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How to install TWRP Recovery on Asus Nexus 7 2012 3G [Guide]

Google Nexus 7 [1]Installing TWRP Recovery on the Google Asus Nexus 7 tablet will mean you can start flashing your custom kernels and custom ROMs. Custom kernels are great for overclocking a device and changing the internal system so the device runs better. A Custom ROM is great if you want more features, a different design, less bloatware and can also help with increased performance over a stock ROM. One feature that many forget with a custom recovery is the ability to take complete backups without having to use any adb commands from a computer.




  1. Learn how to set up adb [2] on your computer running Windows and then come back to this guide.
  2. Download the TWRP Recovery package for the Asus Nexus 7 from this link [3].
  3. Copy the TWRP Recovery file over to the same folder as your adb on the computer and leave the folder open.
  4. From within the same folder, hold down Shift and right-click the mouse where there are no files and choose to open a new command prompt window from the options on the menu.
  5. Connect the Asus Nexus 7 tablet to the computer with the USB cable.
  6. Type the first command in your command line: adb reboot bootloader
  7. The Asus Nexus 7 2012 tablet will now be in fastboot mode.
  8. Type the next command to flash the custom recovery: fastboot flash recovery twrp.img
  9. Type the final command to reboot the device: fastboot reboot

Sometimes a device will replace the custom recovery with the stock recovery again during the first boot. You can fix that problem if it is happening to your Asus Nexus 7 by searching Google [4] for the right method to enter recovery mode on your device and holding that button combination when you are giving the “fastboot reboot” command.