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Nexus 10 joins the list of AIO (All-In-One) Toolkit devices within few days after Nexus 4's Toolkit release, with due credit to the industrious XDA developer mskip. The AIO toolkit brings a host of developer options and tweaks to the tablet: from installing basic drivers to rooting, unlocking and backing up and restoring your device.
Here is the complete list of features supported by the Google Nexus 10 Toolkit v1.3:
- Installation of adb/fastboot drivers to your PC with Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista or XP on 32bit/64bit
- Backing up and restoring a single package or the entire bundle of apps, user data and the internal storage
- Backing up of the /data/media (virtual SD Card) section for the Full Safe backup of the data
- Unlock/Re-Lock the 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
- Pull /data and /system folders, compress to a .tar file and save to your PC
- Flash Custom Recovery or Google Stock Image to phone
- Rename the Recovery Restore File present on some Stock ROMS
- Use adb sideload in Custom Recovery to root/unroot zip files very easily
- Boot into CWM Touch Recovery without Flashing it
- Boot or Flash .img Files directly from your PC
- Pull Files from your phone to your PC
- Dump selected LogCat buffers to your PC
- Install a single apk or multiple apk's to your phone
- Push Files from your PC to your phone
- 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
Nexus 10 Toolkit paves the way for a full Nandroid Backup of your system (Boot, Cache, Data, Recovery and System) via adb. The data backup is then saved in Custom Recovery format on your computer, which can be later restored via CWM Recovery. Users must, however, note that it is not possible to root the Nexus 10 tablet without unlocking its bootloader first. The device's bootloader can be locked again once the rooting is done.
Download Nexus 10 Toolkit from here and save it on your Windows computer desktop.
How to Install Nexus 10 Toolkit
- Browse to the Nexus 10 Toolkit file that you downloaded to your computer desktop and double-click on it.
- Hit the Next button until you reach the final installation screen. NOTE: Do not alter or edit any default settings or options during the setup.
- Once the Toolkit is installed, just launch the app using its desktop shortcut icon.
- Type "No" once the app is launched and then hit Enter key to load the Nexus 10 Toolkit main menu.
- Now, you will get access to several one-click features including Root, Unlock, Unbrick, Unroot, Relock, and Backup and Restore. To perform any particular operation just press the corresponding number on your keyboard and press Enter.
- In order to complete the process of operation, just follow the onscreen instructions and you are all set to harness the power of Nexus 10 Toolkit at your fingertips.
For further assistance check out the video tutorials below (Courtesy: XDA Developers):