The Android Recovery Mode for Nexus 7 tablet is an alternate hidden menu that you can use to install new stock updates, custom ROMs for rooted devices, custom kernels, custom themes, files or any other type of file. Besides all the customization tasks you will also get others that will allow you to factory reset device, wipe cache and more.

The Stock or Custom Recovery Modes require an advanced user knowledge level, so that you won't end up wiping the entire device by accident. Booting Recovery Mode screen for your Nexus 7 is one of easiest things you could ever need to try, as you will simply press some buttons and in under a minute you will be at main recovery screen.

In this post you will find instructions on how to successfully boot a Stock or a custom Recovery image for your Nexus 7 device. Read this entire tutorial and you will learn easily to apply all tasks.

Besides the Stock Recovery you will also find info on how to boot CWM and TWRP Recovery with specific Android applications without needing to power off your device.

How to boot Stock Recovery Mode for Nexus 7:

The Stock Recovery Mode can be launched only when your Nexus 7 is running on a full stock Android operating system. The options that you will find in Stock Recovery are as following: apply update from ADB, wipe data/ factory reset, wipe cache partition and reboot.

Here's how to boot your tablet in stock Android system recovery:

  • switch off your device completely.
  • press and hold Volume Down, Volume Up and Power, all need to be held down simultaneously.
    - do not release the buttons until the Fastboot menu loads.
  • when the Fastboot / Bootloader screen loads you can release the buttons.
  • using either Volume button you need to select Recovery Mode option.
    - press Volume up or down until the START text changes to Recovery Mode.
  • press Power to load Nexus 7 in Recovery Mode.
    - after this you will see a green Android button on its back, get to the next step.
  • next, press and hold Power, then press once on Volume Up to make the stock Recovery menu visible.

That should do it, your device is now listing all stock Recovery options.

In case your Google Nexus 7 has a custom Recovery such as CWM or TWRP installed on it, then you will need to read the guide below.

Boot Custom CWM or TWRP Recovery Mode for Nexus 7:

  • power off your tablet completely.
  • press and hold Volume Down, Volume Up and Power buttons.
    - all the buttons needs to be held down until the Fastboot Mode loads.
  • press Volume Up or Down until the START green text is changed to Recovery Mode.
  • press Power to load the Custom Recovery Mode.
  • the CWM or TWRP Recovery interface will load after a few seconds and you're free to apply any changes you want.

If your device is rooted and you wish to find an easier way to boot in Recovery Mode, then you can always choose to do it using a reliable application. So, you should know that the ROM Manager app can be used to boot CWM Recovery, while the GooManager app works for TWRP Recovery. Read the instructions below and learn how to do boot custom Recovery using an Android application.

Also, if your tablet is rooted but it still features a stock Recovery, then the files listed below can be used to flash a custom Recovery image.

How to boot Nexus 7 in CWM Recovery Mode with ROM Manager:

  • install the ROM Manager tool from Google Play Store here.
  • launch ROM Manager on your device.
  • next, press on the 'Reboot into Recovery' option.
  • confirm.
  • wait until all ClockworkMod CWM Recovery files are loaded and then the Nexus 7 will boot recovery.

How to boot Nexus 7 in TWRP Recovery Mode with GooManager:

  • install GooManager tool from Google Play Store here.
  • launch the GooManager app on your Nexus 7 tablet.
  • tap the app's menu button and press on 'Reboot Recovery'.
  • confirm process.
  • wait until the Nexus 7 loads all TWRP Recovery files and interface.

I hope that you've managed to learn how to boot Recovery Mode for your Nexus 7. If you have any other questions, use the comments field below.

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