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How to flash CWM recovery on Google Nexus 4 [Guide]

google-s-nexus-4 [1]These are the instructions to install CWM recovery on Google Nexus 4 smartphones.




  1. Download the N-Cry Toolkit from this link [2] directly to the computer.
  2. Drag the file over to the desktop from its default download location.
  3. Right-click over the N-Cry file and choose the “extract here” option from the menu.
  4. Click over the ‘Driver Setup’ button.
  5. The Toolkit will now install the Google USB Drivers on your computer.
  6. Connect the Google Nexus 4 smartphone to the computer using the USB cable you would use to charge the battery in the device.
  7. Wait until the Toolkit says your Nexus 4 is detected and then click on the Recovery button from the menu.
  8. Click the ‘Start fastboot Mode’ if your device is not in the bootloader mode already.
    – the bootloader mode and the fastboot mode are the same mode.
  9. Once you can see it is in the fastboot mode, select the Google Nexus 4 device from the drop down menu.
  10. Choose the custom recovery you want to flash on the Nexus 4 — it can be any recovery. TWRP recovery is the one where you have the buttons on the display of your device, while ClockworkMod recovery uses the traditional Volume keys to navigate and the Power button to confirm the commands.
  11. Check the box to enable the ‘Permanent’ option so your custom recovery stays on the device.
  12. Click the Start button and wait for the custom recovery to get flashed on your Google Nexus 4 device. This process can take several minutes, so stay patient and do not touch any buttons in the mean time.

You know it’s done when your Nexus 4 smartphone automatically boots up in the recovery you just finished installing.