This page lists the latest CWM/TWRP Recovery for your LG Nexus 5 Android smartphone dubbed by codename “hammerhead”. This page is updated with the latest CWM/TWRP recovery you can install on your Nexus 5.
You can install CWM or TWRP recovery easily using an app, see How To Install IMG Files using Flashify App on Android! If your tablet is not booting, you can also install using fastboot (just like when you rooted) by doing “fastboot flash recovery recoveryimagename.img”.
Q: Do I need to upgrade my CWM or TWRP recovery?
A: Usually no, you do not have to upgrade unless you are getting Status 7 or other errors while installing a custom ROM.
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You will need a rooted Nexus 5 to install all ROM/kernels.
NOTE: THE AUTHOR OF THIS SITE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE IF YOU MESS UP YOUR PHONE, PLEASE READ INSTRUCTIONS TWICE BEFORE TRYING IF THIS IS YOUR FIRST TIME TO ROOTING AND CUSTOM ROMS!
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