Since the departure or the death of CWM recovery, the only custom recovery that has been keeping the Android custom development alive is the TWRP recovery. Apart from being the only active custom recovery, TWRP is also the best custom recovery if we just have a look at the past and compare it with the options we had earlier. TWRP has a touch interface, which makes the UI quite interactive and user-friendly. The options available in TWRP recovery do not need a person with any past knowledge of Android development or power usage. You can just push it onto your Android phone and start using it the way you wish to flash the files or utilise other features of the recovery.
In case you are wondering what we are talking about, let’s clear that out first. Custom recoveries like TWRP allow you to flash files like Custom ROMs, SuperSU, MODs and Tweaks. These recoveries also enable users to wipe cache, dalvik cache and even the system of the phone. You can use a custom recovery to create a Nandroid backup as well. The recovery also allows you to mount different storage partitions while you are out of the system and booted into the recovery. There are many other uses of a custom recovery, but the ones mentioned here are the basic features that you need to know about.
Now there are many different methods to install a TWRP recovery. You either flash it as .img file through ADB commands, you can flash it using a .zip file as well and you can even use applications like Flashify to flash it using your phone only. When it comes to Samsung devices, I personally find it the easiest thing to flash a TWRP recovery. On Samsung Galaxy smartphones, you can simple flash the TWRP recovery using a img.tar or .tar file in Odin. Samsung’s flash tool has made it easy for users to install custom recoveries, root the phone or flash stock firmwares on the phone. Whenever you go out luck with your phone, Odin acts as a life saviour by doing the necessary things to recover your phone.
To install TWRP Recovery using Odin, you need to follow a few steps. We have got them all written here. Have a look and learn to install/flash a TWRP recovery on your Samsung Galaxy device now.
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How to Install TWRP Recovery using Odin
- Download and install Samsung USB drivers on your PC.
- Enable USB debugging mode and OEM Unlocking on your Samsung Galaxy smartphone.
- Download and extract Odin3 according to your choice. [For Galaxy smartphones prior to the Galaxy S7/S7 Edge, you can use any version of Odin from Odin 3.07 to Odin 3.10.5]
- Download the TWRP recovery in .img.tar format according to your device.
- Copy the TWRP recovery file on your desktop.
- Now open the Odin.exe tool and click on PDA or AP tab.
- As soon as a small window pops up, select the recovery.img.tar file in that.
- Odin will now load the recovery file. The only options checked in Odin should F.Reset.Time and Auto Reboot. Uncheck all other options.
- Once the recovery file has been loaded, it’s time to connect your phone to your PC in download mode. To do so, first turn off your phone completely. Now turn it on by pressing and holding Volume Down + Home + Power key. As soon as you see a warning, press Volume Up to continue.
- Now that you are download mode, plug in the data-cable.
- As soon as a successful connection has been established, the ID:COM box in Odin will turn blue or yellow depending upon your version of Odin.
- Now click Start in Odin and sit back while it flashes recovery for you. Once the recovery flashing process ends, your phone will reboot. Disconnect your phone now and boot into recovery mode by pressing Volume Up + Home + Power Key.
- That’s all.
Don’t forget to create a Nandroid backup right after flashing the TWRP recovery.
That’s all. Now learn: How To Flash Stock Firmware On Samsung Galaxy With Odin and How To Root Samsung Galaxy With CF-Auto-Root In Odin.