Nexus 5 ClockworkMod Recovery (CWM) Installation Guide

In our previous article we written about how to install the TWRP recovery on Nexus 5, now ClockworkMod recovery (CWM) is also available for the nexus 5 smartphone. CWM recovery is must of the android users to install custom ROMS, Mods, tweaks and any other zip files. Also it is very useful to take the full backup of OS with the help of nandroid backup tool. If you are the owner of the Nexus 5 smartphone and looking for the way to root your device, read our nexus 5 rooting guide here.

Once the device is rooted, you will install lots of custom-made rom on your device like Cyanogenmod, AOKP etc, but first you have to flash the custom recovery on your phone. So today in this guide we will show you how you can easily install the ClockworkMod Recovery (CWM) on your phone. The guide is simple and take only 5 to 10 minutes to complete the setup on your device. But before following the guide do take the backup of all you nexus 5 data like contacts, mails, pictures, videos, files, messages etc and save them in some safe place.



Pre-requisites and Requirements

1. Backup All your data and save them in some place. For help on Backup and Restore of your device, check out the link below:- Backup Android Apps, SMS, Contacts, Call Logs, Bookmarks

2. You must have to download and install the Nexus 5 Drivers on your windows desktop to start the process on your device. Without these drivers you can’t complete the task. Also you must unlock the bootloader of your Nexus 5 phone to flash ClockworkMod Recovery (CWM) recovery. How to Install Nexus 5 Driver (ADB & Fastboot), Unlock Bootloader

3. Make sure that your Nexus 5 battery is full charge or near about 60-70% battery level.

Instruction to Install Nexus 5 ClockworkMod Recovery

Step 1. Download the Nexus 5 ClockworkMod Recovery file here and save the recovery image file on your desktop.

Step 2. Now Move the downloaded recovery file into the directory where you have Fastboot setup on your computer.

Step 3. Turn off your phone and boot it in Fastmode. to do this hold volume down + power.

Step 4. Now Nexus 5 is in Fastboot mode, connect you phone to the computer with USB cable.

Step 5. Open the Fastboot folder on your desktop and Now press Shift + right-click using mouse on the empty space. From the context menu select the Open command window here option.

Step 6. Run the following commands from the command prompt on your computer:

fastboot flash recovery hammerhead-cwm-

That’s all! After following this procedure you will then have Clockworkmod Recovery installed on your device.

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