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How to install TWRP custom recovery on Galaxy S8


How to install TWRP custom recovery on Galaxy S8

In this article you will learn how to install TWRP custom recovery on Galaxy S8. This is a complete guide on how update recovery on Samsung Galaxy S8 with TWRP 3.1.0. TeamWin Recovery is the most popular custom recovery available.

The new Samsung Galaxy S8 is about to hit the shelves and here we have the first TWRP custom recovery ready. Through this guide, you will be able to install TWRP 3.1.0 custom recovery on your Galaxy S8.

Just the other day we talked about how to enter recovery mode on the Galaxy S8 and now we also have the modified recovery that goes to replace the official one. The steps are quite simple and if you already have some experience with installing files on Samsung devices, you shouldn’t have any difficulties.

The new TWRP 3.1.0 custom recovery now supports Android 7.0 Nougat and with it the new Galaxy S8 as well. Thanks to its powerful capabilities, with TWRP it is possible to receive root permissions on the Galaxy S8 and also try other mods, such as Xposed Framework.

To install TWRP 3.1.0 on your Galaxy S8, please read the step by step guide below. The Galaxy S8 international model does not have a locked bootloader. By continuing to read, I will walk you through the whole process on how to install TWRP custom recovery on Galaxy S8 using Odin.

A custom recovery like TWRP 3.1.0 allows you to install custom ROMs, receive root permissions for the Galaxy S8, create backups or restore your phone and you can easily install additional system tweaks.

Make sure you back up all your data before trying this tutorial, because we don’t want you to lose any data on your smartphone. The following tips are important as they will help you during the installation procedure. Let’s continue with today’s tutorial.

How to install TWRP custom recovery on Galaxy S8

Let’s start first with the download and installation of the drivers you find here. Then for safety I advise you to make a backup of your phone, if you do not know how to do it, find the guide here. Enable Developer Options by going to Settings> About phone and tap on build number multiple times.

Then go to Settings> Developer Options and enable ‘OEM Unlock’. Enable USB Debugging mode on your phone.

Phase 1 – Download the TWRP 3.1.0 file for the Samsung Galaxy S8 e extract the file anywhere on your computer.

NOTE: Make sure you select the appropriate file for your Galaxy S8 model.

Phase 2 – Download Odin which will help you to install TWRP custom recovery on Galaxy S8.

Step 3 – Turn off the phone. Now restart the Galaxy S8 in Download Mode. Like? Press and hold the Volume Down + Bixby buttons together then press the Power button until you see a triangle. Press the Power button again to confirm that you want to enter download Mode.

Step 4 – Make sure you have Samsung Galaxy S8 USB Drivers installed on your computer.

Step 5 – Open Odin on the computer. Connect the phone to the computer while the phone is in Download Mode.

Step 6 – If you have connected the phone properly, the ID: COM box will turn yellow with the COM port number. This step may take some time.

Step 7 – Now select the following file that you need to install on your phone.

Step 8 – In ODIN, deselect Auto reboot and F. reset time.

Step 9 – Now click on the Start button in Odin. The installation process will begin, it will take a couple of minutes.

Step 10 – Once the installation is complete, keep the power button, volume down key And Bixby button until the screen turns black.

Step 11 – Once done, let go of the button Volume down and hold down the button Volume Up while continuing to hold down the other buttons listed. This process will boot the phone into recovery mode. You should now see the TWRP 3.1.0 custom recovery interface.

Step 12 – Now you can reboot the phone by tapping the Reboot option on the TWRP.

That’s all! You have successfully installed TWRP custom recovery on Samsung Galaxy S8.