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The automated Nexus toolkits from XDA-Developer user Mskip have been enormously popular and spawned many copy cats along the way, with the release of the Nexus 5 he’s just launched the Unified Android Toolkit to support the most commonly used Nexus devices.

The full list of supported devices includes the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 [2012], Nexus 7 [2013] and the Nexus 10 and these are all supported in version 1 of the Unified Android Toolkit but MSkip also has toolkits for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Samsung Galaxy S3, Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini, Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 [2012 edition] and the Samsung Galaxy Camera, he plans to implement these devices into an all encompassing App in phase 2 of the release.

The Toolkit will automate a lot of the processes involved in unlocking, rooting or restoring a Nexus device. The full list of features included in the toolkit is long….very long :

  • 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/media (virtual SD Card) to your PC for a Full Safe backup of data
  • Unlock/Re-Lock your Bootloader
  • Root Stock builds
  • 1-Click For All to Unlock, Root, Rename the Restore File
  • 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
  • Pull /data and /system folders, compress to a .tar file and save to your PC
  • Dump selected Phone Partitions, compress to a .zip file with md5 and save to your PC
  • Install BusyBox on your phone
  • Extras, Tips and Tricks section
  • Mods section to automatically perform certain tasks on your phone
  • Download Google Stock Image directly to correct ToolKit folder for extracting and flashing (no need to move it manually anymore)
  • Check md5 of stock image to make sure downloaded file isn’t corrupted before flashing
  • Flash Custom Recovery or Google Stock Image to phone
  • Rename the Recovery Restore File present on some Stock Roms
  • Boot into CWM Touch, TWRP or Stock Recovery without Flashing it
  • Boot or Flash .img Files directly from your PC
  • Install a single apk or multiple apk’s to your phone
  • Push Files from your PC to your phone
  • Pull Files from your phone to your PC
  • Dump selected LogCat buffers to your PC
  • Dump BugReport to your PC
  • Set Files Permissions on your phone
  • Open new Command Prompt for manual input
  • Reboot Phone to Fastboot Mode or Android from fastboot mode
  • Reboot Phone to Fastboot Mode, Recovery, Android or Download Mode from adb mode
  • Display Important Information about your device

While the above features are free if you download the App, there is an option to pay a donation, this donation entitles you to the Professional Version of the Unified Android Toolkit, the professional version gives you eveything above plus :

  • Auto Update ToolKit to latest available version at startup
  • Program up to 10 Quickpick slots and run them very quickly

If you’re into modding Android at all, then it’s ALWAYS best to learn to do these updates and mods manually, for which XDA-Developers is a fantastic place to start, but if you’re wanting a relatively easy way to do it, then this is a great way to go. To get access to the toolkit and start modding head on over to XDA now.

Do you prefer to mod your Nexus manually or automate it?

Source: XDA-Developers.
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I may have to buy a PC to replace my Mac just to be able to use this!


or you could just use bootcamp and install windows on your Mac?

Peter Massey

Or just download the SDK and do it all via a terminal prompt 😉

Peter Massey

Or just download the SDK and do it all via a terminal prompt 😉


just get virtual machine idiot