That was quick! TWRP Recovery for Nexus 7 2013 is ready. Team Win have released openrecovery-twrp-188.8.131.52-flo.img, TWRP 2.6 for Nexus 7 FLO (WiFi only) tablets. As per the official update from Team Win, the popular custom recovery works on 2013 Nexus 7 models and there are no reported issues so far. So, you can install TWRP on your shiny new Nexus 7 using the familiar fastboot flash recovery command. For those who don’t know, TWRP is one of the popular custom recoveries that supports handful of Android devices. Now they have added support for the latest Google tablet that was released last week.
To be able to install TWRP 2.6 on FLO (Nexus 7 2013 Wi-Fi model), you should first unlock bootloader of your device. It’s also recommended to root your device and then flash the custom ROM of your choice. Below you can find the download link for the Team Win Recovery Project img file for Nexus 7 2013 along with instructions on how to flash it.
Download & Install TWRP 2.6 for Nexus 7 2013 Model
Before you Begin:
- Take a complete backup of your data as you may lose it during the process
- Make sure you have Nexus 7 2013 USB drivers installed on your computer
- Enable USB Debugging (see how to)
- Unlock Nexus 7 2013 Bootloader
Optional: For convenience, rename the file to twrp.img
Step 2: Boot Nexus 7 2013 in fastboot mode. To do this:
- Switch off your device
- Press & hold Volume down button and the press the Power button to turn the device on
- Keep holding the Volume down button till a menu shows up on your device
Your tablet should now be in fastboot mode.
Step 3: Connect your device to the computer using the USB cable.
Your device screen should now be reading “FASTBOOT USB” indicating that it was in fastboot USB mode.
Step 4: Navigate to platform-tools directory (which should be inside the Android SDK) directory. Once there, hold the “Shift” key and right click anywhere.
Step 5: Select “Open command window here” option to launch Command Prompt and then execute following command:
fastboot flash recovery twrp.img
twrp.img is the name of the recovery file.
This command will flash TWRP on Nexus 7 2013 model tablet. You can now boot into custom recovery mode and flash custom ROMs to your device.