Nexus Root Toolkit v1.6.0 Adds Support for All New Nexus Devices and Android 4.2

The developer of the Nexus Root Toolkit, WugFresh, has updated his one-size-fits-all Nexus toolkit on Monday to include all the new Nexus devices (Nexus 4, Nexus 7 3G, and the Nexus 10) and Android 4.2.  If you’re not familiar with this toolkit, it’s a program that will run on Windows machines and helps you set up your drivers, and provides one-click methods for unlocking and rooting your Nexus devices.  This toolkit now covers all of the following devices with the new devices in bold:

· Galaxy Nexus: GSM Models (both yakju and non-yakju builds)
· Galaxy Nexus: CDMA/LTE Verizon Models
· Galaxy Nexus: CDMA/LTE Sprint Models
· Nexus S: Worldwide, i9020t and i9023 Models
· Nexus S: 850MHz, i9020a Models
· Nexus S: Korea, m200 Models
· Nexus S 4G: d720 Models
· Nexus 7: Asus Tablet
· Nexus 7 3G: Asus Tablet
· Nexus 10: Samsung Tablet
· Nexus 4: LG Phone

I’ve unlocked and rooted my personal Nexus 7 with ADB and Fastboot, and I’ve used WugFresh’s toolkit.  There are tools or methods to get the job done (they’re all ultimately doing the same thing), but this toolkit really does make it simple, especially if this is your first time and you’re just getting your hands dirty with the whole rooting business.  This is a simple way to go.  I think the best part of the toolkit is the walkthrough for setting up the drivers for the Nexus devices.  In my personal opinion, getting the ADB drivers set up is the hardest part, and WugFresh provides great step-by-step guides for the different devices and for different Windows versions.  So, if you’re lucky enough to have your hands on a Nexus 4 or a new Nexus 10, and you’re looking for a simple way to root your device, definitely check out this toolkit by WugFresh.  Or if you haven’t rooted one of your older Nexus devices yet and you’re thinking about it, this toolkit with take care of your.  It’s free, it’s simple, and it gets the job done.  Remember, unlocking your bootloader and rooting your device will void your warranty (although the toolkit also allows you to unroot and relock your bootloader).  It also is potentially risky and could brick you’re device.  My advice, read and follow the directions.  It is however at your own risk.

So, let us know if you’re checking out the toolkit or if you’ve been using the toolkit and what your experiences are.  Also, if the toolkit helps you out, be sure to support WugFresh or any developer for their time they put into brig us an awesome Android experience.  WugFresh’s Nexus Root Toolkit can be found here, and the changlog for v1.6.0 and its plethora of other changes can be found here.  Happy rooting…

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