One click root for Google’s flagship phone – the Nexus 4 is now available. This hard work is done by the member of the XDA-Developers forum named as “mskip” and thanks to all the efforts of this member, we now have a fully functional Google Nexus 4 Toolkit that performs multiple functions like 1-click unlock, root, automatic driver installation, backup, restore, flash, mod and more. The best part of this utility is of course, the one-click bootloader unlock and root. Let’s take a closer look at this utility.
This LG Google Nexus 4 toolkit offers plethora of features and some of these features are:
- Install/Uninstall Nexus 4 drivers on your PC
- Backup/Restore a single package or all apps, user data and Internal Storage.
- 1-Click bootloader unlock & re-lock.
- 1-Click root and un-root.
- Reboot Phone to Fastboot Mode or Android from fastboot mode.
- Reboot Phone to Fastboot Mode, Recovery, Android or Download Mode from adb mode.
- Download Google Stock Image directly to correct ToolKit folder for extracting and flashing.
- Install a single apk or multiple apk’s to your phone.
- Set Files Permissions on your phone.
- Install BusyBox on your phone.
- Mods section to automatically perform certain tasks on your phone.
- Push Files from your PC to your phone.
- Pull Files from your phone to your PC.
- Dump BugReport to your PC.
Before proceeding forward, note that ToolKit.exe and ModsSection.exe files are not Digitally Signed with a Microsoft Certificate and therefore some antivirus and security programs might pick them up as harmful. Don’t worry, just ignore that warning and start using this toolkit.
How to Use the Nexus 4 Tool Kit
- Download the Nexus 4 tool kit and install it. (LINK)
- Run Toolkit.exe but don’t plug in your device.
- You will be able to see the above screen. First thing that you will need to do is to install the adb/fastboot drivers. This is required to unlock your bootloader, root your phone, etc functions. Press 1 to install the drivers.
- Once drivers are installed, reboot your device into fastboot mode. To do this, hold the ‘Volume Up’ and ‘Volume Down’ buttons and press the ‘Power’ button.
- Now it’s time to connect your device to the computer using the USB cable. Also make sure that USB Debugging in the Settings of your device is enabled.
- From the main menu, you can see your phones serial number show up. This means that your device is properly connected and you are good to go.
- Now choose the option that you want to perform and hit Enter. Each option comes with detailed information which means you won’t get confused.
For more information, queries and help, visit the thread at XDA-Developers forum from below.