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How to Install TWRP Recovery on Samsung Galaxy Devices

Download and install the latest official TWRP Recovery on Samsung Galaxy using the Odin tool. This tutorial will guide you on how to safely flash TWRP 3.2 custom recovery on any Samsung phone using Odin software. TeamWin Recovery Project or TWRP for short is a touch-based custom recovery for Android. It is the most preferred custom recovery than CWM (ClockworkMod) because of its uncountable features.

Install TWRP Recovery on Samsung phones

With TWRP recovery, you can easily root your Android using CF-Auto-Root, SuperSu, or Magisk. You can also use TWRP for flashing custom ROMs, kernels, mods, taking Nandroid backup, increasing internal memory, and much more. In this guide, we’ll be using the Odin tool for flashing TWRP recovery on Samsung. You can also install TWRP using the official TWRP app.

Developed by Samsung, Odin is a utility software commonly known for flashing files with .tar or .tar.md5 extension. It is used to perform multiple tasks on Samsung phones. Some of these include flashing official Stock firmware, flashing unofficial custom ROMs, installing custom recovery, rooting android by flashing root packages etc.

Odin Multi downloader helps in un-bricking certain devices as well. Before proceeding ahead, we strongly recommend to backup your data including contacts, apps, call logs, messages, notes, etc. This is because there is a chance of your data getting wiped out during this process. Also, make sure to charge your Samsung device at least 50% to avoid any accidental shutdown.

Disclaimer

Proceed at your own risk. We at DroidThunder will not be held responsible for any damage happened to your Samsung Android phone after following this guide.

Compatibility

This guide is only for Samsung Galaxy Devices. So it is highly recommended to NOT try this method on any other device than Samsung.

Requirements

  • A Computer (Windows OS).
  • Standard USB cable compatible with your device.
  • Install Samsung USB Drivers on your computer.
  • Enable USB debugging mode on your Samsung device.
  • Also, enable OEM unlock mode from Developer options.

Downloads

Odin Tool

TWRP recovery (ALL MODELS)

Steps to install TWRP Recovery on Samsung Phones

  • Download the Odin tool and TWRP on your Windows PC.
  • If the downloaded TWRP recovery file is in .img format then you need to convert it into .tar.md5 format.

Install TWRP Recovery on Samsung phones img to tar md5

  • To convert the TWRP recovery.img into recovery.tar.md5 file, use our guide:
  1. How to Convert IMG into TAR.md5 file on Android.
  • Now power off your Samsung phone.
  • Then boot your phone into download mode.
  • To do so, press and hold the Home button + Power button + Volume down buttons for a few seconds until you see a warning screen.

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  • Leave all the keys and just press the Volume Up button to enter the Downloading mode.

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  • Keeping the phone in download mode, connect it to your Windows PC using a standard USB cable.
  • Download and install the latest Samsung USB drivers on your PC from the link given above.
  • On PC, launch the downloaded Odin Tool.

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  • As soon as you launch it, the ID: COM section located at the top left corner will turn light blue.
  • Also, an Added message will appear in the message box window.
  • This will confirm that your Samsung phone is successfully connected to the computer.

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  • If such a thing doesn’t happen then re-install Samsung USB drivers from the links given above. If the problem persists, change USB cable/PC.
  1. How to fix USB Device Not Recognized error on Samsung phones.
  • Then click on the Options tab and tick the Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time options.

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  • Do not tick the Re-partition option as it might brick your device. Don’t use the PIT tab either.
  • Click on the AP tab located on the Odin window and select the TWRP recovery.tar.md5 file which you’ve downloaded earlier.

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  • After implementing everything as mentioned above, let’s install TWRP recovery on the Samsung device.
  • For doing so, hit the Start button present on the Odin tool.

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  • This will initiate the installation of TWRP recovery on Samsung.

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  • Be patient and wait until the process completes.
  • It will hardly take a few minutes.
  • When it completes successfully, the ID: COM section will turn green with a message ‘Pass’ on it.
  • This will confirm that the installation of TWRP recovery on Samsung is completed successfully.

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  • Now safely disconnect your device from PC by removing the USB cable.
  • Note: If this flashing of TWRP recovery on Samsung fails, then close the Odin window. Again boot into download mode and repeat the entire process.
  • Finally! This is how you can install the latest official TWRP recovery on Samsung Android phone using Odin Flash Tool.

Steps to Boot into TWRP recovery on Samsung phones

  • Power off your Samsung Android device.
  • Press and hold the Home button (middle button) + Volume Up key + Power button for a few seconds.
  • Release all the keys as soon as you see the TWRP logo.
  • If your Samsung device does not have a Home button (middle button), just press the Volume up key and Power button to enter the TWRP recovery mode.
  • In this way, you can enter the TWRP recovery mode on the Samsung Galaxy device.

Conclusion

Finally! You’ve successfully installed the  TWRP recovery on your Samsung Galaxy smartphone or tablet. We hope that this tutorial was helpful for you guys. For any issues or queries related to this guide, kindly contact me through the comments section mentioned below. Thank you!

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