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How to install TWRP Recovery [latest] on any Android device

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As I said several time at TrueAndroid, Android is a vast universe. And, you can only enjoy more about it if you like to experiment with your device. Most Android user like to customize their Android device by flashing custom ROMs, rooting it or by installing custom mods. To do all this task one must have a custom recovery installed. Stock recovery comes with limited feature and can only be used with stock firmware. While custom recovery not only comes with touch integration but also offer you much more advance features.

Read: How to Boot into Recovery without Key Combination

How to install TWRP Recovery [latest] on any Android device


What is TWRP Recovery?


TWRP stand for Team Win Recovery Project. Its a third-party recovery and very first touch-enabled custom recovery. It let you flash custom ROMs, kernels and mods. You can also wipe cache, wipe delvic cache and do factory reset. It also offers you backup and restore.

Prerequisites:

You must have following requirements before you head down to install the TWRP recovery on Android.


  1. Its recommended to backup your device data before moving forward.
  2. Your phone must have at least 50% charged to avoid any accidental shutdown during installation process.
  3. Many device comes with bootloader locked. You must unlock it before proceeding. A general OEM unlock guide is provided.
  4. You may need to download and install USB drivers on your PC.
  5. For fastboot flashing, you also need to install ADB/Fastboot tools on your PC.

General OEM Unlock Guide:

  1. Enable OEM unlock in the Developer options under device Settings, if present.
  2. Once done, connect your device to your PC using a USB cable.
  3. Now on your computer open a command prompt (on Windows) or terminal (on Linux or macOS) window, and type: adb reboot bootloader .
  4. To confirm the device is connected in fastboot mode or not, type: fastboot devices.
  5. Once confirmed, type the following command to unlock the bootloader: fastboot oem unlock.
  6. The device should automatically reboot, if not then reboot it manually.
  7. Since the device resets completely, you will need to re-enable USB debugging for the next recovery installation process.

How to install TWRP Recovery via Fastboot command

  1. Download TWRP for your device.
  2. Once done, connect your device to your PC using a USB cable.
  3. Now on your computer open a command prompt (on Windows) or terminal (on Linux or macOS) window, and type: adb reboot bootloader .
  4. To confirm the device is connected in fastboot mode or not, type: fastboot devices.
  5. Once confirmed, type the following command to flash TWRP Recovery: fastboot flash recovery twrp-x.x.x-x-device.img. [Note: Replace TWRP file name with your downloaded file name]
  6. The device should automatically reboot, if not then reboot it manually.

How to install TWRP recovery via Odin (For Samsung Devices)

  1. Download TWRP for your device (img.tar file)
  2. Download Odin zip and extract it in your PC.
  3. Power off your Android device. Wait 5-6 seconds for vibration to confirm complete switch off.
  4. Now, put the Samsung smartphone on Download Mode by pressing and holding down the Home & Volume Down button together while pressing the Power button. For some tablet  - press Power and Volume Down button together. A warning screen will come up; press Volume Up button to enter Download Mode.
  5. Now run Odin3 v3.13.1 (see Step 2) as an Administrator because Admin privileges is required to complete the process smoothly (only applicable Windows Vista and higher).
  6. Now connect your device to your PC using USB cable. An “Added!!” message will appear in Odin’s message box. If you don’t get the same then you should try another USB port (try USB port located in back in your desktop PC). If that too doesn’t work then you should reinstall the driver. If you successfully see the “Added!!” message in Odin then you are ready to go in next step. You should also see COM port with a number in Yellow if you successfully added your device.
  7. Click the AP Button, and select that .tar.md5 file that you get in Step 2.
  8. In Odin window, make sure only Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time checkboxes are selected.
  9. Double check everything that we mentioned in Step 7 & Step 8 above. Now, once satisfied hit the START button to begin the flashing process.
  10. Once flashing completed, your Samsung device will restart and soon you will see a PASS message with green background in the left-most box at the very top of the Odin. You can now unplug the USB cable to disconnect your device from the computer.
That's it! You now have latest TWRP recovery installed on your Android device.

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