The Nexus name never fails to make Android users ask — what could be next? Who'll be manufacturing the next best Android device? Things just get better and more exciting every time a new Nexus device is unveiled to the Android community. The Google Nexus 10 is another hit for Android and for developers; it's yet another device to tinker with. ClockworkMod Recovery for this tablet was just released, and if there's ClockworkMod, there's also TWRP Recovery.
The Team Win Recovery Project or TWRP Recovery is an alternative custom recovery you can use if you're tired of or disappointed with ClockworkMod Recovery. They are more or less the same, but this particular version of TWRP Recovery sports a USB On-the-Go feature, allowing you to attach a thumb drive with a USB OTG cable and backup, restore, and install ZIPs via the thumb drive. It's touch-based and its GUI is XML-driven and fully theme-able.
On the other hand, there are some problems with theme being undersized, but the developer vows to upscale the theme. Aside from that, TWRP Recovery is working smoothly for the Nexus 10.
This guide shows you how to flash TWRP Recovery for the Nexus 10.
- The instructions in this guide are intended for use with the Google 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.
- Enable USB debugging on your handset. Go to the Settings Menu and tap About Tablet. Tap the build number 7 times until a message “You are now a developer!” appears on the screen. Go back and select Developer options. From there, enable USB debugging.
- Disable antivirus, firewall, and other security software. Also disable Samsung Kies and other software that accesses your tablet. Such software can interfere with the procedure in this guide.
- 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.
- Download the following files to your computer:
- Extract Fastboot.zip to your computer. You will get a folder named Fastboot.
- Rename openrecovery-twrp-220.127.116.11-manta.img into recovery.img.
- Transfer recovery.img to the Fastboot folder.
- Turn off your tablet.
- Put your Nexus 10 in Fastboot Mode by turning the device off and then holding down the Volume Up, Volume Down, and Power buttons at the same time until you see Start on the screen.
- Connect your tablet to your PC using a USB cable.
- Open a command prompt on your computer and navigate it to the Fastboot folder.
- To check if your tablet has connected to the computer, type the command
fastboot devices. Your tablet's serial number will appear on the screen. If it doesn't appear, make sure you have installed the USB drivers.
- Enter the following commands to flash the custom recovery and to reboot your tablet after:
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
- To access TWRP Recovery, turn off your tablet and boot into Fastboot Mode. Using the Volume keys, select Recovery mode and tap the Power button to enter recovery.
Great! You've just installed TWRP Recovery on your Google Nexus 10. Try it now and explore more customizations for your tablet. Don't miss out on new ROMs and themes for this device!