How To Install Custom Recovery on Nexus 5X (TWRP)

A custom recovery is a must for everyone who wants to customize their Nexus 5X. The latest phone by Google comes with a stock recovery by default. However, it is not as powerful as a custom recovery such as TWRP.

A stock recovery can accomplish basic tasks such as wiping data, cache and dalvik cache, as well as apply official OTA zip files. A custom recovery on the other hand can flash custom zip files such as ROMs, kernels and mods, perform full Nandroid backups and much more.

You can install a custom recovery on your Nexus 5X very easily. Developers support this phone since it is a Nexus device, so ROMs and recoveries are not missing. Follow the guide below to learn how to install a custom recovery on your Nexus 5X for as long as the recovery comes on the .img format.

How to install custom recovery on Nexus 5X

To install a custom recovery on your Nexus 5X, you need to download you preferred recovery image and unlock the bootloader:

  1. Download the recovery .img file on your computer and move it inside the ADB folder.
  2. Rename the file to “customrecovery.img”.
  3. Turn the phone off and boot into fastboot mode (volume down + power).
  4. Connect the phone to your computer.
  5. Go to the ADB folder and open CMD. Enter the following code:
    fastboot flash recovery customrecovery.img
  6. Wait for the recovery to be installed.

Once the recovery is installed, turn the phone off. Boot into fastboot mode and select recovery. Now you can make a full Nandroid backup, root, install ROMs, kernels and more.


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