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I've been using Samsung's Galaxy Note 8.0 for the past week or so, and it is hands-down one of the best tablets I've ever used. The form factor is great, and the S Pen adds some really useful functionality to this little beast. If you're looking for a new tablet in a smaller-than-ten-inches form factor, I readily recommend this one.

And once you've decided to pull the trigger and buy one, you may want a quick and easy way to gain root access, flash a recovery, make a backup, and all that other fun stuff that so many Android users like to do. Good news! mskip – the developer behind a whole slew of toolkits for various devices – just released the Note 8.0 Toolkit, which allows all those actions (and more) to be performed with just a couple of keystrokes.

FUNCTIONS OF SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 8.0 TOOLKIT V1.0

  • Install drivers automatically
  • Backup/Restore a single package or all apps, user data and Internal Storage
  • Backup your /data/media (virtual SD Card) to your PC for a Full Safe backup of data
  • Perform a FULL NANDROID Backup of your system via adb and save in Custom Recovery format on your PC
  • Pull /data and /system folders, compress to a .tar file and save to your PC
  • Auto Update ToolKit to latest push version on startup (professional feature)
  • Dump selected Phone Partitions, compress to a .zip file with md5 and save to your PC
  • Install BusyBox binary on phone
  • ROOT ANY PUBLIC BUILD (different options available)
  • [B]Root with Superuser (ChainsDD) or SuperSU (Chainfire) via CWM (works on ANY build)
  • Install any zip file via Sideload feature in Recovery
  • Flash CWM Touch Recovery (thanks to emwno for porting it) or TWRP Recovery (still being ported by emwno)
  • Rename Recovery Restore files if present
  • Flash Insecure Boot Image for adb mode
  • Flash Stock Boot Image back to your phone
  • Create tar file to flash via Odin with 1-click process
  • Download, Extract and Flash Stock Rom (full DETAILED steps) ESSENTIAL FOR WARRANTY RETURNS
  • Rip cache.img to zip file in CWM format for editing and flashing (thanks to Adam Lange)
  • Install a single apk or multiple apk's to your phone
  • Push Files from your PC to your phone
  • Pull Files from your phone to your PC
  • Set Files Permissions on your phone
  • Dump selected LogCat buffers to your PC
  • Dump Bug Report to your PC (if installed)
  • Help, Information Screen for various tasks
  • Mods Section to Modify your phone
  • Reboot Phone options in adb mode
  • Change background, text colour in ToolKit
  • Activate Professional version from the Model Selection screen (much easier)

The toolkit supports both the 3G and Wi-Fi models of the Note 8.0, but it's up to you to select the correct model from the menus. It's also worth noting that this is for Windows only, so if you're a Mac or Linux user you'll need to fire up a virtual machine to use it.

You can find the toolkit as a free download over at its home on XDA.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, and musician. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6- or 7-string, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Jaime Larios

    Nice :-)

  • Geremy Roque

    Thanks!!!!

  • Timothy Parez

    Just used to flash the us version on my chinese note 8 works like a charm. Now I got gapps support, thnx!

  • mehmet

    Hi

    Will it support gt-n5105?

  • Rey

    My note8 cant install apps to.sd card although i have rooted the device. Any advice?

  • seemewe

    what about LTE version??