Universal Nexus Linux Toolkit: Nexus 4 & Nexus 10 Easy Root

XDA member tatelucas introduce a toolkit that can easily Unlock, Lock, Root, Install CWM Recovery and Factory Reset Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 device. The tool also supports other Nexus labeled devices. If you familiar with Linux OS then this is the tool you should opt for. Unfortunately, there is no Windows version available of this tool. So, Windows user should wait for an updated WugFresh Nexus Root Toolkit that can root Android 4.2 powered device such as updated Nexus 7, Nexus 4 and Nexus 10.

Universal Nexus Linux Toolkit supported devices:

  1. Nexus 4 [mako]
  2. Nexus 10 [manta]
  3. Nexus 7 (WiFi) [grouper]
  4. Galaxy Nexus (GSM) [maguro]
  5. Galaxy Nexus (Verizon) [toro]
  6. Galaxy Nexus (Sprint) [toroplus]
  7. Nexus S (worldwide version, i9020t and i9023) [crespo]
  8. Nexus S (850MHz version, i9020a) [crespo]
  9. Nexus S (Korea version, m200) [crespo]
  10. Nexus S 4G (d720) [crespo4g]

Windows user can follow our guide to unlock, lock, root, CWM Recovery for Nexus 4 & Nexus 10 below:

Rooting Information: Once your device is rooted, warranty will get void; However, you can reclaim the warranty by applying official firmware update or following a related unroot method.

To check if you successfully rooted your device or not install an app called “Root Checker” that available for download from Google PLAY store for free.



Neither we nor the developer will be responsible if your device bricked for using this tool. Use it at your own risk.

With this toolkit you will be able to:

  • Unlock the bootloader
  • Flash CWM recovery (Standard or Touch)
  • Root the phone
  • Lock the bootloader
  • Flash Google Factory Image. (Not available for Sprint Galaxy Nexus)

File Required(Download by clicking on it)

  1. Universal Nexus Linux Toolkit [Filename: unlt201.tgz]

How To Use Universal Nexus Linux Toolkit

  1. Extract unlt201.tgz in a convenient place in your computer, for example in /home/user
  2. Connect your device to your Linux Desktop. Don’t mount SD card.
  3. Now Open Terminal and type the following:
    1. user@linux: cd “THE PATH WHERE IS THE gnlt.sh FILE”
    2. user@linux: sudo bash ./unlt.sh
  4. If you extract it in /home/user/unlt, the path to the .sh must be /home/user/unlt so you have to type:
    1. user@linux: cd /home/user/unlt
    2. user@linux: sudo bash ./unlt.sh
  5. Now follow onscreen instruction to root your Nexus 4 or Nexus 10 or any other Nexus labeled devices.

Note: If you’re running on a 64 bits OS, please install 32 bits libraries.