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Install CWM / TWRP Recovery and Root Nexus 7 on Android 5.1 Lollipop LMY47D [Factory Image]

In this tutorial checkout how to install CWM / TWRP Recovery and Root Nexus 7 on Android 5.1 Lollipop LMY47D Firmware – Guide

Android 5.1 Lollipop Factory Images are realised for Nexus 5, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 devices and we have earlier updated Nexus 5 and rooted it. Now we will guide you on how to install CWM / TWRP Recovery and Root Nexus 7, if you have just updated your device by installing the Factory Image.

Install CWM / TWRP Recovery and Root Nexus 7 on Android 5.1 update Nexus 7 to Android 5.1 Lollipop LMY47D

As you proceed below you will find the steps to install CWM / TWRP Recovery and Root Nexus 7, but before you proceed you have to follow the additional steps to prepare Nexus 7 and avoid mishaps.


  • Make sure your device is Nexus 7 2012 (Wi-Fi), Codenamed – “nakasi”
  • Backup your important data, as it will come in handy in case of data loss.

Backup & Restore SMS

Backup & Restore Contacts

Backup & Restore Call Logs

Backup files on Internal Storage to PC

Disclaimer: We should not be held liable or responsible in any manner for any damage to your Nexus 7. So proceed with the below steps at your own risk.

Also Read: How to install CWM Recovery and Root Nexus 10 on Android 5.1 Lollipop

How to Install CWM / TWRP Recovery on Nexus 7 on Android 5.1 Lollipop:

Step 1: Download your desired Custom Recovery from below links

CWM Recovery

TWRP Recovery

Step 2: Copy it to Fastboot Folder.

Step 3: Open the Command Prompt in Fastboot folder by opening the Fastboot folder and pressing and holding Shift Key and right clicking inside the Fastboot folder at the empty space and choosing open command window here.

Step 4: Power off Nexus 7 and enter into Fastboot / Bootloader Mode, by pressing and holding Volume Down + Power buttons simultaneously until you see Fastboot Menu.

Step 5: Connect Nexus 7 to PC via OEM USB cable.

Step 6: Now in CMD type the below command, depending on which recovery you are going to install and hit enter:


fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-touch-


fastboot flash recovery openrecovery-twrp-

Step 7: Now your desired Custom Recovery will be installed on Nexus 7.

Now that we have installed CWM / TWRP Recovery on Nexus 7, let’s proceed to Root Nexus 7.

How to Root Nexus 7 on Android 5.1 Lollipop LMY47D:

Step 1: Download the Rooting Package from here.

Step 2: Copy it to root of your device’s internal or external storage.

Step 3: Power off Nexus 7.

Step 4: Enter into Bootloader Mode:

  • Turn ON Nexus 7 by pressing and holding Volume Down + Power buttons.
  • Choose RECOVERY from Fastboot Menu.

Step 5: Flash the Rooting Package using Recovery. How? Follow here.

Step 6: Reboot Nexus 7.

Step 7: Check for Root Permissions using Root Checker App.

This is it now you have successfully installed CWM / TWRP Recovery and Rooted Nexus 7 on Android 5.1 Lollipop LMY47D firmware.

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Written by Alpesh

Tech Lover, Gadget Freak and the founder of Gizmo Advices who loves to play with Custom ROM's, Kernel's etc.


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  1. Hi;

    I have nexus 5 with multirom and TWRP and just have CM12 secundary rom and the internal is stock rom (android 5.0.1) my doubt is how i can update android 5.0.1 to 5.1?? If i want to clean all data and just to have the new stock 5.1???

    • If you have flashed the Custom Kernel, then flash the Stock Kernel back. If not? just clear the data, cache and dalvik cache and flash the factory image. Hope it work for you. 🙂

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