Odin is the most commonly used PC software for flashing or updating the firmware to Samsung Devices.
Odin is used by Samsung service centers as well, and it can be used for flashing stock ROM into galaxy devices, and also install custom recoveries and kernels.
In this guide, we will be discussing how you can install TWRP Recovery on your Samsung Galaxy Device.
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What Is TWRP?
TWRP is a custom recovery tool that allows one to flash ROMs, rooting scripts. So what’s the difference between in-built stock recovery images that your phone comes with and TWRP?
Well, the major difference is the ability to use a touch screen on the TWRP.
A custom recovery can only be navigated through the volume sliders and the power button, but you can easily use the TWRP through the touchscreen functionality.
Moreover, there are various functions which are not supported by the stock recovery image that comes with your phone, but these having a custom recovery like TWRP can enable you to use those function.
You can download the TWRP recovery image from the official website of TeamWin. Find your device from the list of devices in the repository.
Make sure you download the .tar file to flash the TWRP via Odin on your Samsung phone.
If you do not find your device on the official repository, then you can download the unofficial recovery image from Android forums.
As TWRP recovery is an open-source project, you can easily find both official and unofficial build for the recovery image.
How to flash TWRP Recovery Using ODIN?
Before starting, make sure your phone is charged, and also download the Odin 3.12.3 for your PC. You can download the file from here.
- Download and extract the zip file of Odin 3.12.3 on your PC. Install the software on your computer.
- Now you will have to unlock the OEM bootloader on your Samsung device.
- To unlock the OEM bootloader, go to the settings of your phone, and then click on About phone. You will have to enable the developer options by tapping on the build number several times.
- Now go back to the Settings menu, and scroll down to find developer options.
- In the developer options, search for the option called Enable OEM unlock, and enable it.
- After you have unlocked the bootloader, you will have to boot your Samsung device to download mode. You can do this by following the below steps after switching off your device.
- If your phone has volume keys, power button, and home button, then press the Home + Power + Volume Down buttons for a few seconds, until you see a warning screen. Press the volume up key to boot to download mode.
- In case you have a device with power and volume keys then press Volume Up + Volume Down + Power Button to boot to download mode.
- If your phone has the power button, Bixby button, and volume keys then hold down Volume Down + Bixby Button+ Power button for a few seconds.
- In case your phone has volume keys, and Bixby functionality in the power button then hold down the volume and power button for a few seconds and boot your device into recovery mode.
- Navigate to option Reboot to bootloader using volume keys and press the power button. By doing so your phone will boot to download mode.
- Once you have booted your device to download mode, connect it to your computer using a USB cable, and open the Odin application. Odin will automatically detect the device and show an Added message.
- After seeing the message, click on the AP tab in the Odin, and from there select the TWRP file. Make sure you do not click on any other file.
- Then click on the start button, and Odin will start installing the TWRP recovery image on your Samsung device. Once done, you will receive a message on the Odin screen.
- After the process is down, your Samsung device will automatically reboot. Disconnect your device.
Booting Your Device into TWRP Recovery Mode
Switch off your device and then follow the steps given ahead to boot your device to TWRP recovery mode.
- If your Samsung phone has volume keys and a power button, then press the Volume Up + Power Button combo for few seconds until you screen a screen.
- For Samsung devices with volume keys, home button, and power button, press Volume Up + Home + Power Button for a few seconds.
- For a Samsung device with a Bixby key, volume keys, and power button, hold down Volume Up + Bixby Key + Power Key for a few seconds.
- In case, your device has volume keys and the power button combined with the Bixby functionality, then press the Volume Up + Power Key combo for a few seconds.
This will boot your device into TWRP recovery mode. Hope you didn’t find any problem in flashing the TWRP recovery image onto your Samsung device with Odin.