When Asus launched Nexus 7 it ventured into the newly created market of phablets. Google’s Nexus series is well known for the ease of bring able to root devices and also unlocking them. Nexus 7 being no exception to the rule, it is very easy to flash a custom recovery on Nexus 7. In this tutorial we will show how to flash any custom recovery on your Nexus 7. You may flash any custom recovery of your choice like CWM, TWRP or Cannibal Open Recovery.
Custom Recovery is a replacement to the stock android recovery mode. In Android, recovery refers to the dedicated, bootable partition that has the recovery console installed. This allows you to perform various low level commands like formatting system, data, cache partition, flash new ROM, etc. Custom recoveries are developed by independent developers. There are a few custom recoveries available like CWM(ClockworkMod recovery), TWRP(Team Win Recovery Project), RecoveryX, etc. All these recoveries need to be flashed onto your rooted android device. One of the most generic methods to flash a custom Recovery is described here.