January 9th, 2013, 04:03 PM
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Originally Posted by teddyearp
Very good points, both of you. I could not agree more.
So, that said, I think the best people to use toolkits are people like me; when you get old, you get lazy, lol. You read and read and read and learn all the ADB and fastboot commands, but when it comes to crunch time, I can use a toolkit and fall back on the real knowledge if any thing goes awry.
I know when helping people fix problems, most common being a deleted system partition, the quickest solution is simply to boot into recovery, adb push a new zip and/or gapps, and flash away. However, since most have no experience with adb and only know toolkits, that really only leaves using the toolkit to flash a factory image and thus wipe it. It's a shame, but it is what is and at least in the end the device can be saved.
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