There’s nothing easier than using a toolkit to perform modifications on an android device. It’s been a while since the release of LG Nexus 4, and now, we have the all-in-one toolkit thanks to the brilliant XDA Developers member mskip. No one was expecting the release to be made so early, but now that it’s here, everyone is welcoming it with open arms. Read on for more details.
There are a lot of things you can do with the Nexus 4 toolkit. Some of the functions are one-click root, one-click bootloader unlock, creating a Nandroid backup, boot into ClockworkMod Touch Recovery without flash, BusyBox installation and much more. The toolkit is available for Windows users.
However, there’s one shortcoming in this toolkit. You can’t flash a custom recovery. This is because the secure boot image file stops the device from booting into flashed custom recovery. We expect the flashing option to be added in future update of the toolkit. The booting into custom recovery option works though.
Before we tell you how to use the toolkit on LG Nexus 4, you should note a few things. The steps you’re going to witness are to be used only on the said device, and applying them on any other device may lead to permanent damage. You should charge the battery properly as the process is a long one. Go to ‘Settings’. There, choose Developer Options > Enable USB Debugging. Create an easy backup of the important current files on your device. Make sure you’re using a Windows PC. Please note that the guide you’ll follow will be at your own risk. Android Tuition won’t be liable for any losses if anything goes wrong.
LG Nexus 4 all-in-one toolkit for rooting, unlocking bootloader etc. — Androite tutorial
Step 1: Download the Nexus 4 toolkit.
Step 2: Open the ‘.exe’ file that you downloaded in step 1.
Step 3: Under the heading ‘Toolkit action’, you’ll see install/uninstall the device drivers on your computer. Press ‘1’ on your keyboard if you didn’t install them already.
Step 4: Switch off your Nexus 4 and reboot into Fastboot mode by pressing and holding two buttons (Volume Down and Power) at the same time.
Step 5: With the help of a USB Cable, connect the device to the PC. A ‘serial number’ will pop up at the top right corner of the screen. This means the device was successfully detected by the Toolkit. Now you can enter any number you want on the keyboard for the appropriate action. From there, you’re just required to follow the on-screen instructions.
Well-done androites! You’ve learned how to use the all-in-one toolkit for LG Nexus 4. Feel free to leave comments. (via XDA)