After buying a new Android powered smartphone and after getting used with the basic operations, the next normal step is to tweak the internal system. In this way you can improve the performances of your phone and you can unleash its true potential. But the tweaking method is including various procedures which are in most situations complex ones. So, that’s why I am here to assist you with a new and dedicated tutorial. Well, as you can tell, by using the guidelines from down below you can now learn how to install TWRP recovery on the new Nextbit Robin.
Nextbit Robin is a great device as it provides decent specs on an affordable price tag. However, if you really want to take full advantage of its 3 GB of RAM you first have to make some customization and optimization procedures. In that respect, you have to replace the stock recovery image with a custom software – in our case with TWRP recovery.
TWRP recovery is a software developed by third party devs. It is based on CWM recovery and comes with a touch based interface and with great features and built-in options. Therefore, managing TWRP recovery is easy even if you are an Android newbie.
TWRP recovery is therefore a custom recovery image compatible with the Android Marshmallow system and also with your Nextbit Robin. This environment will remove the factory and default restrictions from the stock recovery and will offer endless tweaking possibilities. In a few words, with TWRP recovery installed, you will be able to take your Nextbit Robin to a higher level of performance – you will be able to perform operations like gaining root access, installing .zip files, flashing custom ROMs, removing bloatware, adding new features that cannot be found on the default Android platform, making Nandroid backups for saving the current Android OS, installing custom kernels and even overclock or undervolt CPU frequencies.
As you can see, the custom recovery image will ensure a virtual path between you and your phone’s internal system. Of course, such an extended access can’t be ensured by default. So, this operation isn’t supported by your OEM or by Google. The conclusion is only one: the warranty of your Nextbit Robin will get void if you will choose to install TWRP recovery. Therefore, be careful before doing anything else as if you somehow mess things up you can also brick your device – in that respect, if anything bad happens, don’t panic and follow a dedicated troubleshoot step by step guide.
Since TWRP recovery will replace the stock recovery software you can complete this step by step guide only if the bootloader is unlocked. Therefore, before resuming the steps from down below learn how to unlock your Nextbit Robin bootloader. Then, return here and resume the lines from this tutorial.
This is also a risky process which means that you have to protect what’s personal – your own data, info, accounts and files. Yes, I am talking about a backup which can be applied in different ways: syncing your data with your account, using built-in cloud storage software or managing different dedicated apps from the Market. Overall, in the end you should be able to save almost everything, including your contacts, call logs, texts, images, videos, audio files, market apps, internet settings, the EFS folder, IMEI / NVRAM data, calendar info and whatever you might have to use afterwards.
Just like when unlocking the bootloader, before installing TWRP recovery, first you have to take care of some pre requisites; here is what you need to do:
- Your computer will have to be used – there the Nextbit Robin USB drivers must be installed along with the Android SDK toolkit.
- You can install the Android SDK by following our dedicated tutorials: for Windows go here while for MAC OS X / Linux go here.
- On your phone gain Developer Options and check the USB Debugging field – tap 7 times on Built Number and then check the USB Debugging option from “menu – settings – developer options”.
- Plug in the charger if your phone is low on power – if the power is lower than 50%. Don’t mess with this as if your device gets switched off while TWRP recovery is installed you will risk in experiencing different software issues – such as boot loops, lags, bugs, force close, screen freeze, battery drain, heating issues, total blackouts, signal strenght problems and so on.
How to Easily Install TWRP Recovery on the Nextbit Robin
- From here download the TWRP recovery file.
- Save this file on desktop if possible.
- Rename the recovery file into “recovery.img”.
- On your computer access the Android SDK folder and open a cmd window: press and hold the Shift keyboard key while right clicking on any blank space.
- Connect your Nextbit Robin with your computer with the help of the USB cable.
- Reboot to bootloader mode – you can do so by entering the following command in the cmd window: “adb reboot bootloader”.
- Now load and install the TWRP recovery package by executing the next command: “fastboot –i 0X2c3f flash recovery recovery.img”.
- When done, unplug the USB cord and reboot your smartphone.
- You can go to recovery mode by following this dedicated tutorial.
TWRP recovery can be now used on your own Nextbit Robin. Basically, starting from now you can customize, optimize and personalize your phone by your own taste. Experience and test any custom operation you prefer and don’t forget to share your experience with us by using the comments field from down below.