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Switching Custom Roms no TWRP

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By kellyvotrenom, Junior Member on 29th August 2019, 08:00 PM
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Very new to this so explain to me like I'm 5

I installed Ubuntu Touch on a Nexus 4. The install went fine, I did not install TWRP - wasn't required hadn't really planned on experimenting more. However, now I would like to try both Lineage and Paranoid Android.

How do I proceed at this point? Do I need to re-install original ROM or can I install TWRP directly? I am assuming that to install either OS I need to have TWRP installed - is that right?

Again, if you could please keep it simple - I am still swimming in the shallow end of the pool with Custom ROMs and Android.

20th November 2019, 04:04 AM |#2  
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You said you already installed Ubuntu Touch.
I'm presuming that you have unlocked your bootloader before doing so and that you might have used the terminal and might be running Ubuntu.
If this is correct it should be no problem for you to:
- With your device powered off, press and hold the volume down button and then the power button simultaneously until the screen turns on to enter "Fastboot mode"
- Connect your device to your PC
- Open a terminal window and type
fastboot devices
if that does return
no permissions	fastboot
it can be fixed by running fastboot as root from now on, i.e.
sudo fastboot [...]
- next, enter
fastboot oem device-info
if the output contains the line
(bootloader) 	Device unlocked: true
you are able to flash a custom recovery.

- To flash the recovery go directly, and download the latest (topmost) image.
Now, find out where the image is downloaded and open a terminal there.
Then enter this command
fastboot flash recovery twrp-3.3.1-0-mako.img
(again with sudo if necessary)

- Reboot and you should be good to go
fastboot reboot
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30th November 2019, 12:19 AM |#3  
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Thanks, that worked fine. Appreciate the step by step instructions.
30th November 2019, 09:39 AM |#4  
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I'm glad it worked for you
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