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    [GNex TOOLKIT V7.4 Drivers, Backup, Unlock, Root, CWM, Flash, Mods + MUCH MORE [LTE]

    INTRODUCING THE GALAXY NEXUS TOOLKIT [JELLYBEAN EDITION]

    FUNCTIONS OF GALAXY NEXUS TOOLKIT V7.4 [GSM + LTE][11TH JULY 2012]
    • Install correct adb/fastboot drivers automatically on Windows xp/vista/7 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
    • 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
    • Backup/Restore your /efs partition 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
    • Mods section to automatically perform certain tasks on your phone
    • 1-Click For All to Unlock, Root, Rename the Restore File and CWM
    • Unlock/Re-Lock your Bootloader
    • Download Google Stock Image directly to correct ToolKit folder for extrtacting and flashing (no need to move it manually anymore)
    • Flash Google Stock Image to phone
    • Root any public build of ICS automatically (ANY Stock build upto and including maguro/toro/toroplus 4.0.4)
    • Root Stock Jelly Bean builds (upto 4.1.1) on all models
    • Rename the Recovery Restore File present on some Stock Roms
    • Flash Stock Recovery, CWM Touch Recovery or TWRP Touch Recovery
    • Boot into CWM Touch Recovery or TWRP 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
    • Pull and Trim your Radio Image from your phone and save to your PC (thanks to josteink for Radio Trimmer)
    • Rip cache.img to zip file in CWM format (by Adam Lange)
    • Open new Command Prompt for manual input
    • Reboot Phone to Fastboot Mode or Android in fastboot mode
    • Reboot Phone to Fastboot Mode, Recovery, Android or Download Mode in adb mode
    • Turn Initial Start Screen On/Off for next use

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    !CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE GALAXY NEXUS TOOLKIT V7.4! (MODS SECTION V2.1 INCLUDED)

    NOTE: As the ToolKit.exe and ModsSection.exe files aren't Digitally Signed with a Microsoft Certificate they 'may' get picked up as potentially harmful by Antivirus Programs and deleted on first run. If this happens restore the file and exclude it from future scans to use it.

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    [YOUTUBE]bf7H3QT_Vqc&hd[/YOUTUBE] [YOUTUBE]1y3Lm6feyGI[/YOUTUBE]

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    THE PHONE MODS SECTION IS FOR EVERYONE AND CONTAINS AUTOMATED MODIFICATIONS FOR YOUR PHONE THAT YOU COULD DO ON YOUR OWN (IF YOU KNEW HOW) BUT I JUST THOUGHT I WOULD MAKE IT ALOT EASIER. AT PRESENT YOU CAN CHANGE THE DENSITY (DPI) OF YOUR SCREEN TO MAKE EVERYTHING LARGER OR SMALLER, ENABLE/DISABLE THE '1 NO' MOD ON CWM TO SAVE YOU HAVING TO SCROLL THROUGH ALL THOSE NO'S EVERYTIME YOU FLASH A ROM, ENABLE/DISABLE THE CAMERA SOUNDS EVEN IF YOU VOLUME IS AT FULL VOLUME (THE FOCUS SOUND CAN ONLY BE DISABLED ON 4.0.3 BUILDS), CHANGE THE CAMERA PROFILE SETTINGS TO ENABLE A HIGHER BITRATE WHEN USING THE CAMCORDER (AMONG OTHER THINGS) AND FORCE 100% SAVES ON THE CAMERA, CHANGE THE WIFI SCAN INTERVAL, DISABLE/ENABLE STARTUP BOOT ANIMATION AND CHANGE SCREEN COLOURCONTROL SETTINGS. I WILL ADD TO THIS AS I FIND NEW MODS

    THE EXTRAS V.I.P. SECTION IS AVAILABLE TO DONATORS AND CONTRIBUTORS OF THE TOOLKIT AS A THANK YOU FROM ME. THIS SECTION CONTAINS BROWSER TIPS, GENERAL TIPS, KEYBOARD TIPS, MARKET TIPS, SCREEN TIPS, SECURITY TIPS AND SETTINGS TIPS AS WELL AS A FEW TRICKS YOU CAN DO WITH YOUR PHONE. I WILL CONTINUE TO ADD TO IT BUT IN NO WAY SHOULD YOU DONATE JUST TO SEE THE EXTRAS SECTION AS IT WAS ONLY MADE AS A THANK YOU. IF YOU FEEL LIKE YOU WANT TO DONATE THEN DONATE FOR THE GREAT AND FREE TO USE GALAXY NEXUS TOOLKIT

    (Changelog at the Bottom of Post#1)











    PLEASE READ THE *FAQ* IN POST#2 BEFORE ASKING QUESTIONS

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    1. INSTALLING ADB/FASTBOOT DRIVERS

    The first thing you need to do is to install the adb/fastboot drivers. These are needed so that you can unlock your bootloader, root your phone and flash CWM (ClockworkMod) Recovery.

    THE DRIVERS CAN NOW BE INSTALLED DIRECTLY VIA THE TOOLKIT. OPTION 1 IN THE MAIN MENU.
    IF YOU HAVE ANY TROUBLE WITH THE TOOLKIT INSTALLING THE DRIVERS PLEASE POST IN THIS THREAD WITH YOUR OPERATING SYSTEM VERSION AND ERROR MESSAGE.

    a. If you dont want to use the ToolKit to install the drivers then the best best drivers to try are PdaNet for Android, download and run the 32-bit Windows 7/Vista/XP or 64-bit Windows 7/Vista and follow the instructions to install (selecting Samsung as your device manufacturer if asked).

    You can remove pdanet for Android from your phone and pc at a later time without removing the drivers.

    b. After the drivers have been installed disconnect the usb cable and shut down your phone. Keep holding the 'Volume Up' and 'Volume Down' buttons and press the 'Power' button to boot the phone into FastBoot Mode.

    c. Goto your Control Panel on your PC and open the Device Manager. You want this open so you can see the FastBoot driver is installed or so you can install it manually.

    d. Connect the usb cable. In the Device Manager a new item called 'Android 1.0' should pop up and then the driver should install automatically. Once it is installed you will have a new section in the Device Manager called Android Phone without an "!" meaning its installed correctly.

    MAKE SURE YOU ENABLE USB DEBUGGING IN SETTINGS, DEVELOPER OPTIONS BEFORE CONNECTING THE USB CABLE IN ADB MODE SO THAT THE PC CAN DETECT THE PHONE PROPERLY.

    Note 1: If the driver doesnt install automatically then double click on the Android 1.0 item, then click on the driver tab and select 'update driver'. Select 'browse my computer' and then 'Let me pick from a list'. If no items appear in the list then untick 'Show compatible hardware' and find the Android adb driver or Samsung adb driver.

    Note 2: If you are still having problems setting up the fastboot drivers then have a read of *THIS* guide which may help you.

    Note 3: Samsung Verizon Drivers can be downloaded *HERE*. These drivers will most probably only work on LTE devices.

    Note 4: Sprint users may have better luck downloading drivers from *HERE* (click on 'See All Downloads' then select 'Software' at the bottom) if you cant get the automatic drivers to work from the ToolKit.

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    2. USING MSKIPS' GALAXY NEXUS TOOLKIT V7.4

    a. Download the Galaxy Nexus ToolKit package and run to install the ToolKit to your PC. The installation will also create a Shortcut on your desktop for easy access. You now have the option to include or exclude the drivers files at installation so if you already have your drivers set up and are just updating the ToolKit then you can untick the drivers if you wish.

    b. Once the ToolKit is installed put your phone into Fastboot Mode (Hold 'Volume Up' and 'Volume Down' buttons whilst pressing the 'Power' Button) and double click on the 'Galaxy Nexus ToolKit v7.4' shortcut on your desktop to run it. You can also connect your phone whilst it is in Android as it detects adb mode and you can boot to Fastboot from the Main Menu if you want to.

    c. The first screen will ask you which model and Build you have (GSM or LTE) and set up the Main Menu accordingly.

    d. When you enter the Main Menu you will see 'Fastboot Mode' and 'Adb Mode' at the top. If you have installed your drivers correctly then you will see your phones serial number under the mode you are in at the time. If you see this then your device is connected and you can carry on.

    e. Each option has full information on what it is and how to use it.

    f. After you have finished you can either boot straight into CWM Recovery to flash a Custom Rom (if you have already downloaded one and copied it to the root of your Internal Memory on your phone) or boot back into Android as normal.

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    3. FLASHING A ROM, RADIO OR KERNEL VIA CWM RECOVERY

    a. Download your chosen Rom, Radio or Kernel from the Development Forum, then make sure your phone is booted up as normal and connect your usb cable so it goes into MTP Mode. Copy the .zip file (DO NOT UNZIP IT FIRST) to the 'Internal Storage' part on your phone. Do not copy it to a Sub Directory as it will be harder to find when flashing it.

    b. Enter CWM Recovery by first entering the Fastboot mode Screen (Disconnect the usb cable (if you have one plugged in), then shut down your phone. Keep holding the 'Volume Up' and 'Volume Down' buttons and press the 'Power' button to boot the phone into FastBoot Mode), then select 'Recovery mode' by pressing the 'Volume Down' button and then press the 'Power' button to enter CMW Recovery.

    You can also enter Recovery by downloading Rom Manager (free from the Market) which gives you the option to reboot to Recovery.

    c. Scroll down to 'Install zip from sdcard' and select. Then select 'choose zip from sdcard'.

    d. Scroll to your Roms' zip file and select. Then scroll down to 'Yes' in the list and select to start flashing the Rom.

    e. When flashing is finished select 'Go Back' until you get to the Main Menu and then select 'reboot system now' to reboot your phone into Android.

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    USEFUL INFORMATION

    How to get into your FastBoot Mode
    1. Turn your phone off
    2. Unplug your usb cable if you have one plugged in
    3. Keep holding the 'Volume Up' and 'Volume Down' buttons and press the 'Power' button to boot the phone into FastBoot Mode

    How to get into ClockworkMod Recovery
    1. First boot into FastBoot Mode as described above
    2. Scroll down with the 'Volume Down' button until it says 'Recovery mode' at the top and press the 'Power' button to enter Recovery

    Show the Menu in the Stock Recovery Screen
    1. Hold the Power button and keep holding as you press the Volume Up button. The blue recovery menu screen should pop up.

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    ChangeLog:
    ToolKit v7.4 (11th July 2012)
    +Added ToolKit support for JellyBean 4.1.1 (yakju and takju but other models can use either of these to root)
    +Added option to boot from insecure kernel for Internal Storage backup to fix problems on JellyBean builds
    +Reorganised folders in ToolKit
    +Made some changes to scripts suggested by users
    +Clarified some points in the Model Selection Screen

    ModsSection v2.1 (10th July 2012)
    +Added JellyBean check for certain mods that do not work on 4.1+ (disables those mods if on JellyBean)

    ToolKit v7.3 (10th July 2012)
    +Added full auto download Google Stock Image to
    ToolKit folder ready for extracting/flashing (no need
    to move the file manually anymore)
    +Fixed Stock Recovery flash flashing TWRP Recovery
    +Removed 'Restore NAND files to extSDCard' since
    there is no external SD Card (oops)
    +Adb server is restarted before the Main Menu to
    improve stability
    +Minor re-writes to improve some scripts

    ToolKit v7.2 (9th July 2012) ANOTHER BIG UPDATE!
    +Added Root support for Jelly Bean (4.1) on all models (maguro, toro, toroplus)
    +Added Busybox install into 1-CLICK process
    +Added download link for Stock Toro IMM76K image
    +Added option to keep/delete NAND backup files after NAND backup completes
    +Added option to push NAND backup folder to Internal or External Storage for CWM restore
    +Added Superuser 3.1.3 zip file to root folder for flashing via Custom Recovery if required
    +Added insecure boot image for LTE IMM76K builds
    +Added Cache Ripper by Adam Lange in Dev Tools
    +Grouped Recovery flash options
    +Grouped Bootloader Unlock/ReLock options
    +Added Colour Settings (background and text)
    +Added Reboot to Download Mode in Reboot Options
    +Reorganised alot of the Menu Screens
    +ToolKit kills adb server when exiting via 'x' in the
    Main Menu

    ModsSection v2.0 (9th July 2012)
    +Added check step for Jelly Bean compatability
    +Added step to ask if a NAND backup wants to be made before attempting any mods
    +Ammended text on Menu Screens
    +Minor changes

    ToolKit v7.0 (31st May 2012) BIG UPDATE!
    +Added ability to perform a FULL NANDROID Backup of your system (Boot img, Cache tar, Data tar, Recovery img and System tar) via adb and save in Custom Recovery format on your PC which can be Restored via CWM Recovery
    * Added /data and /system folders backup, compress to a .tar file and save to your PC
    * Added Backup/Restore of your /efs partition
    * Added Dump of selected Phone Partitions, compress to a .zip file with md5 and save to your PC
    * Added Install BusyBox binary on your phone
    * Moved backup/restore options to a single screen
    * Tidied up alot of text on screens

    ToolKit v6.2 (16th May 2012)
    +Added Verizon IMM76K to Model Selection Screen
    +Added Verizon IMM76K root support
    +Added info about Google Play devices not wiping after Bootloader Unlock
    +Added useful info on Model Selection Screen
    +Added extra info on several options to help users
    +Various minor bug fixes and optimised code more

    ToolKit v6.1 (2nd May 2012)
    +Added Takju to Model Selection Screen
    +Added rooting support for takju Stock Roms
    +Added option to download Google Stock Image files directly via the ToolKit
    +Added extra option to date format and added text for less errors backing up
    +Added TWRP Touch Recovery to boot/flash options
    +Added Sprint Stock Recovery image to the ToolKit
    +Added Help info for App Backup option
    +Added extraction check and auto rename of Google Image for incorrectly named files when flashing
    +Added support for flashing Radio-cdma image files to correct partition on lte devices
    +Added Sprint driver info to Manual Information
    +Added proper insecure boot image from toroplus model IMM76D
    +Changed CWM in 1-Click method to Touch version

    ModsSection v1.7 (1st May 2012)
    +Bought up to date with latest ToolKit

    ToolKit v6.0 (23rd April 2012)
    +Added Dump/View/Clear Selectable LogCat buffers
    +Added Dump/View BugReport to PC
    +Added support for gsm build 4.0.4 (IMM76I)
    +Added support for Sprint lte build 4.0.4 (IMM76D)
    +Added more clarity in root method
    +Updated adb to latest version from google (1.0.29)

    ModsSection v1.6 (23rd April 2012)
    +Added support for gsm build 4.0.4 (IMM76I)
    +Added support for Sprint lte build 4.0.4 (IMM76D)
    +Increased Camera quality settings on 2x profile

    ToolKit v5.7 (16th April 2012)
    +Added extra error control when flashing Google Stock Rom to detect incorrectly named files
    +Added more info after installing drivers
    +Fixed Camera quality profiles for fast sound in HQ (Phone Mods Section)
    +Minor bug fixes and streamlined code

    ToolKit v5.6 (30th March 2012)
    +Added Root support for GSM IMM76D Build 4.0.4
    ModsSection v1.5 (30th March 2012)
    +Added support for GSM IMM76D Build 4.0.4

    v5.5 (13th March 2012)
    +Added Screen Colour Control to Mods Section
    +Updated Radio Trimmer (thanks to Josteink)
    +Added recognition of .tar files in the Google Stock Image flash
    +Added text in cwm flash section to clarify recovery restore file
    +Added some updates and more stability to scripts

    v5.4 (23rd February 2012)
    +Added backup /data/media (virtual SD Card) to PC
    +Added pull and trim Radio Image from phone and save to PC
    +Optimised some of the procedures in the ToolKit
    +Added some important information to some of the procedures to avoid confusion
    +Used a new program to convert the batch file so everything being done on the phone is now displayed on the PC (was being hidden before)
    +Added modssection v1.3 file to the ToolKit

    ModsSection v1.3 update (10th February 2012)
    Note: This version is NOT in the latest ToolKit v5.3
    +You will now only be asked once whether you are running an insecure boot and will not be asked again until you select to reboot the phone
    +Fixed a minor script error for setting Boot Animation On/Off

    v5.3 (9th February 2012)
    +Added info on 1-CLICK screen so users know they need to be in Fastboot Mode before starting
    +Minor script edits
    +Added Wifi Scan Interval and Startup Boot Animation On/Off mods to Phone Mods Section
    +Added reboot option to mods that need a reboot to take affect so several mods can be done before rebooting
    +Cleaned up Mods Section scripts

    v5.2 (7th February 2012)
    +Added official root support to 4.0.4 CDMA/LTE models
    +Added a new media_profile mod for the Camera/Camcorder and tweaked existing ones

    v5.1 (3rd February 2012)
    +Very minor update to add the FULL installation path when installing as it confused some people

    v5.0 (2nd February 2012)
    +Added Mods Section to change settings on phone
    +Added NEW cwm Touch version to Boot and Flash options
    +Moved Reboot Options into seperate screen
    +Changed some of the driver installation files for more compatability with different Windows Builds
    +Re-wrote alot of the scripts for more stability
    +Fixed a few small bugs that I found
    +Added insecure boot options to some of the options so they will work with Stock Roms
    +Added an option in the Main Menu to open a seperate command prompt for manual input
    +Packaged everything using a commercial package creator for easier setup of files and added a shortcut to the desktop
    +With new installer the driver files can be left out on installation if you already have your drivers set up

    V4.1 (17th January 2012)
    +Minor update to fix an incorrect date stamp on certain peoples pc's using the backup option. If you dont have any problems with the backup utility then there is no need to update to V4.1
    +Other minor text changes on a few screens

    V4.0 (15th January 2012)
    +Added Install option which will automatically install the correct adb/fastboot drivers for your phone. This has only been tested on Windows 7 but the options for XP and Vista should work fine. If none of the options work please report it and use the manual options (or help me fix the code if you know how)
    +Added Backup/Restore option to back up your apps user data, apks and internal storage. You can backup the user data of a single package if you wish and the ToolKit will display a list of all install apps so you can input the correct text
    +Added a section for all past/future donators as a special thank you from me which will be updated regularly and include tips, tricks and tweaks for your galaxy nexus. Please feel free to email me if you wish to add to the list.
    +Rewrote some of the options to make them run alot smoother and hopefully with less bugs
    +Fixed some faulty code in v3.1

    V3.1 (9th January 2012)
    +Added adb detection step on root and 1-Click options to make them safer and easier
    +Added Install a single apk or all apks in the put_apks_to_install_here folder on your pc to phone (very nice function)
    +Added a new page for Extras, Tips and Tricks which I will start adding tweaks to
    +Cleaned code

    V3.0 (7th January 2012)
    +Added 1-Click For All Option which will do everything (Unlock, Root, Rename Recovery Restore file and Flash CWM Recovery)
    +Added Boot/Flash img files directly from the PC
    +Added Push/Pull/Set Permissions of files in ADB Mode
    +Added Reboot phone to FastBoot Mode/CWM Recovery or Android in ADB Mode
    +Added Ability to turn on/off the StartScreens so the program will start directly in the Main Menu
    +Added ADB Mode Serial number at the top
    +Rewritten most of the script

    V2.2 (29th December 2011)
    +Fixed a problem with flashing the update zip file once extracted from the Google Factory Rom (for use with option 5)
    +Added some more wording to various options to make sure people know whats happening

    V2.1 (28th December 2011)
    +Added Automation of Extracting and Flashing Google Factory Roms from the .tgz downloads on their website and file cleanup after flashing.
    +Rewrote parts of the onscreen information and added extra clarification on some screens.
    +Added the Stock Recovery for ICL53F so the correct recovery image is flashed depending on your Build version.
    +Cleaned the coding up in areas and make it more intuitive.

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    You can find the manual instructions in Post#3 (although some of these are slightly outdated now) if you dont wish to use the Galaxy Nexus ToolKit.

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    *DISCLAIMER*

    I take no responsibility for any fault or damage caused by any procedures within this guide. No warranties of any kind are given.
    Last edited by mskip; 07-11-2012 at 06:59 AM. Reason: Version Update
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    **FAQ**

    Q. What is ADB Shell?

    Adb shell is a linux command line tool (because android is based on linux) used to send commands to your android device. For S-ON devices, this is crucial for modifying files in the /system partition (where the rom sits) as you cannot modify anything in /system when the rom is running without S-OFF (e.g removing system apps).

    From Google:

    Android Debug Bridge (adb) is a versatile tool lets you manage the state of an emulator instance or Android-powered device. It is a client-server program that includes three components:
    A client, which runs on your development machine. You can invoke a client from a shell by issuing an adb command. Other Android tools such as the ADT plugin and DDMS also create adb clients.
    A server, which runs as a background process on your development machine. The server manages communication between the client and the adb daemon running on an emulator or device.
    A daemon, which runs as a background process on each emulator or device instance.

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    Q. What is FASTBOOT?

    Fastboot is 2 things. It is a mode on the phone, which looks a little like Bootloader. You can access it by holding 'Volume Up' and 'Volume Down' whilst turning on the phone.

    It is also a way of flashing radios, recovery, boot images and system images in a command line method from a PC much like adb.

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    Q. I flashed CWM but each time I reboot the Stock Recovery is back

    There is an auto recovery restore system on Android that will reflash the Stock Recovery if you flash CWM on a Stock Rom.

    Use Root Explorer to Mount the system folder as R/W (or use a free app from the Market). Delete the file recovery-from-boot.p from /system. Now when you flash CWM Recovery it will NOT be overwritten after a reboot.

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    Q. When would i perform a nandroid vs a titanium backup?

    You would perform a nandroid backup to back up your entire system including boot image and data and system partitions so you can restore your entire system back to that particular point in the future.

    You would use Titanium Backup mainly to back up your installed apps and settings so they could be reinstalled easily and quickly on any future roms. You can also choose individual apps to backup or restore on Titanium Backup whereas if you restore your boot partition via CWM Recovery you are stuck with the whole lot.

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    Q. How do I Update to the latest Google Stock Rom?

    THE FOLLOWING PROCESS WILL ERASE YOUR INTERNAL STORAGE BACKUP ANYTHING YOU NEED.

    You can use the GN ToolKit which will do everything automatically or execute the following steps.

    Or you can follow the following instructions and do it manually:

    These steps assume that you have set up your adb/fastboot drivers correctly.

    1. Download it from *HERE*.
    2. Unzip it to a folder on your pc.
    3. Copy the file fastboot-windows.exe to this folder (you can find the fastboot file in many places including my ToolKit download on post#1).
    4. Browse to this folder on your pc, hold the 'shift' key down while right clicking on a blank area of the window and select 'Open command window here' to open a command prompt in that folder.
    5. Boot the phone into Fastboot Mode (KEEP holding the 'Volume up' and 'Volume down' buttons while pressing the 'Power' button).
    6. Connect your device via the usb cable
    7. In the command prompt type:
    fastboot-windows devices
    which should return your phones serial number and prove you are connected.
    8. To flash the google images type the following:
    fastboot-windows flash bootloader bootloader-maguro-primekk15.img
    fastboot-windows reboot-bootloader
    fastboot-windows flash radio radio-maguro-i9250xxkk6.img
    fastboot-windows reboot-bootloader
    fastboot-windows -w update image-yakju-icl53f.zip
    9. Press the power button to boot into pure Android and complete the setup.

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    Q. I want to send my phone back so I need to flash a stock rom and relock the bootloader

    1. Download and run the GN Toolkit.
    2. Follow instructions on the first screen to install fastboot drivers (if you havent already done so)
    3. Option5 to flash a stock rom.
    4. Let the phone reboot, then shut the phone down and reenter fastboot mode again (hold vol up and vol down buttons together while pressing power button).
    5. Option7 to relock the bootloader.

    Your internal storage will be formatted and data and cache wiped.

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    Q. What is the difference between Nandroid and Titanium backup?

    A NANDROID will backup the whole system including boot, system, data and recovery partitions so you can restore a complete rom and all data and settings.

    Essentially Titanium Backup is used to backup apps and associated user data. These could be restored AFTER a full wipe and a new Rom had been flashed on your phone.

    The other option now which google added into the new adb command list is the adb backup which is in the ToolKit and can do the same job as Titanium Backup but will store the data on your PC rather than on the phone (where it takes up space and could be deleted).

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    Is the tool kit mac friendly?

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk

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    Not yet, sorry I dont own a mac and have no experience with macs so I dont have any way of writing or testing on that OS.

    I do want to make it available for Mac and Linux in the future though.

    Mark.

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    Does anyone try this method?

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    Quote Originally Posted by leshin View Post
    Does anyone try this method?
    The ToolKit?

    My main thread for the Galaxy Nexus ToolKit is on xda-developers *HERE* where I am a senior moderator. The ToolKit has been downloaded over 20,000 times and is very safe and foolproof I just thought I would post it here also for the benefit of this community and users that may not use xda

    Mark.

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    Wow this is a GREAT tool good work Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by rayhodge02 View Post
    Wow this is a GREAT tool good work Mark
    Thank you

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    Wow, this is awesome! I will give it a look this weekend <3

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    Quote Originally Posted by Creegz View Post
    Wow, this is awesome! I will give it a look this weekend <3
    If you need any help just let me know

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