How to install TWRP Recovery on Nothing Phone 2

Since the unveiling of Nothing Phone 1, there was an element of uncertainty over how this new company would turn up in the smartphone market. After the official launch, the device didn’t just end up being amazing but it exceeded all expectations.

With the release of its successor Nothing Phone 2, the company has taken things up a level. All the basics have been checkmarked not just for the general audience but also for tech enthusiasts.

Recently, the unbrick tool for the device has gone live. Deleting data on partitions, taking a Nandroid backup, and other modifications are just a few taps away. If you’re looking to install TWRP Recovery, then this guide will be helpful. In this guide, you will get to know how to install TWRP Recovery on Nothing Phone 2.

How to install TWRP Recovery on Nothing Phone 2

Nothing Phone 2

Step 1: Install Android SDK

To start off, install the Android SDK Platform Tools on your PC or computer. It’s the official ADB and Fastboot binary provided by Google. You should download it and extract it to a convenient location on your PC. Doing this will give you the necessary platform-tools folder.

Step 2: Enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking

Then, you will need to enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking on your smartphone. The former makes your smartphone recognizable by the PC in ADB mode. Meanwhile, it’ll allow you to easily boot your smartphone to Fastboot Mode.

OEM Unlocking will be needed to carry out the bootloader unlocking process. You’ll need to go to Settings -> About Phone -> Tap on Build number 7 times -> Return to Settings -> System -> Developer Options -> Enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking.

Step 3: Unlock Bootloader on your Nothing Phone 2

You’ll also need to unlock the bootloader on your Nothing Phone 2 if you’re looking to install TWRP Recovery. Remember that doing this will wipe off the data and might even make your device’s warranty null and void.

Step 4: Download TWRP Recovery for Nothing Phone 2

You can grab hold of the TWRP recovery for your Nothing Phone 2 by going to the link mentioned below –

TWRP for Nothing Phone 2 – Download

Step 5: Boot your device to Fastboot mode

  • Connect your smartphone to the PC using a USB cable
  • Go to the platform-tools folder and type in CMD in the address bar before hitting enter to launch the Command Prompt
  • Enter the following command in the CMD window for booting your device to the Fastboot Mode –
adb reboot bootloader
  • Now, type the following command to verify the Fastboot Connection –
fastboot devices
  • If you’re getting the Device ID followed by the Fastboot keyword, then your connection stands successful

Step 6: Install TWRP on your Nothing Phone 2

  • To start off, transfer the downloaded TWRP file to the platform tools folder
  • Then, you should rename the downloaded recovery to “recovery.img” and then transfer the file to the platform-tools folder
  • Then, go to the platform-tools folder and type in CMD in the address bar before hitting enter to launch the Command Prompt
  • Execute the following command for flashing TWRP to the Recovery partition –
fastboot flash recovery_ab twrp.img
  • Once it is flashed, you need to use the following command to boot your smartphone to TWRP Recovery directly from the Fastboot Mode –
fastboot reboot recovery
  • You can flash the desired file
  • Once it is done, you can boot your device to the OS via Reboot -> System
Aviral Sharma
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Aviral Sharma is a talented and passionate writer who has been using words to express his thoughts ever since he learned how to hold a pen. He is passionate about outer space, history, sports, and most importantly, technology. Aviral has been a regular writer for rootmygalaxy for over 6 years and has been covering games and Android guides. He currently owns a Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra, an iPhone 13, and a HP Pavilion laptop.

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