Install ClockworkMod Recovery for Nexus 4 [How-To]
Modification is what, mostly people love Android for, Nexus 4 has just been arrived and Android development community is now finding various ways to modify the Nexus 4, they has successfully released the ClockworkMod recovery for nexus 4, thanks to senior XDA developer member jellybellys. He has ported ClockworkMod recovery (CWM) to Nexus 4. You need a custom recovery to install custom ROMs and MODs and ClockworkMod is a well-known custom recovery to do so. Even you can easily perform backups and wipe your phone easily.
This guides shows you how to install CWM recovery on Nexus 4. The bootloader of your Nexus 4 must be unlocked, you can follow our this guide to unlock the bootloader. You need a Windows with Android ADB installed, you can follow our this guide to install Android ADB.
DISCLAIMER: Please proceed the below guide at your own risk, Android Egis will not be held responsible if your device lost data or gets damaged following this guide.
Step #1: Download ClockworkMod recovery (cwm6-jellybellys-occam-bld1.img) and Fastboot package (fastboot.zip) from XDA,
Step #2: Unzip the fastboot.zip file into C:\, it will extract a fastboot folder having four files, then copy the .img file that you downloaded in previous step to fastboot folder too.
Step #3: Turn your Nexus 4 off.
Step #4: Reboot your Nexus 4 into fastboot mode, to do so reboot the phone by holding volume down and power buttons until screen turns with “Start” message.
Step #5: Plug your Nexus 4 to PC using USB cable, the computer may ask for drivers installation, allow installation.
Step #6: Open up command prompt, you can find it under Start menu>programs>accessories. If you’re using Windows 8, right-click on left corner of task bar.
Step #7: Enter following command on command prompt to navigate to fastboot folder:
Step #8: Enter following command to make sure your phone is connected to PC properly, if it shows serial number, your phone is connected.
Step #9: Enter following command to install CWM recovery:
fastboot flash recovery cwm6-jellybellys-occam-bld1.img
Once the installation is done, you’ll get a message “finished/OKAY”.
Step #10: Enter following command o reboot phone:
That’s it, the ClockworkMod recovery is now installed on your phone. When you need to use CWM, turn your phone off and reboot it by holding down volume down and power buttons, it will take you to bootloader mode, there select recovery option to enter in recovery mode. When you need to go back to stock recovery, simply download Nexus 4 stock recovery from here and follow the above guide to install it, enjoy!
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