Samsung’s phones are amongst the most popular ones in the Android developer community, since the company regularly releases source code for their devices to allow for easier hacking and development. As a result, there are easy-to-use hacking tools available for most of their lineup. The Galaxy Note II is no exception. There are all-in-one toolkits available that root, flash custom recoveries and perform many other advanced tasks in just a click or two. In addition to the international GSM/LTE version (GT-N7100, GT-N7105) and T-Mobile (SGH-T889) variant, there is one now available for the Sprint US variant (SPH-L900).
Developed by mskip from XDA-Developers, the “Galaxy Note2 Toolkit” is a very powerful piece of software for managing your Galaxy Note II. It automatically installs USB drivers for your device, lets you gain root access so you can use powerful root-enabled apps, flash ClockworkMod Recovery or TWRP Recovery, reflash Stock recovery and more. The full list of features is as follows:
- Backup and Restore all apps, user data and data stored in internal storage
- Backup your SD card to your PC
- Perform NANDROID backup and save the file to your PC
- Install Busybox
- Root on official Samsung ROM
- Root on any ROM via ClockworkMod using SuperSU or Superuser
- Flash Stock Recovery and extract + flash Stock ROM to retain manufacturer warranty
- Flash insecure boot.img
- Flash stock boot.img
- Create TAR file to flash ROM via ODIN in one click
- Pull cache.img, convert to flashable ZIP for ClockworkMod Recovery
- Transfer files from PC to phone and vice versa
- Change file permissions
- Dump LogCat and BugReport files to PC
- Reboot to ADB mode
The all-in-one toolkit has been tested on International GSM, T-Mobile & Sprint, but the developer says that it will work on US Cellular (SCH-R950) and Rogers/AT7T (SGH-L317M) variants as well.
After the mixed response from the technology blogosphere due to its too-big-to-be-a-smartphone, too-small-for-a-tablet size, the Galaxy Note series of smartphones have become a strategically important product for Samsung. Over 10 million units of the original Galaxy Note were sold till August, 2012 and over 3 million units of the Galaxy Note II have been sold in just over a month since launch.
The all-in-one toolkit can be downloaded from the link provided below. Be sure to visit the official thread on XDA from the “via” link below for updates from the developer and link to donations page.
Download Galaxy Note2 Toolkit (Mediafire Link)
[via XDA Developers]