TWRP recovery on the LG Nitro HD gives you a new touch-based recovery environment. That same new recovery replaces the older stock recovery. Stock gets its name because it comes stock standard on your device when you buy them. The stock recovery is made by Google and the custom recovery is made by third-party developers. The main reason people want to install a custom recovery is so that they can install custom ROMs. Additionally, some people prefer to use the Android stock ROM and install a custom recovery to use more powerful backup features (NANDroid backups).
TWRP recovery (Team Win Recovery Project) does all the same things as ClockworkMod recovery. The main difference is you no longer use the Power and Volume buttons to navigate through the recovery menu. Instead you get to use the devices display and tap the buttons with your fingers just like you would from a device with a touch screen like a tablet.
The Files You Need
- Download the TWRP recovery file from here.
- Download the Terminal Emulator app from here.
– the terminal Emulator is the app from the Google Play which helps us type the codes directly to the device when a computer is not available, or we prefer using the commands directly from our mobile devices. Without the commends, there is no recovery.
- Installing a custom recovery on the LG smartphones does void the warranty. You can sometimes flash a stock recovery on your device and that warranty will work once again.
- You must have root access on the LG Nitro HD before you can install a custom recovery.
Installing a Custom Recovery on the LG Nitro HD
- Download the terminal Emulator application from the Google Play Store directly on your smartphone.
- Download the TWRP Recovery file to the computer.
- Windows users will find it in the Downloads folder by default. Open that Downloads folder and drag it over to the desktop.
- Rename the file something you can easily remember such as recovery.img.
- transfer the recovery.img file from the desktop over to the devices internal storage SD card and make sure it’s on the root of that SD card. That means do not hide it in any sub folder.
- Unplug your LG Nitro HD from the computer once that’s done.
- Open the terminal Emulator application on your device.
- Type these following codes:
dd if=/sdcard/recovery.img of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p13
- Those commands will flash the new recovery on your device. However, it does not boot your device into the recovery mode just yet.
- Reboot your smartphone and the recovery is ready to work.
- Now you can check out the guide on how to boot Android devices into a custom recovery mode so you can start installing new ROMs or taking full backups the easy way.