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How to install TWRP recovery on Google Nexus 6P [Guide]

Nexus 6P [1]These are the guidelines to install TWRP recovery on Google Nexus 6P. TWRP recovery is the first recovery to come out for the Nexus devices. As such, it’s developed a strong following with those who own Nexus devices. In just a few minutes, you will have successfully installed TWRP recovery on Google Nexus 6P.

REQUIREMENTS

BEFORE WE BEGIN

HOW TO INSTALL TWRP RECOVERY ON GOOGLE NEXUS 6P

  1. Download Android SDK directly to the computer from this page [4].
  2. Follow our guide and learn how to set up ADB and fastboot [5] on a Windows computer.
  3. Download the TWRP recovery from this page [6].
  4. Completely power down your Google Nexus 6P by holding the Power key.
  5. Reboot it holding the Volume Down + Power keys together so you get in the bootloader mode.
  6. Connect the Google Nexus 6P to the computer using the USB cable.
  7. Open the folder where you have ADB and fastboot.
  8. Hold the shift key on the keyboard and right-click the mouse on an empty white space where there is no file within the folder.
  9. Choose to open the command prompt window from the menu.
  10. Type the command: ‘fastboot flash recovery nameofyourrecoveryfile.img’ — change where it says ‘name of your recovery’ to the real name of your recovery file.
  11. After you press the Enter key on the keyboard, you should see the fastboot menu from the Google Nexus 6P display.
  12. Choose the recovery option from the fastboot menu to enter the recovery.
  13. Now that you are in the TWRP recovery, you can learn how to root the Google Nexus 6P on Android 6.0 Marshmallow [7] if you want to have root access to go with your custom recovery.