The Google Nexus 10 is Google's latest tablet offering and, after taking a sneak peek, even I was impressed with its cool features, such as its powerful processor and gorgeously sharp screen. With its elegant and attention-grabbing design, it is perfect for businesspeople.
Though stock may be great for most people, if you've been addicted to really making your Android device your own, you'll want to tinker around with the Nexus 10. If you're a veteran Android user, you can rejoice because you can now install custom recovery on your Nexus 10, opening the doors wide for flashing ROMs, mods, and hacks.
The official images of ClockworkMod Recovery for the Google Nexus 10 in both touch and non-touch versions have been compiled for you to load on your tablets. Regardless of which version you install, users report that both versions are stable and bug-free.
This guide shows you how to flash ClockworkMod Recovery for the Nexus 10 (official).
- The instructions in this guide are intended for use with theGoogle Nexus 10. Applying these instructions on another device or model may produce undesired outcomes.
- The information in this guide is provided for instructional and educational purposes only. There is no guarantee that these instructions will work under your specific and unique circumstances.
- Use these instructions at your own risk. We shall not hold any responsibility or liability for whatever happens to you or your device arising from your use of the info in this guide.
- Read and understand the whole guide first before actually performing the instructions.
- A Google Nexus 10 with an unlocked bootloader
- A Windows PC
- Tablet USB drivers installed on the PC.
- Disable antivirus, firewall, and other security software. Also disable Samsung Kies and other software that accesses your phone. Such software can interfere with the procedure in this guide.
- Enable USB debugging on your tablet. Go to the Settings menu and select About Tablet. Tap the build number 7 times until a message “You are now a developer!” appears. Go back and select Developer options. From there, enable USB debugging.
- Download the Fastboot package (Fastboot.zip, 404.46 kB) to your computer.
- Download the custom recovery image of your choice:
- Make sure your device's battery still has at least 70% power. You don't want the device to shut down in the middle of the procedure.
- Backup all personal data on your tablet to make sure you have a copy of your personal data (e.g., contacts, SMS, MMS, Internet settings, Wi-Fi passwords, and the like) in case the procedure in this guide erases such data.
- Extract the Fastboot.zip file to your computer. You will get a folder named Fastboot.
- Rename the custom recovery image of your choice into recovery.img.
- Copy recovery.img into the Fastboot folder.
- Switch off your Nexus 10.
- Boot your Nexus 10 into Fastboot Mode. To do this, press and hold down the Volume Up, Volume Down, and the Power buttons until the screen turns on.
- Connect your Nexus 10 to your computer via USB cable.
- Open a command prompt on your computer and navigate to where the Fastboot folder is located.
- Type in the command
fastboot devices. You should see your tablet's serial number, indicating that your computer has detected your device. If it doesn't appear, make sure you have installed the USB drivers.
- Type in the command
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img to flash ClockworkMod Recovery.
- A Finished or Okay message will appear, confirming that ClockworkMod Recovery has been successfully flashed.
- Reboot your tablet by typing
- To boot into ClockworkMod Recovery, switch off your Nexus 10 and boot into Fastboot Mode. Use the Volume keys to select Recovery mode and tap the Power button to enter recovery.
Congratulations! ClockworkMod Recovery has been successfully installed on your Google Nexus 10. Now you can easily install custom ROMs, mods, tweaks, and hacks to make your Nexus 10 truly your own. Enjoy!