How to Flash touch based ClockworkMod Recovery image manually on Asus Google Nexus 7

In this tutorial we will guide you step-by-step on how to flash or install touch based ClockworkMod Recovery image manually on Asus Google Nexus 7.

ClockworkMod, also known as simply CWM, is undoubtedly the most greatly acknowledged recovery tool for custom Android firmware installation, and day-by-day they are increasing their compatibility with numerous old and freshly arriving Android devices from different manufacturers, including our Asus Google Nexus 7.

This touch-based recovery tool is far better than that ordinary non-touch based ClockworkMod Recovery, since it provides easiness during entering into recovery mode via four virtual buttons and eliminating the usage of physical buttons of device. However, one may still use those physical buttons, if he desire so. Many reviews show that touch based ClockworkMod Recovery provides much more facilities than the non-touch based ClockworkMod Recovery.

Asus Google Nexus 7 is featured with 1.2 GHz Quad-core Cortex-A9 Processor, a RAM of 1 GB, and a 32 GB internal memory. Like the previous Google’s tablets, it has also created a large user base or fan base. With an affordable price range, they also have provided some really good features with an elegant design and stunning look.

So in this tutorial we will be showing you a tutorial on how to flash or install touch based ClockworkMod recovery image manually on Asus Google Nexus 7. Just follow the simple steps given below:


This tutorial will definitely work when using Asus Google Nexus 7 only. While working of it on others is not yet confirmed. On applying this installation to another model or device may give an unwanted result. While applying this update we will not be responsible if anything occurs to your device, so continue at your own risk.


  1. For successful completion of this process charge your tablet up to a minimum of 75% battery.
  2. You must take a back-up of all your personnel items and other impotent data, such as Call Logs, SMS, Contacts, Audios, Images, Videos, APN (Access Point Names) settings, Bookmarks, MMS settings, on your tablet.
  3. If you have not, then you must unlock your Android device’s Bootloader.
  4. You must enable USB Debugging mode on your Asus Google Nexus 7.

Steps for Flashing/Installing touch based ClockworkMod Recovery image on Asus Google Nexus 7

Asus Google Nexus 7Step 1

Firstly, download Fastboot.zipandCWM Google Nexus files to your computer.

Step 2

Now, extract both of these files to the following directory:

Step 3

Next, download an file to your computer.

Step 4

Now, connect your Asus Google Nexus 7 tablet to a computer and then copy the above downloaded file” in a folder named as “root” under your SD Card. Don’t run or try to open this file, just copy it in the folder.

Step 5

After transferring this file, switch off your tablet to enter into HBOOT.

NOTE: Understand the complete process for HBOOT.

a)      Shut down or power down your tablet.

b)      When it is completely OFF, first take out the battery and then again place it in the tablet. Now, press the Down button of volume as well as Power button of tablet simultaneously, and when your tablet powers up then only release them.

c)      Now you have the Bootloader screen on your tablet, and will view HBOOT in blue color and when lower down you must see Recovery, Fastboot, etc. After this, using the up/down keys for volume, select the ‘Fastboot’ option and then press down the Power button of your tablet. This makes the tablet to start as normal.

Step 6

Next, open the command prompt in the following directory of your computer:

Step 7

Now, type the following in above opened command prompt and then press enter:

Step 8

Now click on RECOVERY option in FASTBOOT menu to enter into the Recovery Mode.

Step 9

Since you are now in the Recovery Mode, select the install zip from SD card” option, and then select the choose zip from SD card” option to browse into your SD Card. Now, navigate up to the downloaded CWM Google Nexus” file for flashing it on your Asus Google Nexus 7.

Step 10

After the completion of flashing process, you should select the “reboot system now” option to restart your device, and then reboot it in the Normal Mode.

Step 11

After this, you’ll have ClockworkMod recovery installed over your Asus Google Nexus 7.


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