If you are going to install a custom ROM, like Cyanogenmod, you will need to have a custom recovery on your phone or tablet.

TeamWin Recovery Project e1431422308917 - Install TWRP Recovery on any Android phone or tablet
One of the most popular custom recoveries is the TeamWin Recovery Project, popularly known as TWRP.

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Tools you will need:

  • An Android device with an unlocked bootloader.
  • ADB (Android Debug Bridge) on your PC. If you don;t have it, download the 15 seconds ADB installer, and install it (globally)
  • USB drivers for your device
  • Enable USB-Debugging on your phone

Install TWRP Recovery on any Android phone or tablet

1. Headover to the TWRP website, and select your device, to download the appropriate recovery for it. Be 100% sure that you have the recovery meant for your device, as using a wrong one could brick your phone.

2.  Download the recovery image (.img) to your PC

3. Open a command prompt window with administrator rights, and type the following command in the window.

adb reboot bootloader

4. The phone should now reboot to the bootloader.

5. Enter the following command at the CMD prompt:

fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

Replace the recovery.img in the above command with the file name of the TWRP recovery you downloaded, and also point out the folder where it is located. For eg: if it is called twrp-2.8.6.0-falcon.img and is located in the “C:\Users\Ashwin\Downloads” folder, I would have to type the command

fastboot flash recovery C:\Users\Ashwin\Downloads\twrp-2.8.6.0-falcon.img

6. Wait for it to finish flashing the recovery.

That’s it, you are all done. You can reboot to the recovery to check it.

Of course you can use apps to flash the recovery, but they all require root, while this method just requires an unlocked bootloader. Though the purpose of this guide is to help you Install TWRP Recovery , you can also use this method to install different recoveries.

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