(One-Click) Nexus 5 Install TWRP Recovery v2.8

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(One-Click) Nexus 5 Install TWRP Recovery v2.8

Installing custom recovery on your device opens up great new possibilities, such as rooting your device, installing custom ROMs/scripts/kernels on your device. We have already written a guide on how to root Nexus 5 device running Android 5.0 Lollipop. So, after installing TWRP, this might be another thing that you should do.

Following this procedure may void your warranty. You yourself are responsible for your device. We can’t be held responsible for what happens to your device.

Things to remember

  • 1
    Match Device Model

    This is the first and foremost thing you should do before you begin to follow our guide. This guide is written for Nexus 5 D820/D821 variants only. Don’t follow this tutorial on any device other than mentioned here, otherwise your device might be hard bricked.
    To check if your device is indeed the correct version, go to Settings > About device and ensure that it is the correct model.

  • 2
    Backup your device

    It is very important that you make a backup of your device’s internal memory, including your apps, app data, contacts, messages and other important stuff. This procedure might wipe your internal memory so make sure that you have a backup of all of your device’s data.

  • 3
    Install device drivers

    This procedure requires that your device communicates to/from PC. Thus, make sure that you have installed the correct device drivers on your PC. We have written a great guide to install Nexus 5 ADB Fastboot device drivers on your PC.

  • 4
    Unlock Bootloader

    In order to mess around with internal system of your device, you should have an unlocked bootloader. Without unlocking bootloader, we won’t be able to install the TWRP custom recovery on your device. Just follow our guide to unlock Nexus 5 Bootloader.

  • 5
    Maintain proper battery level

    This is very important too, if your device or PC dies in the middle of procedure, you device might get hard bricked. Thus, make sure that you have atleast 50% battery level on mobile and PC before you begin following this procedure.

Guide – Nexus 5 Install TWRP Recovery

  • 1
    Download and extract the one-click-recovery-installer.zip separately in a folder.
  • 2
    Download the openrecovery-twrp- file and rename the file to recovery.img.
  • 3
    Now the folder where you extracted the one-click-recovery-installer.zip should look something like this-
    • one-click-recovery-installer.bat
    • recovery.img
    • adb.exe
    • adb-linux
    • adb-mac
    • AdbWinApi.dll
    • AdbWinUsbApi.dll
    • fastboot.exe
    • fastboot-linux
    • fastboot-mac
  • 4
    Follow steps below to enable USB debugging on your device-
    • Enable Developer Options – Go to Settings > About Phone and tap on the build number seven times.Nexus 5 ADB and Fastboot Installation Guide - Developer Options
    • Enable USB Debugging – Now a new Developer Options menu should appear at the bottom of the Settings menu. Open Developer Options and tick the USB debugging box (under Debugging section).Nexus 5 ADB and Fastboot Installation Guide - Enable USB Debugging on Nexus 5
  • 5
    Connect your Nexus 5 to PC via USB cable. A new popup should appear on your screen asking for permission to allow USB debugging. Tick the Always allow from this computer box and press OK.
  • 6
    Double click the one-click-recovery-installer.bat and follow the simple onscreen instructions to install the TWRP recovery on your Nexus 5.
  • 7
    Once the process is complete, your device will reboot automatically.

Congrats! You have successfully installed TWRP recovery on your Nexus 5.

Troubleshoot :-

If the one-click-recovery-installer.bat script gets stuck on < waiting for device > for more than two minutes then it means that there is a communication problem between your device and the computer. Re-read our tutorial to install the Nexus 5 ADB & Fastboot device drivers on your PC and follow this guide once again.



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