How to flash CWM or TWRP recovery on LG G Pad 8.3 [Guide]

lg_g_padIf you have a rooted Android device, then one of the first things that you want to do is to install a custom recovery like ClockworkMod (CWM) or TWRP. Installing a custom recovery allows you to perform various advanced tasks like re-partitioning your SD card, creating a nandroid backup, perform a factory reset as well as experimenting with different custom ROMs and kernels. Here’s a step-by-step guide which will help you install CWM or TWRP on your LG G Pad in a jiffy.

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. Proceed at your own risk. Your warranty may be voided by flashing custom recovery.


Before we begin, get ready with the following:

  • Root your LG G Pad 8.3. If you haven’t already done so, you can refer to our step-by-step guide on how to root the LG G Pad 8.3
  • Download and install LG USB drivers, if haven’t already done so.
  • On your device, Go to Settings > About Device, and tap the Build Number 7 times. Now Go to Settings > Developer Options and enable USB Debugging Mode
  • Download the custom recovery of your choice. Clockworkmod  |  TWRP
  • Make sure that your device is charged upto well above 50% to be on the safer side.

 How To flash ClockworkMod or TWRP recovery on LG G Pad 8.3

  • Download the custom recovery package of your choice to your computer. Extract the zip file to your desktop
  • Make Sure USB Debug Mode is enabled on the tablet and plug it in to your computer via a USB cable.
  • Open the lg_g_pad_8.3_v500_xxx folder you extracted in Step 1
  • Double click the 1-click-twrp-recovery-installer.bat if you are installing TWRP OR 1-click-cwm-recovery-installer.bat file if you are installing CWM.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the flash
    Recovery lg gpad
  • Once CWM or TWRP is installed, your device will automatically reboot into Recovery Mode.
  • Check out the options in the custom recover, and perform a full backup of your system.


Enjoy your new custom recovery on the LG G Pad 8.3. You are now all set to explore the world of custom ROMs for your device.

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  • alex
  • Muhamed


    I’ve updated to stock 4.4.2 for Lg G pad. I cannot install CWM now, I’ve rooted the tablet though. Is there a way I can do this or I have to downgrade to 4.2.2?


  • Lee

    CWMod Recovery doesn’t work for the New Kit Kat 4.4.2 update. Think the response was something along the lines of “Doesn’t match existing recovery” (i.e. stock recovery). Rooted okay. Do I need a different recovery and, if so, is one available please.