Bootloader Unlock and TWRP Custom Recovery Flashing Guide for Galaxy Nexus (Maguro)

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    You need to have a custom Recovery on your phone if you want to install Custom ROMs. TWRP is such a popular Custom Recovery available for many devices including Galaxy Nexus.

    Installing custom recovery on your device may VOID your warranty and may delete all your data. Before proceeding further you may consider backup of your all data. Understand the fact that you are the only person responsible for everything that you do with you device.

    If you blame me for a disaster that happened to your device then I will simply laugh at you.

    Required files for TWRP flashing on Galaxy Nexus (Codename: Maguro):

    Driver for Your Nexus device
    15 Seconds ADB Installer for Windows
    Minimal ADB and Fastboot for Windows
    ADB & Fastboot installation guide on MAC/Linux
    TWPR custom recovery for Galaxy Nexus Maguro

    You may follow the below link to backup all the data on your android device:
    Step by step guide to take full backup of your phone data

    STEP by STEP TWRP flashing guide for Google Galaxy Nexus:

    The complete process will be split into two parts as following:
    – Unlocking the Bootloader
    – Installing a custom recovery

    Unlocking the Bootloader:

    • Turn the phone off.
    • Then boot it into the bootloader/fastboot mode by holding volume up + volume down + power.
    • Open a command console and go to the directory where you have extracted adb and fastboot
      Type the following command in the console:

          $ fastboot devices
    • NOTE:
      This command will list the connected devices.
      If your phones serial number shows up you are good to go and may continue.
      If the phone is NOT listed this indicates that your drivers are not installed correctly.
      In order for you to continue you must configure your drivers properly so that your phone is listed under fastboot devices.

    • If the phone has been recognized by the command above, proceed to unlocking the bootloader with the following command::
          $ fastboot oem unlock
    • NOTE:
      Remember that this step will wipe EVERYTHING off the phone.
      If you have not taken a backup of your phone data then do it here:
      Step by step guide to take full backup of your phone data

    Flashing a Custom Recovery on Galaxy Nexus:

    • Find out the appropriate custom recovery for your device.
    • Copy the custom recovery into the directory where you have kept the adb and fastboot files.
    • Now type the following command to install the custom recovery image onto your Nexus device:
          $ fastboot flash recovery <>
    • Place the recovery image name in the <> field.
    • Reboor your phone from fastboot mode:
          $ fastboot reboot
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