How to Install TWRP Recovery on Samsung Galaxy Devices

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In this guide, we will show you the detailed steps to install the TWRP Recovery on your Samsung Galaxy device. The devices from the South Korean conglomerate are usually the most active players in the custom development or the leat, depending on the region you belong to. If you are part of North America [USA and Canada], then it’s better to forget about carrying out any type of tweaks on your device.

The reason for the same is the fact that you won’t be able to unlock the bootloader if your device is part of that region. Since unlocking is the first step to carry out any tweak and your device wouldn’t support it, hence you’re out of luck and you’ll probably have the continue with the stock ecosystem for the entire time frame.

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But if you’re not a part of this region restriction, then there are a plethora of nifty tweaks that you could carry out on your device, including but not limited to the ability to gain administrative privileges by rooting the device via Magisk, flashing a custom kernel to overclock and underclock the CPU by selecting a particular Governor, and installing a custom recovery on your device.

Among all of them, the ability to welcome abode a custom recovery is perhaps the most useful tweak, owing to the plethora of benefits that it beholds. So first and foremost, let’s make you aware of all the perks that a custom recovery comes with when compared with its stock counterpart. After this, we will list the steps to install the TWRP Recovery on your Samsung device. Follow along.

Benefits and Drawbacks of TWRP Recovery on Samsung

NOTE: The benefits and drawbacks listed here doesn't 'only' apply to TWRP, but is equally applicable for all the custom recoveries, including OrangeFox and PitchBlack.

Installing OrangeFox will completely streamline the process of flashing ZIP and IMG files on your device. Along the same lines, you’ll be able to take a backup of all the partitions on your device, which is also known as Nandroid Backup. Then if you wish to delete the data of a particular partition [which is generally a prerequisite for flashing ROMs], then the recovery has got you covered as well.

Apart from that, it also beholds a slew of advanced functionalities, including a built-in Terminal and File Manager app. However, everything’s not as bright as it looks. Turning our attention towards the other side of the fence, there are thorns all around. First off, installing the recovery requires an unlocked bootloader, which will wipe off all the data from your device and might nullify its warranty as well. And wait, that’s just for starters.

The process will also trip Knox resulting in your inability to use any banking and payment apps, including Samsung Pay. And the worst part? You wouldn’t be able to get back to the pre-root state even if you unroot your device and relock the bootloader as Knox is an eFuse embedded in the motherboard, so it’s a hardware component that will have no impact whatsoever via any software-level tweak. So if that’s all well and good, then let’s get started with the installation steps.

How to Install TWRP Recovery on Samsung Galaxy Devices

The below process will wipe off all the data from your device, so please take a complete device backup beforehand. Thedroidwin will not be held responsible if anything happens to your data and device by performing the below steps. NOTE: On most devices, TWRP Decryption will only work if you remove the password/PIN/pattern from your device.

STEP 1: Unlock Bootloader

First and foremost, you’ll have to unlock the bootloader on your device. If you haven’t done so yet, then you may refer to our guide on How to Unlock Bootloader on any Samsung Device. The shorter instructions are given below:

  1. First off, enable OEM Unlocking from the Developer Options.
  2. Then connect your device to PC and boot it to Download Mode.
  3. Finally, press the Volume Up key once to Unlock the Bootloader.install twrp samsung

STEP 2: Download TWRP Recovery

You’ll now have to get hold of the recovery for your device. You may either download it from its official site or from an unofficial trusted third-party site like XDA. Along with the recovery file, there will also be a disabled_vbmeta.tar file, so make sure to download it as well. It will be used to disable the Android Verified Boot.

STEP 3: Download Odin

Next up, download and extract Odin on your PC. It will be used to install the OrangeFox Recovery on your Samsung Galaxy device.

STEP 4: Boot to Download Mode

Your next course of action is to boot your device to Download Mode so that Odin is able to identify the connected device and hence you could carry on with the flashing. So you could either refer to our detailed guide on How to Boot Samsung Device to Download Mode or check out the below shorter instructions:

  1. To begin with, download and extract the Android SDK Platform Tools.
  2. Then enable USB Debugging and connect your device to a PC via a USB.install twrp samsung
  3. Now type in CMD in the platform-tools folder address bar and hit Enter.
  4. This will launch the Command Prompt. Now type in the below command:
    adb reboot download
  5. The device will now reboot to Download Mode in a matter of a few seconds.install twrp samsung

STEP 5: Install TWRP Recovery on Samsung

Now that we have checkmarked all the prerequisites, we may get started with the installation of the custom recovery. Follow along.

  1. To begin with, launch Odin via its EXE and load the vbmeta.tar file in the AP slot.
  2. Then click Start. Once the flashing is done, your device will boot to stock recovery. install twrp recovery samsung
  3. It will now ask you to do a Format Data. Do so and then reboot to Download Mode.
  4. Now put the TWRP Recovery in the AP slot and hit Start. The flashing will now start.install twrp recovery samsung
  5. Once done, immediately reboot your device to recovery via the hardware key combo.
    • To do so, press and hold the Power and Volume Down keys till the device powers off.
    • Once that happens, release both the keys and then hold the Power and Volume Up keys.
    • Release both the keys after a few seconds and your device will boot to the Recovery Mode.
  6. Now, your first course of action is to disable decryption. So go to Advanced > Terminal.
  7. Now type in the below command and hit Enter. It will try to resize the vendor partition:

    twrp multidisabler samsung

  8. It will ask you to run the multidisabler again. So go to Advanced > Terminal and type in:
  9. Once done, your last course of action is to do a Format Data [this will wipe off all the data].
  10. Go to Wipe > Format Data > type in YES > hit the blue check and wait for the reset to complete.install twrp samsung
  11. Once done, go to Reboot and select System. Your device will reboot to the newly flashed recovery.

That’s it. These were the steps to flash the OrangeFox Recovery on your Samsung Galaxy Device. If you have any queries concerning the aforementioned steps, do let us know via the comments section below. We will get back to you with a solution at the earliest.

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