ClockworkMod-like best custom recovery, TWRP, has been arrived for Google Nexus 7, TeamWin recently updated the TWRP recovery to the version 2.2 with numerous bug fixes, improvements and new features. The recovery now has on-screen keyboard, you can name and rename your new backups even you can rename files in the file manager. TeamWin adds Pseudo-terminal emulator that support decrypting an encrypted data partition. You have option to customize the XML layout resolutions, TWRP features dual storage selection radio buttons to install .zip files containing custom ROMs, MODs, tweaks, etc, take backup, restore pages and more. It’s a touch-based custom recovery, you no need to use physical keys in recovery mode, use touch controls.
Read on how to install TWRP recovery on Nexus 7. Keep in mind that the bootloader of your Nexus 7 must be unlocked, you can use WugFresh toolkit to unlock. Before unlocking bootloader, first make a backup of your device data such as SMS, internet setting, contacts music files etc because the procedure may wipe data, you can sync your contacts with Gmail account and for messages use SMS apps, lastly use file expert app to backup apps.
DISCLAIMER: Please proceed the below guide at your own risk, Android Egis will not be held responsible if your device lost data or get damaged following this guide.
Step #2: Unzip the download fastboot.zip file into C:\, you’ll get fastboot folder containing four files, then copy the .img file you download in previous step to the fastboot folder too. You have five files in fastboot folder.
Step #3: Download and install ES File Explorer File Manager on your Nexus 7.
Step #4: Launch ES Explorer app, tap on menu, then go to Settings. Then check Up to Root option, scroll down, check the Root Explorer option, then press the Allow/Grant button when it appears, then tick the Mount File System, after that go back from settings.
Step #5: At this point, press the Up button until you it takes you to outermost folder and it says / at the top. Then, open system folder, if you see recovery-from-boot.p file, long press on the recovery-from-boot.p file, a menu will appear, from there delete it.
Step #6: On the Nexus tablet, turn the USB Debugging on, to do so just tap Menu> Settings> Application> Development.
Step #7: Plug the tablet to PC, it may ask for driver installation, wait until driver installation is done.
Step #8: Open command prompt.
Step #9: Enter following command to enter in fastboot folder:
Step #10: Enter following command, it will reboot tablet into fastboot mode:
adb reboot bootloader
Step #11: Enter following command to install recovery, replace * with recovery file name that you copies in fastboot folder in step 2:
fastboot flash recovery *.img
Step #12: Once the installation is done and you have seen finished/OKAY message, enter another following command to reboot your Nexus 7 tablet:
That’s it, the TWRP recovery is now installed on your tablet. When you need to use TWRP recovery, simple turn the tablet off, then reboot it back by holing down volume up, volume down and power buttons until you enter in TWRP recovery. If you faced any issue, do comment below.