Galaxy J series was a major loss for Samsung since competitors like Xiaomi, Huawei, Vivo and Oppo etc. offered better smartphones at affordable prices. After which Samsung decided to deliver value for money smartphones in the Indian market. Soon after the launch of the Galaxy M Series, the company came up with a refreshed lineup of Galaxy A Series smartphones. These handsets were launched to deliver high end specs at mid-range prices. In this easy step by step guide, we’ll root Galaxy A10, unlock bootloader and install TWRP recovery.
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Samsung Galaxy A10 launch date in India was February 2019. After which, the company started giving tough competitions to its rivals. Galaxy A10 specifications include a 6.2 inches of HD + Infinity V display with 720 x 1520 pixels of resolution. Moreover, it is powered by Exynos 7884 Octa-core processor with 32GB storage and 2GB RAM. Furthermore, Galaxy A10 features decent cameras that can produce quality pictures with ease. To be specific, it sports 13 MP primary camera. Whereas on the other hand, it offers a 5 MP front camera for selfies. For more detailed Samsung Galaxy A10 review and unboxing, visit YouTube.
If you compare Samsung Galaxy A10 vs M10, or Galaxy A10 vs A20, you can come to the verdict that Galaxy A10 is better with affordable price tag. On the contrary, Samsung Galaxy A10 price in India starts from Rs. 8490 onward. You can easily buy Galaxy A10 from Amazon or Flipkart for exclusive offers. Do you want to Root Galaxy A10? Do you want to install custom ROM on Galaxy A10? If yes, then you have to install TWRP recovery on Galaxy A10 first.
In order to flash TWRP, all you need is an Odin tool, or ADB drivers installed on your PC. Are you unable to root Android using Kingroot app? Then don’t worry because with the help of TWRP recovery, you can easily root any Android phone. Besides, you can also flash custom ROM, install kernel, mods like Xposed framework, Super SU etc. Here in this tutorial, we’ll flash latest TWRP recovery 3.2.3-0 on Samsung Galaxy A10 SM-A105F smartphone.
Proceed at your own risk. We at Droid Thunder will not be held liable for any damage caused to your device. It is strongly recommended to implement the steps given below carefully.
- Charge your Galaxy A10 at least 50% before going ahead.
- In order to recognize your mobile when connected to PC, install latest Samsung USB drivers.
- Enable USB debugging from your phone settings.
- This TWRP installation process might wipe your phone data. Hence, backup your contacts, apps, messages, call logs, notes etc.
Steps to install TWRP Recovery on Galaxy A10:
Method 1: Odin Tool
Step 3: Switch off your phone and boot it into download mode.
Step 4: For doing so, press and hold Power button+ Volume down key simultaneously until the download mode appears.
Step 5: Keeping the phone in download mode, connect it to PC using USB cable.
Step 6: Launch the downloaded Odin flash tool on your PC.
The ID: COM section in Odin will turn blue. Also an Added message will appear. This will verify the successful connection between your Galaxy A10 and PC.
Note: If such thing doesn’t happen, then re-install USB drivers. If the problem still persists, change USB cable or USB port.
Step 7: Furthermore, tick the Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time options.
Note: Do not tick Re-partition or Nand Erase options as they might brick your Galaxy A10.
Step 8: Click on the AP tab and select the downloaded TWRP recovery.tar.md5 file.
Step 9: In order to initiate the TWRP flashing process, tap on Start button present on the Odin window.
Be patient and wait until the flashing complete. It will hardly last for few minutes. As soon as it finishes, the ID: COM section will turn green with a Pass message.
Note: If the process fails, then close Odin software, again boot your Galaxy A10 into download mode and repeat the complete process again.
Finally! You’ve successfully installed TWRP recovery on Samsung Galaxy A10 using Odin flash tool.
Method 2: ADB & fastboot
Step 1: Download ADB and Fastboot.
Step 2: Install it on your computer.
Step 3: Also download TWRP.img file.
Step 4: Copy this twrp.img file to the location C:\Program Files\Minimal ADB and Fastboot folder (where you’ve installed the ADB drivers).
So you’ll have these files in the Minimal ADB and Fastboot folder:
Step 5: Now connect your Galaxy A10 to PC using standard USB cable.
Step 6: Go to C:\Program Files\Minimal ADB and Fastboot folder, hold Shift button and right mouse click on an empty space. You’ll see a list of options from which select Open command window here option. This will open the cmd window.
Step 7: Type the following command in the cmd window and hit enter key:
As soon as you press enter key, you’ll see a message saying ‘List of devices attached’ along with some random numbers. This will confirm a successful connection between your Galaxy A10 and computer.
Note: If there are any connection problems, re-install latest Samsung USB drivers from the Pre-requisites section.
Step 8: Now type the below command to restart your device into fastboot mode.
adb reboot bootloader
Step 9: To confirm whether fastboot is functional or not, type the below command and hit enter:
Note: Some random numbers along with ‘List of devices attached’ message will verify that fastboot is functional.
Step 10: Let’s flash the latest TWRP recovery on Galaxy A10 now. To do so, type the below given command and press enter:
fastboot flash recovery twrp.img
This will begin the TWRP recovery installation process. It will hardly take few seconds to flash.
Finally! This is how you can install TWRP recovery on Galaxy A10 smartphone using ADB and fastboot commands.
Steps to Boot Galaxy A10 into TWRP recovery mode:
Step 1: Switch off your phone completely until it vibrates.
Step 2: Press and hold Volume up key + Power button simultaneously. As you see the TWRP logo, leave both the keys.
Note: If you are not able to restart Galaxy A10 into recovery, use TWRP manager app from Google Play Store.
I hope this guide helps you to download and flash latest TWRP recovery on Samsung Galaxy A10 SM-A105F smartphone. If you come across any difficulty, then kindly drop your comment below.
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