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Need Something Done? The Android Everything Tool Can Probably Do It
If you need something done with your Android device and you’re not sure which program is needed to do it, it can probably be done with the Android Everything Tool by XDA Senior Member ricky310711.
Alright alright, so it obviously can’t do everything, but it sure seems like it can. A free tool for PCs running Windows, Android Everything Tool brings together a whole range of functions that are normally fragmented between multiple apps, tools, and software. This includes performing custom recovery functions such as backing up and restoring your device, and wiping the data, cache, system and dalvik cache. Android Everything Tool can also change the LCD pixel density of your device and fix that pesky low battery error.
The tool also comes with numerous guides that help you unlock your bootloader, install a recovery theme, restore your device to its default state, and more. Users of the HTC Sensation XL are treated to a longer list of functions such as S-Off, force update, and flashing a custom radio, among others.
Android Everything Tool, originally compatible with only the Sensation XL, will now work with any Android device that uses ADB and fastboot. Now with six versions under the belt, ricky310711 may be coming out with a seventh version incorporating bug fixes and suggestions from the community. So if you would like to give this a go, be sure to check out the original thread for more information and download.
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