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How to install Ubuntu Make (Ubuntu Developer Tools Center) in Ubuntu 14.04 and 14.10

Ubuntu Make is a project by Canonical to enable quick and easy setup of common developer tools on Ubuntu. It was formerly named Ubuntu Developer Tools Center and was changed to Ubuntu Make based on the new name proposals from Ubuntu community.


With a new name also comes a new 0.2 release which brings fixes for Android Studio installation. ADT has been removed because it is no longer in active development.
Also Android Studio doesn't ship with Android SDK but you can download it separately or from the Android Studio setup process.

Ubuntu Make can be used to install Android Studio and Eclipse for now.


To install Ubuntu Make in Ubuntu 14.04 and 14.10, enter the following commands in Terminal:


sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-desktop/ubuntu-make

sudo apt-get update


sudo apt-get install ubuntu-make


To install Android Studio, enter the following commands :

umake android

Then choose the installation path (or use the default), accept license by entering "a" and Ubuntu Make will d…

Nexulockr : Nexus Device Toolkit for Ubuntu

Nexulockr is a toolkit for unlocking, rooting and managing Nexus devices from Google. The app is relatively new and first of its kind built for Ubuntu and it's derivatives.


Some of its current features are :
Open a shell on the deviceReboot the device into recovery mode, bootloader or back into AndroidGrab information from the device like the model number, serial number, product name and board name.Unlock the device's bootloaderRoot devicesUnroot devicesRelock the bootloaderProvide utilities for flashing fastboot partitions

To install Nexulockr in Ubuntu, open terminal and enter following commands :

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nexulockr-dev/nexulockr-stable
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install nexulockr

They also have a companion Android app to make it easier to navigate to developer settings, download superuser zip file and custom recovery and many more.

Unfortunately the Android app isn't compatible with my Galaxy Nexus. But it may support your device, give it …