build. Users with mouse support through an OTG cable can root via twrp recovery. Im waiting for a patched adbd binary for Android 6 so I can make the skiproot image for Android 6 then rooting will be just a couple of clicks away.

Mark.
 

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

    The Unified Android Toolkit brings together all the Nexus, Google OnePlus 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. Flip your device over so you can see the button on the bottom.
    2. Unplug the power connector, hold in the button on the bottom of the device and plug the power connector back in. You will see the power light come on.
    3. Keep holding the button until it starts pulsing [and the Google logo appears on the screen] then release the button immediately to enter Fastboot Mode.

    How to get into Recovery Mode
    1. Boot to Fastboot Mode as above.
    2. Select 'Recovery' by Short Pressing [less than a second] the button on the bottom of the device until 'Recovery' is displayed.
    3. Long Press [3 seconds] to enter Recovery Mode.
    4. In Stock Recovery Long Press the device button to show the Recovery Menu.

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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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    I'm proud to add support for the Asus Nexus Player to the SkipSoft Unified Android Toolkit :D

    As there is no custom recovery yet for the Nexus Player I have built a self rooting boot image which is extremely easy and fully tested to be safe. The SkipRoot boot image will fully remove any previous root and also install the busybox binaries and remove the recovery restore file. It is built on Chainfires SuperSU v2.46. There is also a working insecure boot image which can be booted/flashed to the device to give full adb root access.

    Enjoy (and please give feedback).

    Mark.
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    UPDATE - FULL SUPPORT ADDED FOR ANDROID 5.1.1 LMY47V

    The public module files have been updated to include full support for Android 5.1.1 LMY47V.
    I have also added a Superuser fix if the SuperSU app doesn't show in the apps bar after rooting (App fixes, section 19)

    To make it easier to get the updated files I have made a small program to clean all the files related to a specific Android Toolkit device.

    Download and copy the ToolkitClean.exe to the Toolkit installation folder (same as toolkit.exe).
    Make sure the Toolkit is closed and run ToolkitClean.exe.
    Select the Nexus Player from the list (option 09), type y or yes and all module files will be cleaned.
    When asked if you want to Exit and restart the Toolkit type y or yes.
    Select the Nexus Player from the device list (09) and new module files will be downloaded including firmware/root support for Android 5.1.1 LMY47V.

    Download link: HERE

    Mark.
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    Quick question though. .now that I'm on 6.0 dev if that's what I on. .will I get ota updates?
    If you flashed the Android 6 developer edition then you will not get OTA notifications for the full Android 6. I will be pushing an update today to include the full Android 6 build. Users with mouse support through an OTG cable can root via twrp recovery. Im waiting for a patched adbd binary for Android 6 so I can make the skiproot image for Android 6 then rooting will be just a couple of clicks away.

    Mark.
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    AutoUpdate for Nexus Player Toolkit module

    +UPDATE FOR ANDROID 6.0.0 MARSHMALLOW
    +Added support including root for Android 6.0.0 MRA58K [OTG CABLE + MOUSE NEEDED]
    +Added stock firmware for Android 6.0.0 MRA58K to download/flash from Toolkit
    +Updated several root routines for kernel patch if needed for Android 6
    +Updated many parts of the Toolkit for Android 6 support [changes from 5.1.1]
    +Insecure kernel and skiproot images will be added soon

    If you don’t have the pro version you can download the Toolkit from http://www.skipsoft.net/?page_id=1069 and donate to the Nexus Player module at http://skipsoft.net/donate/?toolkit=NexusPlayer, enter your activation code when received and autoupdate to the latest version.

    I will try to update the public modules as soon as possible.

    Mark.