Root and Install TWRP Recovery on Galaxy A6 Plus 2018


Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus owners can now unlock the full potential of their phone. A TWRP Recovery has been released for this phone. Using the TWRP, the Galaxy A6 Plus can be rooted. If you own this device, follow the steps given in this guide to root and install TWRP recovery on Galaxy A6 Plus 2018. The steps to install TWRP recovery on Galaxy A6 Plus and root it are explained in laymen terms. Go ahead to refresh your knowledge about the Galaxy A6 Plus prior to rooting it.

Galaxy A6 Plus 2018

Samsung released the Galaxy A6 and Galaxy A6 Plus 2018 back in May 2018. The Galaxy A6 Plus is the bigger variant with more powerful specifications. With the Galaxy A6 and Galaxy A6 Plus, Samsung brought its infinity display to its mid-range devices.

The Galaxy A6 Plus sports a 6.0-inch Super AMOLED screen. The aspect ratio of this display is 18.5:9. The resolution of this smartphone is 1080 x 2220 pixels while the PPI is 411.

Root and Install TWRP Recovery on Galaxy A6 Plus 2018

Galaxy A6 Plus runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 CPU. It has the Adreno 506 GPU. The internal storage of this phone is 32/64GB while the RAM is 3/4GB. It supports external microSD card as well.

Galaxy A6 Plus has a 16MP + 5MP camera at the back. On the front, it has a single 24MP camera. Below the dual-camera system at the back, the phone has a fingerprint scanner.

There is no USB Type-C on this phone. It uses the microUSB 2.0. The battery of this phone is 3500 mAh. Galaxy A6 Plus runs on Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. This phone hasn’t been updated to any further version of Android so far.

That is pretty much it about the Galaxy A6 Plus 2018. Take a look at the method to root and install TWRP Recovery on Galaxy A6 Plus 2018.


Now that you are going to install TWRP and root your Galaxy A6 Plus, you must keep a few things in mind. Flashing custom recoveries and rooting the devices is a highly custom process. Companies like Samsung do not recommend any such thing. You must understand all the risks involved and only go ahead. If you are new to Android customization, you should pay extra attention to this guide. Make sure that you are doing this at your own risk.

Preparing Galaxy A6 Plus 2018 for TWRP and Root

  • This guide is for the Galaxy A6 Plus SM-A605 only. Do not try on any other phone.
  • Back up your contacts, call logs, text messages, and media content. This procedure will format your phone.
  • Charge the battery of your phone up to 40% at least.
  • Disable Windows Firewall, Antivirus, and Samsung Smart Switch if you have any of these.
  • Use the OEM Data Cable to connect Galaxy A6 Plus to the computer.
  • Enable OEM Unlocking and USB Debugging on Galaxy A6 Plus.
  • Follow the upcoming steps carefully.

Downloads Required

How To Root and Install TWRP Recovery on Galaxy A6 Plus 2018

These are the simple steps to root your Galaxy A6 Plus 2018 and install TWRP on it.

  1. Open Odin and add the TWRP Recovery file in the AP tab.

    From the extracted Odin files, open Odin.exe. In Odin, click on the AP tab and load the TWRP Recovery.tar file that you downloaded above. Now go to the Options tab in Odin and make sure that the only checked option is the F.Reset.Time. All other options should be unchecked.

  2. Boot Galaxy A6 Plus 2018 into Download Mode and connect to the computer.

    Power down your A6 Plus 2018 now. Press and hold Volume Down + Volume Up + Power button for a while. As you see a warning on the screen, press Volume Up to continue. Connect the phone to the computer now. Odin should show “Added” in the logs and also show a Blue light in the ID:COM

  3. Flash the TWRP Recovery now.

    Click on the start button in Odin now. This will flash the TWRP. It can take up to 3 minutes. Do not reboot your phone at this point. Just disconnect the phone from the computer.

  4. Now boot your Galaxy A6 Plus 2018 into TWRP Recovery.

    Press and hold Volume Up + Down + Power button for a while. As soon as the screen goes black, let the Volume Down key go. This will take your phone to the TWRP Recovery. Swipe the screen to enter the TWRP Recovery now.

  5. Format Data in TWRP to disable Encryption.

    In TWRP, click on Wipe > Format Data. This is important in order to mount data and disable encryption on your A6 Plus 2018.

  6. Copy the Magisk and Encryption files to your phone.

    Connect your phone to the computer now. Copy the Magisk and Encryption files to your phone now.

  7. Flash the Encryption Disabler and Magisk.

    Disconnect the phone after copying files. On the phone, click on Install > Install Zip > Locate and flash the Encryption file. After this, click on Install > Install Zip once again. Locate the file and flash it.

  8. All done! Reboot to the system now.

    Now go back to the main menu in TWRP and click on Reboot > System. Your phone will boot up being rooted and having the TWRP installed on it. You can use Magisk Manager to manage root on your phone now.

Galaxy A6 Plus 2018 TWRP & Root
This is how the TWRP looks like.

Final Words

You have finally rooted your Galaxy A6 Plus with the TWRP installed on it. You can now explore the options in TWRP like wiping the cache, Dalvik cache, or wiping any other partition separately. TWRP also gives you the option to create a Nandroid Backup. You can flash custom ROMs and install Mods like Xposed framework via TWRP. Furthermore, root specific applications use the root permissions to add new features to your phone. You can also boost the performance and battery life of your phone by using apps like Greenify. If you have any queries regarding this guide, feel free to drop it below in the comments section.

Usama is a software engineer by profession and at he uses his expertise to solve everyday consumer tech problems with his main areas of interest being Android, iOS and Windows.

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