How to Install CWM Recovery on LG Q7? INSTRUCTION!

In this article, I will show you step by step guide on how to install CWM Recovery on LG Q7. This step is necessary before you can install custom Rom on your smartphone. Alright, let’s straight away dive into the step by step instruction guide.


What do you mean by CWM Recovery?

Clockworkmod Recovery (CWM) is a popular custom recovery on Android devices. And it also provides more features than the stock recovery (provided by the manufacturer).

About LG Q7

Here are some of the key features and specifications of the newly launched LG Q7 smartphone.

  • Firstly, it has 5.5 inches IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1080 by 2160 pixels. A total of 442 pixels per inch.
  • And LG Q7 also comes with Android 8.1 OREO.
  • And under the hood, the phone has a MediaTek MT6750S chipset.
  • The Phone also comes with 3 GB Ram and 32 GB Storage. 
  • Furthermore, the camera sensor on LG Q7- 13 MP rear camera and 8 MP front shooter.
  • Finally, the battery on the LG Q7 is a non-removable 3000 mAh.

Also Read. LG Q7 Issues & How to Fix Them: Solution


Pros of Installing CWM Recovery on LG Q7

What benefits will you get from installing CWM recovery? Here are some of the advantages and benefits of installing CWM recovery on your phone.

  • Firstly, CWM recovery will provide the advanced feature.
  • And one can flash custom Roms and ZIP files on the phone.
  • Also, a custom recovery can make backup and restore it for you whenever required.
  • Furthermore, the Android device will have the ability to install super SU (ROOT).
  • Basically, you get the ability to customize or modify your LG Q7 Android device.

So, above are some of the reason why you should get a custom recovery or CWM recovery on your smartphone.

What consequences can happen when you install CWM Recovery on LG Q7?

Before we start installing CWM recovery, there are more advantages of installing a custom recovery or CWM Recovery, one should also be aware of the Cons or disadvantages of installing CWM recovery. So, What can happen to your phone if you try to install a CWM Recovery?

  • First of all, your phone may get completely dead.
  • Also, the warranty will be void.
  • Furthermore, performance issue may arrive.

So above are some of the reasons that can harm your device when you install a CWM custom recovery. So, now let’s install CWM recovery on LG Q7.

How to Install CWM Recovery on LG Q7?

Points to remember before installing CWM custom recovery on LG Q7 : 

    • First thing first, charge your phone fully to avoid interruption.
    • Also, make sure to use genuine accessories to connect your phone.

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Method 1: Install CWM Recovery on LG Q7

1. First of all, download CWM recovery image of the device from the web.
2. And rename it as CWM.img
3. Also, download appropriate USB drivers of the phone and install it on PC.
4. Now, setup ADB and fastboot on your PC. To do that download ADB here.

Install procedure For ADB Fastboot :
1. Launch it That Require administrator privileges.
2. Click Yes to install ADB and Fastboot or No to not.
3. Press Yes to install ADB system wide or No for the current user only
4. Click Yes to install Drivers or No to skip
5. Continue the Driver installation
6. 15 seconds passed – it will finish the process                                    Source – XDA 
5. And Now Open the folder – “CWM.img”

6. And open a command window in the folder itself. To do that, Shift + Right-click on any empty space and then select open command window.
7. Now, connect your LG Q7 to PC.
8. And, boot your device into fastboot mode. To do that type the following code in the command window

adb reboot bootloader

9. Now the device will boot into the fastboot mode. After that type the following code –

fastboot flash recovery twrp-2.8.x.x-xxx.img.

10. Replace CWM.img above with the name of your CWM recovery image file.
11. Now it will start flashing CWM Recovery and after that type the following –

fastboot reboot

12. This command will reboot your device.
13. And congrats, finally you have successfully installed CWM custom Recovery on LG Q7.

Also Read: How to Root LG Q7

Method 2: Install CWM Recovery on LG Q7 without PC

    • This step is easy and fast to install. However, you need to get root access on LG Q7 in order to install CWM custom recovery through this method.
  • And now download and install Rom Manager app from Play store on LG Q7.
  • Take a backup of your current Rom. To do that click on “Backup Current Rom”.
  • After that name your backup and proceed.
  • Next step is to click on “Flash Clockworkmod Recovery”.
  • And then Rom manager will ask for the model number. Select the appropriate model number and then proceed.
  • The file will start downloading and wait for it to complete. Then when asked to install, proceed.
  • The phone will reboot and install CWM custom recovery on it.
  • That’s it your LG Q7 has CWM custom recovery successfully installed.

NEXT – How to install custom ROM on LG Q7

How to Boot into CWM Recovery Mode on LG Q7?

Wondering how to boot into recovery mode? It’s simple all you need to do is, go to the Rom manager app and click on “Reboot into Recovery” and your phone will boot into the recovery mode.

Related Article. How to Unroot LG Q7 and go back to stock ROM.