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Old July 11th, 2012, 08:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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VERSION 1.6.4 - This program will automatically bring together all the files you need to unlock and root your device in a few clicks, or flash it back to stock and re-lock it. You can also use this program to backup/restore all your important data, flash zips, set file permissions, push and pull files, install apps, generate logcats/bugreports, and much more! With the included file association options, you can perform tasks like flashing zips, installing apps, restoring android backup files, and flashing/booting img files with just a double click! The program includes a full featured interface for automating tasks in TWRP, enhanced restore features, an in-built auto-updater/notification system, ‘any build’ mode, logcat/bugreport generation, advanced restore features, and quick tools utilities. All the latest Android builds and Nexus devices are now officially supported with full 4.2.2 support. The program intelligently and selectively downloads the files it needs for your device and makes sure you are using the latest files available. The main changes in this release are enhancements to “Flash Stock + Unroot” script, fixes to the updater, the ability to choose root with Koush’s new Superuser app, a streamlined system for updating to the latest custom recovery, and lots of general code improvements. Check out the updated changelog for a more comprehensive breakdown of the feature set in this release.
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I was just reading through his site about the root toolkit. Amazing!
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Read him tweet it yesterday. Its just as easy to do it manually, but I'd rather get it out of the way quickly so I can get right in to enjoying using the device.
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Updated to version 1.5.1 as the root script was stalling in 1.5, apparently.

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If I root with 1.5.1...do I need to re-root with 1.5.2? Might sound like a bit of a stupid question...but I'm a bit of a root-noob.
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If I root with 1.5.1...do I need to re-root with 1.5.2? Might sound like a bit of a stupid question...but I'm a bit of a root-noob.
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1.5.1 wasn't up to the task of rooting me.

It also wanted to install Samsung drivers when I had selected my Nexus 7 (Asus).
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1.5.1 wasn't up to the task of rooting me.

It also wanted to install Samsung drivers when I had selected my Nexus 7 (Asus).
Did you try these drivers? Others said they worked for them.
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I was one of the ones who alerted WugFresh to the fact that earlier versions were stalling, can confirm new 1.5.2 version working fine (although you will still need to command prompt to enter recovery). Link to full guide with lots of pics in my sig, most here shouldn't need anything that noob-friendly though, the process is very easy even via command prompt exclusively.
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I installed PDA.net to get them. Also had the SDK installed so those probably would have worked as well. I was rooted within an hour after buying it, but it took several tries. I used this to root my SGN, but had to use the other app to root my N7. 1.5.1 seemed to use the wrong recovery.img file since it would just hang trying to load it.

Just checked after updating and it still only showed Samsung drivers. If I select the N7, it shouldn't show those drivers.

I notice each version installs in it's own folder with the version in it's name so you either need to pick that folder again when you install or uninstall the previous version. I just install each version in C:\Wugs_GnexRootToolkit
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If I root with 1.5.1...do I need to re-root with 1.5.2? Might sound like a bit of a stupid question...but I'm a bit of a root-noob.
The toolkit only installs the binaries and superuser on your N7. It is only the tool. Once those are there, they will update on their own.
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Will the 64bit drivers be distributed as part of the package soon so we don't have to roll the dice on the 32bit ones?

To be on the safe side, I'm going to root from my Netbook since that has a 32bit OS on it.

Edit: Tried it on two different systems, both hanging at Checking ADB status in driver config.
Edit 2: Finally got it to go, looks like the problem was the drivers for my Optimus V that were making things hang.
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Worked great, and unlocked and rooted my Nexus 7.
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It also wanted to install Samsung drivers when I had selected my Nexus 7 (Asus).
Is it a problem if I unlocked with the Samsung drivers? I followed the walkthrough and didn't mention any others, so that's what I went with. Unlocked with no issues.

Also, can anyone confirm that you can now watch movies from the Play store if you're rooted? I'm holding off on rooting until this has been fixed.
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Also, I was updated to JR003D and that is not listed, only the original and the JR003C (1st update), going with the C version anyway.

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EDIT: Had problems with this, didn't seem to work and hung up. Started over with the manual root process rather than use this tool. I think it might be because of the JR003D, which is the latest update from Google. The JR003C selection and it was no go.

Unlocked and rooted, using the stock recovery so I won't have to mess with it when updates are available. cwm is good, just don't want to have to keep undoing it to get the updates.
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Bump so people can see it's updated. See my edits, Venom.
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Is it a problem if I unlocked with the Samsung drivers?
If it worked, I wouldn't sweat it. You may have already installed drivers thru other means or maybe the Samsung drivers also work on this.
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Took me an extra day but I'm rooted, updated and ready to rock.
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i have JRO03D on my Nexus. Hope this works.
I was going to root manually especially where I had the JRO03D build number as well but I figured what the heck give it a shot and it worked great. I used the JRO03C build on the toolkit.
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I've loaded the root kit on two different PCs now, and it hasn't worked properly on either one.

The automatic driver installation failed both times, so I did the manual driver installation - which worked, but all of the sanity checks ("list adb devices", "boot into boot loader") failed. Even though ADB works perfectly on both PCs when I run it from the command line, the root kit doesn't seem to show anything.

Doesn't matter, I suppose. I've rooted and unlocked all previous devices through the command line, and it took less time than fiddling with the root toolkit. Just thought I'd try a new tool - I guess that's what I get for doing something different
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IF THE PROGRAM IS STALLING ON YOU (FOR ADB CHECK):
  1. Restart the toolkit
  2. On the main interface hit the "Launch" button to open Advanced utilities
  3. In the advanced utilities interface; hit the "Launch CMD Prompt" button
  4. Type the following cmd Code:
    adb start-server
  5. Now you should be able to use any of the utilities in the toolkit without it stalling.
This extra step is just a temporary solution, until I release v1.5.3; then this won't be necessary.

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I also read there is an officlal release of CWM out now he will be adding in the next version.
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This tool good for 4.1.1?
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This tool good for 4.1.1?
Yes, under model type choose JRO03C. It will still work even if you have D.
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I normally go the command line route for such things but gave this a try and it was just too easy :-)

Didn't bother with guides, just read the site, downloaded and did the deed.

Rooted, returned to stock and rooted again without issues.
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Nothing wrong with easy.

Save your brain for something challenging, like what'd I do with my car keys.
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Exactly Takes away the stress after mis-typing the same command 3 times in a row etc

I will be doing all future business with the N7 through this brilliant tool.
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Hmmm can i root it first, backup everything with TB, then unlock?
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Hmmm can i root it first, backup everything with TB, then unlock?
TB won't run without root, you should first use the Root Kit option to back everything up, unlock it, root it, then restore your backup.
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You can root without unlocking. There's a guide in the galaxy nexus all things root section. Should apply I would think.....
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But unlocking erases your sdcard so you'd have to back that up too.

Easier just to let WUG's do all the work for you.
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You can root without unlocking. There's a guide in the galaxy nexus all things root section. Should apply I would think.....
Okay, I'm new to Nexus but I read on here somewhere that you had to unlock to root, I never had saw that before but each android device is different and this is my first Nexus device.
So do you or don't you have to unlock to root?
When they say locked and unlocked I assume they're talking about the boot loader? If so why even put a locked boot loader on a device that can be unlocked?
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So the people who don't know what they're doing don't break stuff lol

But yeah, rooting without unlocking seems difficult, and I can't find the post on how to do it.
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I read that the backup and restore option can be used without root with the galaxy nexus. I can find the link later today.

But it looked promising. Assuming it worked on the n7 too, you could use it to keep your stuff safe whilst you root and wipe.
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I don't know about a nandroid backup but I did the regular backup (user apps and system apps) before rooting.
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Where you select the model and droid version, there is an option for

Nexus 7 4.1.1 JRO03C

Well I have;

Nexus 7 4.1.1 JRO03D

Should I just use the 'C' option and hope for the best or will this effect the unlocking and rooting process?
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Should I just use the 'C' option and hope for the best or will this effect the unlocking and rooting process?
Yes, C will work fine. He is adding D in the next update.
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So, installing the drivers installed pda.net on my computer and N7. Can I uninstall pda.net without affecting the drivers it installed? Can I still use the root toolkit program if I uninstall pda.net?
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So, installing the drivers installed pda.net on my computer and N7. Can I uninstall pda.net without affecting the drivers it installed? Can I still use the root toolkit program if I uninstall pda.net?
I think I read you can uninstall pda.net and still have the drivers but I haven't tried it.

I just bought another one after sending my last one back for refund about 10 days ago, but I remember often having to reinstall the drivers when I wanted to do something with the Toolkit. I had a problem with ADB finding it unless I did that.

As soon as my new one charges up I'll be doing it again.
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This toolkit is the most awesome thing i have ever used when rooting. Already saved my butt from my stupid experiments. Its just too easy.

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i rooted my HTC Evo back in the day and i remember the basic steps to doing it. however, this time around, when i uninstall the dinky stock Windows 7 driver for the N7, it will uninstall and then go ahead and re-install the same driver, so i can't force the alternate driver installation before Windows decides to re-install.

can't configure adb, so i'm stuck. any ideas?
I had the same problem. I'd recommend uninstalling all of the drivers, using that tool the root kit links you to, and then installing the windows component of pdanet (a tethering app).

I'd heard it was a pretty reliable way to get adb drivers working, and it did work for me first time.
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Yeah, that was the tool I used to remove all of the USB drivers. I uninstalled anything to do with android, Asus or Google.

I'm not sure about that error though. I don't even think I had my tablet plugged in until after pdanet finished installing, so it wouldn't need to connect.
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nevermind. changed the USB port and it worked.
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