How to Flash/Install TWRP recovery on Samsung Phones

TWRP custom recovery is a leading custom recovery for Android devices and that includes Samsung Galaxy devices as well.

If you would love to know how you can install or flash the TWRP custom recovery to your compatible Samsung Galaxy device, this is the right page.

After successfully downloading the right TWRP custom recovery for your Samsung Galaxy device, you can comfortably flash it using any of the methods below.

How to Flash/Install TWRP Custom Recovery on a Samsung Galaxy Phone

Samsung being one of the most popular mobile phone brand in the world, it has a lot of official and unofficial TWRP custom recoveries for almost ever single device.

Well, let’s get started with some work.

Note: Installing a custom recovery could cause your Samsung Android device not to boot up properly, especially newly released Samsung Android devices.

Always visit XDA Developers forum/thread for your specific device to see instructions and in-depth steps to follow prior or after flashing a custom recovery like TWRP.

Before you proceed, make sure you enable developer option and OEM unlock on your Samsung Galaxy phone. Unlocking your bootloader might make you lose your data. Make a backup.

How To Install/Flash TWRP recovery to Samsung Phones via Odin

Total Time: 10 minutes

Download the official TWRP recovery file

Firstly, you need to download the official TWRP custom recovery for your Samsung Android phone in .tar format(Odin, Z3X, Miracle Box, etc compatible)

Install Samsung Android USB Drivers for Windows

Install the Samsung Android USB drivers for Windows to enable your computer to connect to your device in flash/Odin mode successfully.

Download latest Odin Flashtool

You will now have to download the latest version of Odin Flashtool which you will need to flash the TWRP file to your Samsung phone.You can download the latest official Odin flash tool or a patched/modded Odin(suitable to bypass errors and mismatch issues)

Open Odin Flash Tool

After unzipping the Odin flashtool, click on the Odin3.exe file and launch it as an administrator.

Click on the AP tab to select/load the custom recovery

On Odin, click on the AP tab to find and locate the .tar TWRP recovery file you previously downloaded and then select Open to load it.

Put your Samsung phone in download and connect it to the PC

You now have to put your device in download mode and then connect it to the PC. Once connected, Odin will show an ID COM port connection.

Click on Options in Odin and disable Auto Reboot

Click on the Options tab and disable/untick Auto Reboot. This will prevent Odin from rebooting the device after flashing/prevent the Android system from replacing the custom recovery on booting.

Flash the TWRP custom recovery

To flash the TWRP custom recovery, click on the Start button and allow it to flash. Once done, unplug the device from your PC.

Boot to the TWRP Custom recovery

Older devices might just be able to restart and still boot into the custom recovery while newer devices with latest Android versions will replace the custom recovery.To boot newer devices straight into TWRP, Hold the Power + Home + Volume down, immediately the device goes off, you release and quickly press the Volume up + Power + Home button.Devices without Home buttons will use Bixby + Power + Volume up/Down

The other way you can flash custom TWRP recovery is via Fastboot mode.

To flash your Samsung custom recovery via Fastboot, here’s what to do.

On your device, go into Settings -> About and find the Build Number and tap on it 7 times to enable developer settings. Press back and go into Developer Options and enable USB debugging/OEM unlock.

From the ADB files folder, right-click on an empty space and select Open command window here.

  • Boot into Fastboot/Bootloader mode on your Samsung Android device

Type this code into the command window.

fastboot flash recovery twrp.img

fastboot reboot

To prevent the Android system from replacing your custom recovery automatically during first boot, hold down the key combo to directly enter into the recovery mode.

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