How to Install TWRP & CWM Recovery on Nokia X

Download and install TWRP Touch and CWM recoveries on the Nokia X. Nokia X is the first Android smart phone from Nokia. It is a low-entry budget phone that comes with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean even though without a proper Play Store, qHD IPS LCD display, 512 GB RAM, 3.15 MP camera, dual core Snapdragon S4 Play processor with Adreno 203 GPU and 1500 battery. The best thing is that it costs about only  100 Euros.

Since it comes with Android, you can install custom recoveries such as TWRP and CWM. Nokia X development community is not very big at the moment because the phone is not very popular but this hasn’t stopped developers to make custom recoveries available on Nokia’s budget Android smart phone.


At the moment there are two popular recoveries available for the Nokia X: TWRP Touch Recovery and CWM Recovery. They are both fully working with the exception of a few bugs here and there. To install them. you need to install fastboot on your computer.

Installing CWM

To install CWM recovery, download the img file here, open fastboot and type the following code:

adb reboot bootloader
fastboot -i 0x0421 flash recovery cwm-6028-normandy.img

Then you need to go to System > Etc > and rename the last file to so it won;t be overwritten when you reboot your phone.

Installing TWRP Recovery

Installing TWRP Touch Recovery is a little bit tricky. There is a little patch you need to put in Bootable > Recovery. Download Normandy Patch file here. Then you need to go to Device > Nokia > Normandy > for this code:

-BOARD_CUSTOM_GRAPHICS := ../../../device/nokia/normandy/recovery/graphics.c
+#BOARD_CUSTOM_GRAPHICS := ../../../device/nokia/normandy/recovery/graphics.c

Download all the required sources here.

If you want to know more, check out original TWRP thread and CWM thread.