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I'm having a problem flashing a custom recovery on my Nexus 7. I'm trying to install the TWRP recovery for the "flo" version and it doesn't seem to install. I mean, it says it does in fastboot mode but when I reboot to recovery it goes to the stock recovery instead (the green android with the red triangle) and just stays on that screen for minutes. What gives?
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I'm having a problem flashing a custom recovery on my Nexus 7. I'm trying to install the TWRP recovery for the "flo" version and it doesn't seem to install. I mean, it says it does in fastboot mode but when I reboot to recovery it goes to the stock recovery instead (the green android with the red triangle) and just stays on that screen for minutes. What gives?
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fastboot flash recovery twrp.img?
 
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You used
fastboot flash recovery twrp.img?
Yep. Solved it though. Apparently in 4.4 they've made it so that the device will replace TWRP with the stock recovery immediately after rebooting if you don't boot into TWRP immediately after installing it using:

fastboot boot name-of-recovery.img

Then you have to change the name of a file while in TWRP. In TWRP go to Mount and select System. Then go back to the main screen and press Advanced > File Manager. Browse to /system and select a file named recovery-from-boot.p and rename it to recovery-from-boot.bak. And you should be able to go into TWRP like normal.
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