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How to flash CWM or TWRP recovery on Nexus 5 [Guide]

Nexus 5 [1]ClockworkMod (CWM) recovery and TWRP recovery are the top two custom recoveries when it comes to Android. Installing a custom recovery will help you to get access to features like taking advanced backups, partitioning SD card, and so on. Get ready to taste the CWM or TWRP recovery on your all new Google Nexus 5 within a matter of minutes.

Disclaimer: This guide is intended as a helpful “how to”. dotTech and its writers are not responsible for any gain or loss (including but not limited to bricked devices) incurred as a result of following this guide.


This guide will help you to install ClockworkMod (CWM) recovery or (TWRP) recovery on your Nexus 5 device.

Before We Begin

Get ready with the following:

How To install/flash ClockworkMod or TWRP recovery on Nexus 5

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Enjoy the all new CWM or TWRP recovery on your Nexus 5! And, make sure that backup is the first thing you do on that! ;)

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