Some device owners tend to have to wait weeks for a root toolkit, but things are a bit different when it comes to Nexus devices. Just a week after its launch a root toolkit has already been released for the latest edition to the tablet side of the Nexus family, the Nexus 10.
These toolkits make it easy to apply root and perform root-related functions for users who aren’t too savvy with a command line. You can do things like unlock your bootloader, root the device, install proper USB drivers to your PC, flash a recovery, backup certain parts of your system and more.
The tools are so valuable that many donate for full access whether they need it or not. I know I did for several of my devices, and while I could have just gone the manual route for many of these functions the toolkits save a lot of time and headache.
It’s a great asset for those who have never rooted a device or seen a command prompt before, so if that describes you then you’ll definitely want to grab this download. The following are just a few of the features you can expect to find:
FUNCTIONS OF GOOGLE NEXUS 10 TOOLKIT V1.0.0 [20TH 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 the Bootloader, Root, Rename the Restore File and Flash Custom Recovery
* 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
If you head to the source link you’ll find that this excerpt is very small compared to the full list. Be sure to glance over that, read the instructions three times over, grab the download links and set your device as free as it can be. And don’t worry about praying to the gods about not bricking your Nexus 10 — it’s so hard to do that you probably won’t need divine intervention.
[via XDA, thanks to everyone who sent this in!]
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