Odin is a PC software that is used internally on all Samsung service centers to update/support firmware for Samsung devices. This software was never public but thanks to the growing world of Samsung’s Galaxy devices, Odin is now used by ordinary users for all kinds of things like Samsung ROM, Custom Kernel and Custom Recovery such as TWRP.
TWRP recovery is available both as official and unofficial builds because it is an open source project and anyone can compile the recovery for any Android device with knowledge.
Now there are several different methods for installing TWRP Recovery. You either flash the .img file via ADB command, you can also flash it using a .zip file as well you can also flash recovery using such application like Flashify without using Pc. When it comes to Samsung devices, I personally recommend you to use Odin software for PC, the easiest way to flash TWRP recovery using an img.tar or .tar in Odin. Odin the Samsung flash tool has made it easy for the users to install a custom recovery, root android device or flash stock firmware on their phone.
To start TWRP Recovery using Odin, have a look at the few steps written below, how to install TWRP recovery on your Samsung Galaxy device using Odin.
Warning: When you root or install a custom recovery, your warranty may be void. We will not be responsible for any harm on your Android device. If you brick your device, then we will not be held any responsible. Reader’s discretion is advised.
- Confirm your device for compatibility and make sure that your Samsung device bootloader is unlocked prior to the process.
- Make sure you have the latest version of Odin software installed on your PC.
- Enable USB Debugging on your Samsung device.
- Make sure you have latest device drivers installed on your PC
- To ensure this, fully charge your device because the process takes some time.
Steps to Install TWRP Recovery on Samsung Devices
Step 1. Download the compatible TWRP file for your for your Samsung device. Also, Download and Install USB Driver and ADB Driver on you PC.
Step 2: Now Reboot your device into Download Mode. To do so, turn off your device completely and then press and hold Power button + Volume Down + Home keys continuously for a few seconds. Now you will see a warning sign press Volume up to get the Download mode.
Step 3: Download the Odin3.zip file from the download section and extract it. Run Odin software as administrator.
Step 4: While your device is still in Odin mode, connect your device to your PC using USB cable.
Step 5: After a successful connection, ID: COM in Odin should be turned into Blue and your device should be connected!! The message should be displayed in the logs tab.
Step 6: Now click the AP button on the Odin menu and add the firmware file by navigating to the file path. Once added, it should show like this — File Path\recovery.tar.md5
Step 8: Once done, verify all the steps and proceed with installation by selecting Start button.
Step 9: When you get a PASS! message in the Log tab on your Odin software, that means firmware has successfully been installed and the device will restart automatically. If not then reboot manually.
Now that you have successfully installed a custom recovery, you are ready to flash the custom packages on your device.
How to boot into TWRP
Turn off your device and then press and hold volume down + the power button simultaneously for a few seconds. When you see the TWRP logo screen, you have successfully booted into it.
Turn off your device and then press Volume down and press the Power button simultaneously for a few seconds. When you see the TWRP logo screen, That’s it you have successfully booted it
Alternatively, you can boot into the TWRP recovery by issuing the following command:
adb reboot recovery
How to Fix Bootloop on Samsung Galaxy Device?
If you come in a boot loop or your Samsung Galaxy device sticks to the boot logo then the way is to rescue is to reset your device from Recovery menu. To do this, turn off your device (Remove the battery even if it is applied and return it again) and reboot in recovery mode by pressing power key + Volume down + home key for few seconds. Then from the recovery menu, Select Wipe Factory Reset. Confirm the action and then reboot your device, now your device should power up with no problem.
How to Troubleshoot Connectivity problem on Samsung Galaxy Device?
If your device does not appear in Odin software, turn off USB debugging and turn it back on and reboot. You can also re-install Samsung USB drivers or try changing the USB cable and connection port from Device Manager.
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