Installing a custom recovery on your device requires unlocking the bootloader which will void its warranty. If you’re here though you’ve probably already made up your mind about it.
So, if you’re ready to go, let’s see how to unlock the bootloader and Install TWRP on Google Nexus 10.
- This guide is only for the Google Nexus 10. Do not try this on any other phone.
- Charge your phone good enough so that it doesn’t go dead during the installation process.
- Backup your call logs, contacts and SMS messages. Also backup your media content. This is important since unlocking the bootloader will completely wipe your phone.
- Enable OEM Unlocking and USB Debugging mode on your device.
- Use the OEM data cable to connect your phone to your PC.
- Unlock Bootloader On Google Nexus 10
Download TWRP Recovery for Google Nexus 10
How to Install TWRP on Google Nexus 10
- Rename the TWRP file as recovery.img.
- Navigate to the folder where you have installed ADB and fastboot files on your computer.
- Connect your device to the PC using a USB cable.
- Open a command prompt window from the ADB and Fastboot folder [Press shift key + right-click on any blank space of the folder] and then select “Open command window here” from the context menu.
- Execute the below command to reboot to bootloader.
adb reboot bootloader
- Make sure the “recovery.img” file is in the fastboot folder and execute the below command to flash it on your device.
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
- It will take a couple of seconds for the TWRP recovery image to flash.
- Once the flashing process is complete, reboot the device.
That’s all. You have successfully installed TWRP on your Google Nexus 10 smartphone. You can reboot into recovery mode by pressing “Volume Down + Volume Up + Power button” buttons until your device boots into recovery mode.