If an individual has recently bought a Nexus 10, the first thing to do would be rooting the Nexus 10 and later installing custom recovery for flashing custom ROMs, custom kernels etc. Now there are various options when installing a custom recovery like ClockworkMod, AmonRa and TWRP. The users of Nexus 10 can rejoice hearing that the TWRP Touch Recovery is available for their device.


The TWRP Touch Recovery has all the assets that one needs in a recovery. It is a custom recovery built with ease of use and customization in mind. It’s a fully touch driven user interface– no more volume rocker or power buttons to mash. The GUI is also fully XML driven and completely theme-able. An individual can change just about every aspect of the look and feel. It fixes an issue with ADB in recovery and enables USB OTG capabilities. There is however a slight issue with the theme. Due to the high resolution of the Nexus 10, the recovery requires some up-scaling and won’t quite fill the entire screen. This is purely aesthetic though, and does not affect functionality in any way.


Installing the TWRP Touch Recovery can be done either by fastboot flash recovery or by simply installing the Goo Manager app and selecting the install recovery option if you’re already rooted. Using the Goo Manager is a preferred option. Follow the instructions given below.



  1. Install the Goo Manager app from the Google Play Store.
  2. Open the app.
  3. Provide the root permissions to this app.
  4. Now press menu.
  5. Select the “Install OpenRecovery” option.

After the above steps are performed, the user will have the TWRP Touch Recovery installed on the Nexus 10.

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