TWRP Recovery is now available for the Google Nexus 5 Android KitKat 4.4 Model. If you are the owner of the Nexus 5 and want to install the TWRP Recovery on your phone, today in this article we will help you to do this in simple and easy steps. Thanks to the XDA developer shimp208 for releasing the TWRP recovery installation method for the Nexus 5 users. After that you can flash lots of modification on your device and install tweaks with the help of TWRP Recovery.
But before we begin make sure to Backup all your data and save it n some place of your PC or your cloud account. After that follow all the instructions very carefully and you only are responsible for your device.
Pre-requisites and Requirements
1. Backup All your data and save them in some place. For help on Backup and Restore of you 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 TWRP 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.
Guide to Install TWRP Recovery on Nexus 5
Step 1. Download the Nexus 5 TWRP Recovery here and save the file on your desktop.
Step 2. Move the the downloaded file on your Fastboot folder (The same folder that you use to Unlock your Device in Pre-requisites and Requirements Step 2)
Step 3. Turn the phone off. Then boot it into the bootloader/fastboot mode by holding volume down + power.
Step 4. Connect your phone to the PC with UAB cable. Open the Fastboot folder and Now press Shift + right click using mouse on the empty space. From the context menu select the Open command window here option.
Step 5. Now run the following command:-
fastboot flash openrecovery-twrp-188.8.131.52-hammerhead.img
That’s it! Congratulations you now have Team Win Recovery Project running on your Nexus 5. If you need any help with the guide above, let us know in comments below.