- May 9, 2016 at 4:41 PM #3538
Here is a simple Step By Step guide explaining How to Install TWRP Recovery on any Samsung Android device using Odin flashing tool. This guide will only be helpful if you have a TWRP image with extension .tar extension. If you have a .img TWRP image then you can simply flash the twrp-x.x.x-x.-codename.img for your Samsung device using the fastboot and you may SKIP this guide. Here is How to Install TWRP on any Android Using Fastboot utility.
If you are a beginner to these things like the TWRP or Odin then I will tell you in simple words that the Odin is a flashing utility provided by Samsung itself to flash Samsung proprietary Android FW binaries. Here we are going to use Odin to flash the TWRP Custom Recovery on a Samsung phone or tablet. Basically TWRP is a customized Android recovery available for many but not all Android devices.DISCLAIMER:
Installing TWRP custom recovery may require your Android’s bootloader to be unlocked and may VOID your warranty and may delete all your data. Before proceeding further you may consider backup your all data. You are the only person doing changes to your phone and I cannot be held responsible for the mistakes done by you. Neither the developer nor we can be held responsible for any disaster that happens to your device.
Before proceeding to install TWRP on your Samsung phone, if you want to take a backup of your current data then please follow the link for how to backup all the data on your android device:
Step by step guide to take full backup of your phone data
Files Needed to Install TWRP on Samsung Using Odin Flashing Tool:
- Samsung USB drivers
- Download TWRP recovery for your Samsung phone or Tablet
This guide is ONLY for .tar or .tar.md5 extension TWRP image.
- ODIN application 3.10.7
- ODIN application 3.10.6
Make Sure You have already done the below:
Make sure that you have already downloaded all of the above mentioned files and done the following things:
– Installed the driver for your phone.
– Installed the ODIN application on your PC before proceeding further.
In some Samsung phones like: Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ you need to enable OEM Unlock option in Developer Options. By default the Developer Options is hidden and you need to enable the Developer Options first. Go to the below link (the link will open in a new window), enable Developer options and come back to this page:
How To Enable Developer Options
Now when you have enabled the Developer Options, goto the Developer Options and then enable the OEM Unlock option.
How to Install TWRP recovery Using Odin on Any Samsung Android Device:STEP 1:
Put your phone into download mode.
Press and hold these three buttons until you see a WARNING SCREEN! to enter into the Download mode:
Volume DOWN key + Power key + Home key
When you see the WARNING SCREEN press the volume UP key to continue into the Download mode.STEP 2:
Open the ODIN application on your PC. Connect your phone(while it is still in the download mode) to the PC using a USB cable.
ODIN will show an Added! message on the message box.
[Device Added on ODIN]STEP 3:
Click on the AP button on the ODIN application and select the twrp-x.x.x-x-codename.img.tar file.[Click on the AP button and select the CWM recovery file]STEP 4:
Select the appropriate options before flashing the recovery image. Make sure only the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time are checked and all other boxes are un-checked.
[Select the ODIN Options]STEP 5:
Select the Start button, which will start the flashing process. When you get the PASS message, then your phone will reboot automatically.
[Click on Start and wait till it completes]
Now your Samsung Device is flashed with the TWRP image and you may disconnect your phone. Here are some more guides using the TWRP recovery:
– How to wipe Android partitions using TWRP
– How to take NANDROID backup using TWRP
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Attachments:October 7, 2016 at 11:32 AM #8245
im stuck in a bootloop , i couldnt enter recovery now, what should i do
thanksFebruary 6, 2017 at 5:09 PM #12417
Sorry for replying so late.
Can you send some pic of the error if something you have noticed ?March 6, 2017 at 3:09 AM #14509
AustinParticipantApril 13, 2017 at 4:04 AM #17576
Edit: It looks like I was trying to put this on the wrong variant of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active. Mine is an I537.
Odin displays a status result of “FAIL” and on my phone there is a message displayed in red text: “SECURE MAGICCODE CHECK FAIL : recovery”.
This is the log output from Odin:
<ID:0/005> Odin engine v(ID:3.1203)..
<ID:0/005> File analysis..
<ID:0/005> Get PIT for mapping..
<ID:0/005> Firmware update start..
<ID:0/005> FAIL! (Auth)
<ID:0/005> Complete(Write) operation failed.
<OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)
<OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 0)
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