UniFlash Makes Flashing, Modding And Backing Up Your Android Device Easier Than Ever By Using A Desktop Computer

 

While it’s a fairly straightforward process to flash ROMs on an Android device, it can be a bit intimidating especially as users need to also modify or backup their device— which simply can be a complicated process. Thanks to UniFlash, it is now a simpler process that is done all from the comfort of your desktop PC. UniFlash is the brainchild of XDA member MiHailPro and utilizes a simple GUI so users can edit and flash ROMs and partitions, add or remove system apps, edit system files, and even perform and restore backups. This means you’ll be able to edit your various partitions and edit or manage your ROMs without too much concern or worry as you finally have a simpler means through your desktop computer.

The tool is available now though we’d recommend you backup all the contents on your device considering you know, a snafu or two may happen. Hit the thread at the source link to see additional details.

source: XDA Forums

 

  • WAR66

    Is it just me, or do programs in general like this seem a bit scarry and open the door to major phone hacking. Not that being a programmer in Russia is automatically suspect, but it just lends me to at least pose the question, is your phone being setup for other uses, when you use this program? I have a feeling Adroid OS is one of the most hacked OS’s on the planet, just from intentionally downloaded software asking for access to your ENTIRE content ! So when you use this new program, what is to say your ROM now has a new low level set of instructions allowing total control of it, when needed or wanted by some other agency or group. I love the idea of a great PC tool to do this, but since most users do everything on their phones (banking, personal info, photo, etc) it seems that a good hacking group would do this , and laugh all the way to the bank! Or the KGB or CIA would sponsor a programmer to do this. The easier something becomes, the more likely people with less understanding will be using it. (ie would not know how to even tell it was being done to them!) Maybe it’s just me, but i would love app’s that make me feel more in control of what is on my phone, and what the apps are doing! : ] Say a total Sandbox utility that allows you to see what passes in and out and who asked for it. The more I use technology, the more I reaize firewalls, separation of main accounts to daily accounts and going back to old school tactics, might just save you alot of headaches! Ok, less coffee tomorrow. : ]

    • RTWright

      To be honest, any form of Rooting / Jailbreaking, whatever term you wish to use, giving yourself any kind of admin level control to be able to change out the firmware and customize it to this level. Has and will always be a risk, at times, a major risk. Because this is a bit more of a security risk than it is on the internet with your computer.

      On your computer you know if you go to ‘unknown’ and ‘untrusted’ sites, you’re pretty much taking a risk. With a wireless device like our smartphones, you don’t have a clue who is prying in at any given time. If you’re rooted, walking around with said device, there are and could easily be hackers watching and waiting for someone to get within their range to pick up your signal and bounce in and do what ever they want because they now have admin access to your device.

      Yes, there are ways of making it secure, but it’s never 100% and once someone has that kind of access? It’s all over. Rooting a device is a risk and it’s a common risk and everyone that’s heavily into it, knows it. As for it being the most hacked OS? No, it’s no more hacked than Windows, Mac and Linux. Especially Linux, which has so many different variations, which is how come it has so many. This software you see being advertised here, it’s nothing more than a frontend computer program doing what you can already do without it. It’s just making it easier to do.

      As far as it’s use being risky, with all the different people out there making ROMs, how do you know the ROM itself you’re getting isn’t taking information from you? Not saying that there aren’t any you can’t trust, but you really do not ever know who is and isn’t trustworthy. That’s another part of the risk factor involved in Rooting. After a while you get to know those you can trust, but when you decide to go out on a limb and try some new ROM that came out from someone you don’t know? Well…. Risk Factor!

      This is true on any OS you take this level of action with to customize. I was rooted for 2 years on my Evo, tried out many of different ROMs and I kept my financial and other information I did not want anyone to have access to, OFF of the device. Now I use a new device that will not be rooted ever, because I like it having a more secured OS than anything else right now. I do miss using MIUI and Cyanogen, but I have 4.0.4 stock, will be getting 4.1.1 for OTA at some point here, so not in any need of rooting.

      I think they’re just trying to make it easier and quicker for those that do however, to get going faster and more user friendly. Which is the case with all of these types of software advancements. :)