There are 2 famous custom recoveries out there ~ ClockworkMod and Team Win Recovery Project (TWRP). You won’t be wrong by using either one of them on your Google Nexus 4. It is totally up to personal taste and usage. TWRP has a fully touch driven user interface (which better than CWM in my opinion). And the GUI is also fully XML driven and completely theme-able.
TWRP Touch Recovery for LG Nexus 4
There are only Power off, Airplane mode and Silent mode in power menu on Google Nexus 7. Therefore, I use Quick Boot (Reboot) application to reboot and load into recovery. But that’s not the best way. So Extended Power Menu for Nexus 7 comes to rescue…
Extended Power Menu for Google Nexus 7
How to load Google Nexus 7 recovery mode? I tried to boot into Nexus 7 stock recovery but failed. Only managed to load Nexus 7 Fastboot mode. Then it stuck at Google Logo when try to load recovery. Not a big deal because stock recovery can’t do much stuff when compare to ClockworkMod (CWM) Touch Recovery and TWRP Recovery from TeamWin Recovery Project. I managed to root Nexus and install CWM Touch Recovery with Google Nexus 7 ToolKit’s 1-click method. So how to load Nexus 7 recovery mode now?
Quick Boot (Reboot)
I love Android devices because I can mod it as much as I like. Of course, those Android devices must have unlocked bootloader (or able to unlock it without void warranty). Google Nexus 7 is the latest and greatest Android tablet from Google. Loaded with latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS. A lot of developers are supporting it. And this translates to lot of Nexus 7 customizations, ROMs, recovery, rooting methods… As a result, all Nexus 7 users can enjoy more features out of Nexus 7. Google Nexus 7 ToolKit is the thing that you need. It provides lot of functions like drivers, backup, unlock, root, CWM, flash…
Google Nexus 7 ToolKit
Google Nexus 7 is the first Android tablet from Google. Just like other Google Nexus devices, Nexus 7 is considered a developer tablet. Therefore, we can mod it easily with rooting, custom recovery and ROM. What is Google Nexus 7 Fastboot Mode? Fastboot is protocol used to update the flash file system in Android devices from a host over USB. And we can unlock / lock Nexus 7 bootloader, root Nexus 7, flash recovery, boot image and system image in Nexus 7 Fastboot Mode.
Google Nexus 7 Fastboot Mode