LG Nexus 5 is the first device which runs on the latest Android 4.4 KitKat OS. Nexus 5 sports a 4.95-inch 1920×1080 display (445 ppi) with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 which can display full 1080p content. It is powered by a 2.30GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM. It comes with 16/32 storage options. It has an 8MP primary camera with optical image stabilization and a 1.3MP secondary camera.
Although Nexus 5 was recently released, root access has been already achieved and even CWM custom recovery has been installed on the phone. TWRP custom recovery is also available for the Nexus 5. It provides a touch interface as well as a neat UI. It is also more feature rich than the CWM recovery. If you want to install TWRP recovery on Nexus 5, follow the instructions given below.
Disclaimer: Follow the instructions at your own risk. The writer cannot be held responsible for any bricked or unusable devices. Even though the chances of your Smartphone getting bricked are negligible, the owner of the device must take full responsibility of it!
Pre-requisites and Backing up your Nexus 5:
- Make a Backup of the SMSs, Call logs and Contacts using the Super Backup App
- Make a Backup of the data on your phone
- Enable USB debugging on your device
- Make sure the device has at least 60% charging
- Backup WhatsApp messages on Android Smartphone and Email
Steps to Install CWM Recovery on Nexus 5:
- Make sure Nexus 5 drivers are properly installed.
- Download the fastboot zip file on your computer and extract it to a convenient location.
- Download the recovery file and copy it to the folder where the fastboot files were extracted.
- Now connect the phone to the computer.
- Open command prompt where fastboot and the recovery image files are extracted.
- Type the following commands and then press enter:
adb reboot bootloader
fastboot flash recovery openrecovery-twrp-126.96.36.199-hammerhead.img
- Wait for the process to complete.
- Congratulations! You have successfully installed TWRP recovery on Nexus 5.