Download and Install TWRP without root on any Android device. Do you want to install the latest official TWRP custom recovery on Android without a PC? If yes, then this is the guide for you. Download TWRP for Redmi Note, Coolpad, Xiaomi, Mi, Motorola, Micromax, OnePlus, Sony Xperia, Samsung Galaxy, Lenovo, Poco f1, Vivo, etc.
TWRP (TeamWin Recovery Project) is a custom recovery developed by TeamWin for Android devices. It allows users to install third-party custom ROMs, kernels and mods like Magisk or Xposed. In addition to that, it also helps to root Android, wipe device partitions, and backup the entire system. This recovery provides a fully touchscreen-enabled interface for Android.
Due to its countless advantages over CWM (ClockworkMod), it soon became available for other smartphones and tablets. But as all Android devices are not the same, TWRP is built differently for each device. Hence this recovery is available in both official and unofficial builds. And since TWRP is an open-source project, it is quite easy for developers to compile an unofficial TWRP recovery build.
How to Install TWRP Recovery using CMD
Before moving further, we 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. Without waiting anymore, let’s proceed to our actual tutorial on how to install TWRP without ROOT on any Android smartphone or tablet.
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- A Windows PC and a standard USB cable.
- Lack of battery power might interrupt the process. So charge your device at least 60%.
- Install the latest mobile USB drivers on your PC.
- Also, install ADB and fastboot drivers on your PC.
- Moreover, unlock the bootloader of your phone.
- Enable USB Debugging mode from your device settings.
- Also, enable the OEM unlocking and Advance reboot mode from the Developer options.
- (Optional) Temporary disable all the security tools as well as antivirus on your PC.
After doing everything as mentioned above, let’s start the process to install TWRP without Root.
Steps to install TWRP recovery using ADB and Fastboot
- Download the latest TWRP recovery.img file on your PC from the link given above.
- Rename your TWRP recovery filename to twrp.img. For example, if your recovery file has name ‘twrp-3.1.1-1-j5lte.img’, then rename it to ‘twrp.img’.
- Copy this recovery.img file to the location C:\Program Files\Minimal ADB and Fastboot folder (where you’ve installed the ADB and fastboot).
- So you’ll have these files in the ADB and Fastboot folder:
- Note: Files may differ from shown in the image.
- Using a standard USB cable, connect your Android device to a PC.
- Now go to C:\Program Files\Minimal ADB and Fastboot folder, hold the Shift button, and right mouse click on a space.
- You’ll see a list of options from which select the Open command window here option.
- This will launch a command prompt window (cmd) on your PC.
- Let us check whether your Android device is successfully connected to a PC or not.
- For that, type the following command in the command window and hit the enter key:
- As soon as you press the enter key, you’ll see a message saying ‘List of devices attached’ along with random numbers. This will confirm that your Android device is successfully connected to the PC.
- If such a thing doesn’t happen, then re-install USB drivers on your PC.
- If the problem persists, change the USB cable or PC.
- Then boot your Android device into fastboot/bootloader mode. For doing so, type the following command in the cmd window and hit the enter key:
adb reboot bootloader
- If you get a permission pop up on your device to “Allow USB debugging”, tap OK.
- This will boot your device into fastboot/bootloader mode.
- Then type the following command to check whether fastboot is functional or not:
- Some random numbers along with the ‘List of devices attached’ message will confirm that fastboot is functional.
- Let’s install TWRP recovery now.
- For doing so, type the following command and hit the enter key:
fastboot flash recovery twrp.img
- This command will install TWRP recovery on your Android phone.
- It will hardly complete in few seconds.
- Once TWRP is successfully flashed on your Android phone, type this final command to reboot your device:
Finally! This is how you can install TWRP without Root on Android smartphones. With this custom recovery, you can flash custom ROMs, root your phone, flash-kernel, mods, take Nandroid backup, and do much more.