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UniFlash for Android Users on Windows – Wipe, Flash, and Everything in Between

With more Android users becoming confident and trying to flash custom ROMs and kernels, it’s nice to have an “easy button” for some of these processes. Say “what’s up?” to UniFlash. UniFlash is software developed by a user over at XDA that is installed on Windows machines, which can complete almost any task involving root/flashing/installing etc. for any device running Android. 

With an easy to navigate interface, this might be a beginner or experimenter’s new best friend. To get started, you will need to either have a device with an unlockable bootloader and/or S-Off capabilities. If you have that, all you need then is a custom recovery such as Clockwork Mod. Have that too? Then you’re ready to get started. The software automatically recognizes your type of device and right off the bat, you can backup your device, install new software or anything else you want to tinker around with.

To download and try out UniFlash, check out the original XDA thread here.

Via: XDA, Life Hacker

  • Klaus

    Somebody likes to Brick there Phones – just go ahead and use this s..t.

  • cwest87

    will this root my verizon gs3? im nervous about using odin and all other methods havent worked on my phone for whatever reason so im looking for an effective alternative

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_I26T5S34AY4UDT7IJF6HWYS3CE Anthony

    So…..how well does this work?

  • http://www.facebook.com/briandshipley Brian Shipley

    I have a Galaxy SII T989 style. Doesn’t work for me. Program stated that I should restart the program. Tried that, it’s a no go for me.

  • DanWazz

    I like flashing through recovery. It’s not hard, and pretty fun.

    • http://androidforums.com/members/kwest12.html kwest12

      It’s not hard so long as you’ve done a bit of reading, but fun? Come on now, you don’t really think it’s actually fun do you? That’s like saying “changing the oil in my Audi is a blast”… the result of what you’re doing should lead to good things, but actually doing the grunt work isn’t much fun.

      • DanWazz

        Clicking the up and down volume keys and hitting the power button isn’t grunt work IMO. I do enjoy booting into recovery and flashing. Doing something I do well, and knowing that is going to help my phone run better, is a good feeling and I enjoy it.

        • http://androidforums.com/members/kwest12.html kwest12

          Fair enough.

      • Fattie McDoogles

        I love the stuff developers would have show up on the screen while the Rom was installing.

        • http://androidforums.com/members/kwest12.html kwest12

          I’ll agree with that part. Some of it is pretty entertaining.

  • http://androidforums.com/members/kwest12.html kwest12

    While I would love to see something like this working, my immediate thought is detailed in the attached picture…

    I am not certain of the capabilities of this program, but just knowing how complicated rooting, romming, etc can be on phones like the Droid X (blast from the past, I know) I just see trouble a-brewin.

    • KleenDroid

      Complicated?

      • http://androidforums.com/members/kwest12.html kwest12

        For a while we weren’t able to get rooted on the most recent system version. When we finally were able to gain root, it required flashing the sbf from a Milestone, however if you flashed it using rsdlite it would screw up your radios almost irreparably (the ppl who did this typically couldn’t fix it without HOURS of work and assistance from extremely skilled members).

        Even if we did do it right, we’d still be running on Milestone kernel and recoveries. More recently, another package was released for us to flash the correct kernels and recoveries back on.

        Do you think this program could handle all of that? Would it provide proper disclaimers? What about the older versions of the OS which used different rooting methods?

        Also, a while back when moving from froyo to gingerbread I recall having to be very careful (this was before the .621 update even) so as not to screw things up.

        Here’s another case. What happens if someone is rooted and just sits on their old system version for a while missing multiple updates. Jumping multiple updates isn’t always a cake walk to be certain.

        I’m gonna stop here because I’m rambling at this point. I’ll reiterate the point though. I foresee problems, especially since this tool is supposed to be a tool that can be used on a slew of different phones.

        • Greyhame

          Requirement numero uno – an unlockble bootloader.

          • http://androidforums.com/members/kwest12.html kwest12

            I gotcha, I didn’t realize it was only going to support phones with unlockable bootloaders: that makes much more sense then.

  • PC_Tool

    v1.2 – Uniflash has stopped working (immediately after launch).

    Wugfresh’s works beautifully….

    Any Android maybe…but not any computer.

    • wickets

      Wugfresh’s works beautifully…

      ditto on the sentiment

    • Brendon Martin

      Yeah, Wug’s didn’t work so hot for me. Wifi died, and then I was thrown into a series of bootloops that were unfixable.

      I SHALL ONLY ADB FROM HERE ON OUT.

      • PC_Tool

        Meh…

        Wug’s is good for quick tasks, ADB is good for recovering when things go south.

        It’s all good.

  • http://twitter.com/PackFanJason Jason

    No no no no no. We don’t need this. We don’t need more ID 10 T users who don’t know jack about their devices flashing stuff left and right.

    • justincase_2008

      Its not my fault i thought a rom for a HTC wouldnt work on my Samsung.

    • Josh Glassman

      Could have a quiz as part of the app that you need to pass before you can use it. That way it still saves people time who know what they’re doing, and people who don’t know what they are doing won’t be able to use it until they at least look up the answers.

  • Jroc869, Cool story bro

    Damn it feels good to be an Android user

  • Toonz

    I need this for a MAC.. Any software compatible?

    • ozo012

      I’m dualbooting Lion and Win 7 using bootcamp, there’s just some things I don’t ever to come to the OS:X world, this being one of them.

      • JoshGroff

        No love for Ubuntu or Mint? :/

  • http://www.facebook.com/sagat.streetfighter.52 Sagat Streetfighter

    Another win for the good guys.

  • SeanBello

    this just seems like a flashier version of WugFresh’s toolkit, which I never got to work. forced me to learn ADB, which is good.

    • JoshGroff

      ADB is the best. :)

  • http://www.twitter.com/RealJayCity JayCity

    Nice*

  • KleenDroid

    Amazing