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How to Install TWRP 3.2.3 Custom Recovery on Nokia 8

Users can now install TWRP 3.2.3 custom recovery on Nokia 8 from HMD Global. TeamWin recently rolled out its new TWRP 3.2.3 custom recovery version and now, it has extended its official support to Nokia 8. Seeing as this is an official release, you would be able to enjoy complete TWRP features and that too, reliably. The procedure for installation of this custom recovery is similar to what you would find on other A/B partition Android smartphones. Fortunately enough, even if you are doing this for the first time, we have the whole procedure explained with easy to follow steps. You can find all details for installation of TWRP 3.2.3 custom recovery on HMD Global’s Nokia 8 right ahead.

TeamWin has been developing its TWRP custom recovery for quite some time now. Not only has TWRP seen exponential growth in terms of device support but it also packs loads of new features. One of the many abilities that TWRP offers over the stock recovery is the fact that you can flash custom packages of which root stands out the most. Now, before we let you proceed with the implementation, it is always a good idea to backup all your data as we will be modifying the system partition and that, in rare cases, leads to data loss via a factory reset. Complete tutorial for installing TWRP 3.2.3 custom recovery on Nokia 8 listed ahead..

Install Nokia 8 TWRP Recovery

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TWRP 3.2.3 Recovery on Nokia 8:

TWRP 3.2.3 custom recovery is developed by TeamWin. As Android, it is an open source utility, open to all developers. The benefits you reap once you install this over the stock recovery are loads. For starters, a custom recovery allows you to flash third-party ZIP files which is impossible through stock configuration. Also, one of our favorite functions of TWRP include complete system backup and restore functionality.

For a more detailed overview, here some key features users utilize TWRP custom recovery for:

All set and ready? Good. Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial below (and on the next page) and update Nokia 8 with TWRP 3.2 Recovery.

Tutorial: How to Install Nokia 8 TWRP Recovery

We have put together a detailed step-by-step instructions guide on how to install TWRP recovery on Nokia 8. This is a very simple tutorial and if you have been updating or installing new custom recoveries on Nexus / Google Play Edition phones, then this one should not be any different for you.

Please read every line carefully below. We suggest that you should read the tutorial once before actually performing it on your phone.

Requirements:

  • This TWRP Recovery tutorial is only for unlocked Nokia 8. Please don’t try this on any other variants of the phone.
  • Make sure you backup all your data in your phone before proceeding.
  • This will void your warranty.
  • You need to have working Fastboot / ADB on your computer. Download links are posted below.
  • Bootloader should be unlocked. How? -> How to Unlock Bootloader on Nokia 8.

If you have fulfilled all the requirements above, then proceed to the actual tutorial.

Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:

Step 1 – Download Android SDK from the Android Developers website and install. Also set it up by downloading platform-tools and USB drivers package in SDK. Tutorial given here: How to Set up ADB and Fastboot on Windows.

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Step 1 – Download ADB / Fastboot – Android SDK Platform Tools separate package and install on your computer. Download from the following links depending on your OS and extract it anywhere in your computer.

Step 2 – Download TWRP Installer ZIP package and trasnfer it to the root directory of your phone.

Step 3 – Download TWRP (twrp-3.2.3-NB1.img) and save it into the same directory as the extracted Fastboot/ADB package files.

Step 4 – Connect your Nokia 8 to your computer using a USB cable.

Step 5 – Navigate to the same directory now as where you have Fastboot (i.e. Step 1) and on Windows: Open Command Prompt (Shift + Right-click > Open Command Prompt). For Mac OS X and Linux, use Terminal to navigate to this directory.