Download and Install TWRP on Nubia Play

 
 

A working build of TWRP for Nubia Play is now available to download. This is a step-by-step guide that explains how to install TWRP on Nubia Play.

This Nubia Play TWRP is brought to you by developer wzsx150.
 

Nubia Play TWRP Download and Install

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DISCLAIMER:
Installing TWRP recovery on Nubia Play requires an unlock bootloader, which may void the warranty and delete all data on your phone. Make sure you back up important data.

You are the only person making changes to your phone and I cannot be held responsible for the mistakes done by you. So, flash at your own risk!

About this TWRP for Nubia Play

– TWRP version: 3.4.1
– Device Codename: NX651J
– Supported Android Version: Android 10
– Build date: 28th March 2020

Where to download TWRP for Nubia Play?

Below is a list of files or guides required to install or flash TWRP recovery on Nubia Play. The next section has a step by step guide that explains when and how to use these files or guides in the process.

  • Nubia Play, USB cable and a Windows, or Linux or MAC with ADB and fastboot installed on it.
  • Download TWRP for Nubia Play (codename: NX651J)
  • ADB and Fastboot utility
    15 Seconds ADB Installer for Windows
    Minimal ADB and Fastboot for Windows
    ADB Fastboot for Linux and MAC
  • Unlocked bootloader on Nubia Play

How to Install TWRP on Nubia Play?

Installing TWRP on the phone requires an unlock bootloader. So, I have divided this whole guide into two parts as below:

  1. Bootloader Unlock
  2. Flashing / Installing the TWRP recovery

Unlocking the Bootloader

The phone must have an unlocked bootloader in the first place to be able to install or replace the stock recovery with TWRP recovery on Nubia Play.
Follow the below instructions to unlock the bootloader.

  • Go to Settings, > About Phone and then tap on the Build Number for 7 times to enable Enable developer options
  • Then install the ADB and Fastboot by downloading from one of the above links
  • Connect the Nubia Play phone to the PC
  • Once done, reboot the phone into fastboot or bootloader mode and execute the below command:
    fastboot oem nubia_unlock NUBIA_NX651J
  • The bootloader should be unlocked by now!
Visit this Nubia Play Bootloader Unlock page to get a detailed step-by-step guide.

Booting or flashing the TWRP

  1. Download and extract the Nubia Play TWRP zip file. There you will get recovery.img, misc.bin and the EN_Recovery-twrp-oneclick-EN.bat file.
  2. Then connect the phone to the PC using a USB cable.
    – On your phone, if you see such as “Allow USB debugging” then just tap on OK to proceed.
  3. Double click on the EN_Recovery-twrp-oneclick-EN.bat batch script to automatically flash the TWRP and the misc.bin file to the respective partitions.
  4. Alternatively you can install it manually. Open a command prompt (on Windows) or terminal (on Linux or macOS) window, and execute the below command to restart your phone into fastboot mode or bootloader mode:
    adb reboot bootloader

    – You can also enter into fastboot or bootloader mode by turning off the phone and then pressing the Power button + Volume Down button.
  5. As this is an A-only device, the TWRP needs to be flashed on the recovery partition. So, execute the below commands to flash the twrp and the misc.bin file:
    fastboot flash recovery twrp-3.4.x-xx.img
    fastboot flash misc misc.bin

    While executing this command make sure to replace the twrp-3.4.x-xx.img with the actual filename of the TWRP.
  6. Wait for the fastboot command to finish installing the TWRP on Nubia Play.

That’s all on installing TWRP on Nubia Play. For some reason, if it fails, you can leave a comment below so that I can try to help you troubleshoot the issue.

After installing TWRP on Nubia Play

You can do many things after installing TWRP on Nubia Play. Below are few such examples:

  • You can enable Root on Nubia Play
  • You can install one of the custom ROMs available for Nubia Play
  • You can install some of the mods, magisk modules, etc.

Add-on links for Nubia Play

Following are some extra resources for Nubia Play which you may be interested in:
– LineageOS 17.1 for Nubia Play
– GCam for Nubia Play

Visit the following to get other updates of Nubia Play topics (codename: NX651J) on Android Custom ROMs, LineageOS ROMs, and all other device specific topics.
 
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  1. tin October 17, 2020
    • tin October 17, 2020