Tuesday, May 24, 2016

How to Install TWRP Recovery on the Optimus G (Sprint)

Sick and tired of using the same old fashioned ClockworkMod Recovery and looking for a new custom recovery for your Optimus G (Sprint) smartphone? TmWin’s got you covered. TmWin offers a rlly nice custom recovery that enables you to flash custom ROMs, Mods, make nandroid backups and other various useful operations you could do on your device. The aforementioned device has been able to get the recovery ported for it and this guide covers how you can install it on your device. Make sure you follow all the steps to the letter to avoid any issues and have a successful installation process. And here you go:By EditAndroidI. Before You Begin:1. You must have rooted your device before doing this procedure. Checkthis guideout to root your device.2. This will replace your current recovery with the TWRP Recovery.3. You should have appropriate drivers installed on your PC.II. Downloading Required Files:1.TWRP Recovery (Download the latest version of the Recovery)2.FastbootIII. Installing TWRP Recovery on the Optimus G (Sprint):1. Download and place both the files to your Desktop.2. Unzip files from both the archives to your Desktop. You should getfastboot.exlong with some other files.3. Turn OFF your device.4. Reboot the device intoFastbootmode. To do that, simply hold down theVolume DOWN+Powerbuttons together for a few seconds.5. Connect the device to your PC via USB cable.6. Launch a Command Prompt Window on the Desktop of your PC. To do so, press and hold theShiftbutton on your board and right-click on any empty ar on the screen, then chooseOpen command window here.7. Type in following command into the Command Prompt. Make sure to replecoveryfilename.imgwith the actual name of the Recovery you downloaded.fastboot flash recovery recoveryfilename.img8. Once the recovery’s flashed on your device, issue the following command:fastboot reboot9. Your device will reboot.10. And you’re all done!Brilliant! You’ve successfully installed TWRP Recovery on your device and you can now access it and enjoy flashing ROMs!

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