These are the guidelines to installing ClockworkMod Recovery on the Google Nexus 5 smartphone running Android 6.0 Marshmallow with the build number MRA58K.

Google Nexus 5

Files You Need

  • Download the ClockworkMod recovery file you need for the Nexus 5 from this page.
  • Download the universal ADB Driver for your Nexus 5 and the computer from this page.
  • You need to set up ADB on your Windows, Mac or Linux computer. Learn how to set up ADB on Windows, ADB on Linux or ADB on Mac so you can use the guide.

Installing CWM Recovery on the Google Nexus 5 running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow

  1. Start by installing your ADB Driver on the computer.
  2. Now set up the ADB on your Windows operating system Linux operating system or Mac operating system.
  3. Download and extract the CWM Recovery file on the desktop and then move the file over to the same folder as the ADB so you have it all in the same directory.
  4. From within the ADB and CWM folder, hold the Shift key and right-click where there is no file and a new menu will pop up on the screen.
  5. Choose to be opening a new command prompt window from that menu.
  6. Unlock your hidden Developer Options menu by tapping on the Menu > Settings > About Device > Tap the build number seven or so times and it will tell you that you are now using the device as a developer. Now you can get access to the Developer Options menu.
  7. Enable the USB Debugging Mode on your Nexus 5 smartphone by tapping on the Menu > Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging Mode.
  8. Leave the command prompt window open and boot the Nexus 5 in bootloader mode by pressing the Volume Down + Power buttons after you turn it on.
  9. Connect your Google Nexus 5 smartphone to the computer using the USB cable.
  10. Type the following command in the command prompt and press the Enter / Return key: fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-touch-
  11. That ClockworkMod recovery is now flashed on your Nexus 5 smartphone.

Your Google Nexus 5 stock recovery is now permanently replaced with a custom recovery until you flash the stock recovery back over the top. That means every time you turn your device on and off again, the CWM will still be there. You can learn how to boot your device up in the custom recovery mode now so you can reach the recovery partition any time.

You will need to root the Nexus 5 running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow before you can install the Quick Boot application from the Google Play Store. The Quick Boot application can help you boot your Nexus 5 device in various modes with the tap of a button so you don’t have to remember the button combinations.