ClockworkMod Recovery or CWM recovery for Nexus 4 is now available for use that comes with touch support. CWM recovery is one of the most used custom recovery. As stock recovery comes with several limitation including flashing custom ROMs and MODs most people like using custom recovery. A custom recovery such as ClockworkMod recovery not only install custom ROMs, MODs and themes but also allow you to complete several advance system task including wiping delvic cache, fixing device permission and creating partition.
Installation of ClockworkMod recovery require an unlocked bootloader. And, unlocked bootloader void your warranty which can be regain by locking the bootloader again. If you are an advance user of Android device and really love to enjoy customization then proceed.
We should not be held liable for any damage caused in the process of installing CWM Recovery on Nexus 4. Although, it is very unlikely that your device will be damaged if you follow all the instructions as it is which are mentioned in procedure.
Backup your data first using below mentioned instructions, so that if you lost any data you can recover it easily.
SMS & Call Log – Use SMS, MMS & Call Log Entries Backup & Restore App
Contacts & Settings – Use Android default backup options.
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to Internal/External SD card.
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names”
- Make sure your device have at least 80% battery power. [How to Check Battery Percentage in Android Device]
- You already have USB Driver Installed for Nexus 4 in your PC. [Download USB Driver]
- Make sure USB Debugging is enabled. [Guide]
- Make sure ADB is installed. [Guide]
- Make sure bootloader is unlocked. [Guide]
If you follow everything that we mentioned above, you are ready to move into next page of this guide where we summed up detail instruction on how to install ClockworkMod Recovery on Nexus 4.
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