Users can install TWRP Recovery on the ZTE Blade Apex 2 smartphone now and have the best custom recovery in the world to date running on the device. With TWRP, users can take complete backups thanks to the NANDroid Backup, install new ROMs, custom kernels so you can overclock your device, and still effectively recover it if it needs a reset or update.
Installing a custom recovery on the ZTE Blade device will replace the stock recovery. You will only ever have the stock or custom version running one at a time. You can flash over each as many times as you want and continuously change from stock and custom versions. When you flash the stock recovery back on the ZTE Blade Apex device, the warranty will start working again.
Files You Need
- Download the TWRP Recovery for the ZTE Blade Apex 2 smartphone from this page.
- Set up ADB on your computer if you are going with the DD installation method: ADB for Windows, ADB for Mac, ADB for Linux.
- You are voiding the ZTE warranty when you choose to flash a custom recovery on the Apex 2 smartphone.
- This guide is only for the Blade Zpex 2 device with the model number P892E10.
- You must unlock the bootloader of your ZTE smartphone before you can install a custom recovery on the device. Some rooting methods you might have used do not require an unlocked bootloader, such as KingRoot.
Installing TWRP Recovery on the ZTE Blade Apex 2
With Root Access:
- Open the Google Play Store application on your Apex 2 and download the TWRP Manager app. Alternatively, anyone without the Google Play Store on the Apex 2 can download it from this page.
- Install the TWRP Manager app on your device just like you would any other app and open it up from your Apex’s app drawer when it’s downloaded.
- Tap on the TWRP button and choose your device from this list (look for model number P892E10).
- Tap on the option for ‘Install Recovery’ and let it do its thing to install the TWRP on your device.
- Download the TWRP image file for the Apex 2 to the computer and connect your device to the computer with the USB cable.
- Rename the file to twrp.img.
- Copy the image file over to the Apex 2’s internal storage SD card.
- Run the following commands using the terminal emulator application or the adb shell:
- First command:
- Second command:
dd if=/sdcard/twrp.img of=/dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name/recovery
Without Root Access
- Download the TWRP for the Apex 2 from the files section above (image file).
- Boot the TWRP Recovery.
- Tap on the ‘Install’ option from the menu.
- Browse the SD card and find your TWRP file for the Apex 2 device.
- Swipe the bottom of the display to confirm you want to flash the new custom recovery.
In conclusion, you should all have the TWRP custom recovery installed on your ZTE Blade Apex 2 smartphone. There is a method available from the guide for both with root access and without root access to the internal system.
Now you can find out how to boot the ZTE Blade Apex 2 in the custom recovery mode so you can start using its features and enhance your device.
Take Into Account:
Team Win often release several TWRP Recovery files for a particular device. They always recommend installing the latest version of TWRP available to avoid compatibility issues. If you have updated the firmware on the device recently and the most recent version of TWRP is not working, then try downgrading the firmware and trying again.
Some custom ROMs that are newer might not be compatible with older versions of TWRP Recovery. You can fix that issue by updating to the latest version of TWRP also.
You can visit the official Team Win Recovery Project home page and scroll down the list to find your device to get the most recent version if the version available in this guide is not working for your device.