How to install TWRP recovery on any Android smartphone

17 Oct 2017
How to easily install TWRP recovery tool on your any Android smartphone and make it more customisable

How to easily install TWRP recovery tool on your any Android smartphone and make it more customisable

What is TWRP recovery

Team Win Recovery Project (TWRP) is an open-source software custom recovery image for Android-based devices. It provides a touchscreen-enabled interface that allows users to install third-party firmware and back up the current system, functions often unsupported by stock recovery images. It is, therefore, often installed when rooting Android devices, although it isn’t dependent on a device being rooted to be installed.

How to install TWRP on any Android smartphone

Download TWRP for your device. A list of Android smartphones supporting TWRP is here.

There are Two methods to install TWRP on your Android smartphone

  1. ADB
  2. TWRP manager

Before starting, enable USB debugging on your device

To enable USB debugging, go to Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging

Proceed to download ADB and Fastboot drivers from here.

Install via ADB

  1. Open the folder where your TWRP Recovery .img file is saved.
  2. Then open a CMD window inside that folder. To do that, Shift + Right-click on any empty white space inside the folder and then select Open command window here.
  3. Connect your Android device to the PC. Type the following into the command window to boot your device into bootloader/fastboot mode:
    adb reboot bootloader

    └ If your asks for permission to “Allow USB debugging”, tap OK.

  4. Once your device boots into bootloader mode, type this into the command line.
    fastboot flash recovery twrp-2.8.x.x-xxx.img

    └ Here modify twrp.img with the name of your TWRP recovery .img file.

  5. Once TWRP is successfully flashed on your device, type this final command to reboot your device.
    fastboot reboot

Install via TWRP manager

TWRP manager helps you to backup, restore and install your recovery which is a root application and an easier method than the previous one if your device is compatible

Download TWRP manager here.

NANDroid Backup

Perform full system backups to hold onto just in case you screw something up on your phone. It’s always a good idea to backup before you flash any kind of ROM.

Restoring an Existing Backup

If you flash a ROM that you don’t like, or you’re experiencing some kind of bug in your software, restore from a known good backup.

Flash ZIP Files

If you’re installing a mod, flashing Gapps, or flashing a ROM, you’ll need the ability to flash ZIP files through your recovery.

Factory Reset

Sometimes you get stuck and you’re not able to boot into the Android OS. When this happens, you can try to boot into TWRP and perform a factory reset.

Fix Permissions

When you’re flashing ROMs, sometimes your system can forget which permissions were granted to different apps. Fixing permissions will set everything back to the way you had them.

Above tutorial will guide you how to install TWRP on your Android smartphone.

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