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Guide How to Flash a Custom Recovery (TWRP or CWM) on Android Smartphone.

Guide How to Flash a Custom Recovery (TWRP or CWM) on Android Smartphone.

Flash a Custom Recovery (TWRP or CWM). This guide we will explain to you how to install or flash custom recovery like TWRP or CWM on Android device. Custom Recovery used to flash / install a custom ROM's or Recovery image to your device. 

If you install a custom recovery to your Android device you can do something on your device, such as ;
  1. Install / Flash custom ROMs.
  2. Create and restore a backup image.
To install a custom Recovery on your Android phones, You have to unlock the bootloader first.
This method below work on most Android phone, such as ;
  • Samsung Galaxy S III
  • Samsung Galaxy S4
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 2
  • Samsung Galaxy S5
  • HTC One (M8), 
  • LG G3, 
  • LG G2, 
  • Moto X, 
  • Moto G, 
  • Sony Xperia Z1, 
  • Sony Xperia Z2, etc.

Guide to Flash Custom Recovery.

  1. Download and install a USB Driver for your Android phone, find this driver on the official website of the company that made the phone. Below is recommend link to the latest driver for your phone.
    • Motorola 
    • https://motorola-global-portal.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/88481
    • Sony 
    • http://developer.sonymobile.com/downloads/drivers/
    • LG  
    • http://www.lg.com/us/support/mobile-support
      • Go to Software updates -> Select your phone -> Click on Install USB Drivers
    • Samsung 
    • http://www.samsung.com/us/support/downloads
    • HTC 
    • http://www.htc.com/www/support/htc-one/news/
  2. Download and Install Android SDK on your computer. download it form Here 
  3. https://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html?hl=sk
  4. Download the latest custom recovery.
    • TWRP  
    • http://teamw.in/project/twrp2 
      • Go to the website, 
      • Then click Get TWRP for your device
      • Now, type your device's name to download the image.
    • CWM 
    • https://www.clockworkmod.com/rommanager
      • Go to the website, 
      • Then click Get CWM for your device
      • Now, type your device's name to download the image.
  5. Enable USB debugging on your device. How to do it ?
    • For Kitkat see here  
    • http://guidebelajar.blogspot.com/2015/09/guide-how-to-enter-usb-debugging-mode_15.html
    • For Lollipop see here 
    • http://guidebelajar.blogspot.com/2015/09/guide-how-to-enter-usb-debugging-mode.html
  6. Now, connect your Android phone to the computer via USB cable. 
  7. Then, open command prompt, just press windows key on keyboard, then type cmd, then press enter.
  8. Once command prompt window open, change directory to the place where Android SDK installed. for example Android SDK installed on ;
    • C:\Android SDK\a\sdk\platform-tools
      command prompt - android sdk
      command prompt - android sdk
  9. Now, type the following command in command prompt.
    • adb devices 
    • Make sure your device is listed, then type ; 
    • adb reboot bootloader
    • Wait for the phone to reboot in bootloader mode.
  10. Now, go to the platform-tools directory (a sub-directory of the Android SDK), Then open Command Prompt there, How to do it ?
    • Prees and hold Shift + Right-click
    • Then select Open Command Window here
  11. Now, type the following command in command prompt again
    • fastboot devices 
    • Make sure your device is listed, then type ; 
    • fastboot flash recovery FILE.IMG
    • Replace ‘FILE.IMG’ with the recovery you want to flash
  12. Wait, once flashing process complete, don't reboot your Android device manually.
  13. You must go to ‘Recovery’ by using volume down to scroll. Don’t scroll using the Volume Up button.
  14. Volume UP button used to confirm your selection. 
  15. Once you have gone to ‘Recovery’, only then press the Volume Up to boot in recovery mode.

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