Nexus 4 Toolkit Is Your One-Stop-Shop For Rooting, Backups And More

Nexus 4 Toolkit Is Your One-Stop-Shop For Rooting, Backups And More

If you’ve been looking for an easy way to not only root your Nexus 4, but backup your device and tweak its settings, the program you need is the recently released Nexus 4 Toolkit that, put simply, does it all.

The announcement post on the xda-developers forum contains an extensive list of instructions as well as a comprehensive FAQ for the curious. The download for the Nexus 7 Toolkit is around 33MB and appears to be Windows-only.

As mentioned in this AddictiveTips post about the application, rooting the Nexus 4 requires a little work, so having a more straightforward method available is great.

Here’s an unedited list of the toolkit’s capabilities, direct from xda-developers:

FUNCTIONS OF GOOGLE NEXUS 4 TOOLKIT V1.0.0 [17TH NOVEMBER 2012] * 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 Jelly Bean builds (upto 4.2.0 JOP40C) * 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 available to all ToolKit Donators * Auto Update ToolKit to latest pushed version at startup (donator feature) * Program up to 10 Quickpic slots and run them very quickly (donator feature) * 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) * Flash Google Stock Image to phone * Rename the Recovery Restore File present on some Stock Roms * Boot into CWM Touch 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

There’s also a “donate” version that does everything the free toolkit does, with the addition of an auto-update feature, a “tips and tricks” section and “Quickpic” slot customisation.

[NEXUS 4 TOOLKIT V1.0.0] Drivers, Backup, Unlock, Root, Flash, Mods + MUCH MORE [xda-developers, via AddictiveTips]


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