So that's what XDA members Mask went ahead and did. He created a universal tool to install TWRP recovery on any Android device, called Universal TWRP Flasher. The tool is still in beta, so you can expect a few minor bugs but in most cases it works as expected. Although it is said Universal, few things on Android really are. Thus, the TWRP Recovery Universal Flasher does not work on Samsung devices. Neither with the original firmware nor with a custom ROM.
This makes sense because Samsung devices require TWRP to blink via ODIN, while most other devices need only fastboot. Therefore, you can also expect that it will not work with your device if the TWRP image file on your device can not be flashed simply via Fastboot using the ADB and Fastboot commands.
The installation of a custom recovery on your device requires unlocking the boot loader, which will void its warranty. We can assure you that the method mentioned below has been successfully tested and works perfectly. What we can not assure you is that everything you do (even if you follow exactly this guide) will produce the desired result. There is always a risk that something goes wrong.
In this case, you must understand that you have been warned and that you are still there. Therefore, DroidViews can not be held responsible for damage to your device. The process does not require you to format your device or format it automatically. However, make sure you have backed up everything important, including files and folders stored on your device's internal storage. Creating a backup is never a bad idea.
This tool not only installs TWRP, but will also root your device with Magisk. This can be a bonus if you want to install your device, but a dealbreaker if you do not want to install it.
Requirements and Downloads
- You will need a Windows computer. Windows 10 is better, but Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 will do the same.
- An Android device with an unlocked boot loader.
- Enable USB debugging on your Android device.
- TWRP image and installation program compatible with your Android device. You can search your device on the TWRP official website find a TWRP recovery image and / or a corresponding installer.
- Finally, install the Universal TWRP Recovery Flasher tool.
Installing TWRP Image with Universal TWRP Flasher
- Download the TWRP Flasher universal zip from above and extract it directly into your VS: drive.
- You should have a folder named TWRP in your C: drive.
- Copy your TWRP image file and the TWRP installation file into C: TWRP Files and rename them both as twrp.img and twrp.zip. On many devices, there is no installation file, so you can only copy the image file, but make sure you rename it.
- Connect your Android device to your PC with a USB cable.
- Run the flashing TWRP accordingly in C: TWRP depending on whether your system is 64-bit or 32-bit.
- Click on D & #39; agreement on the pop-up window.
- On your Android device, you may be invited to Allow USB debugging authorization on your PC if you have never used ADB before. Give permission.
- When you clicked D & #39; agreement, another window appears. Click on D & #39; agreement again and this will restart your device in boot loader mode and will flash the TWRP recovery image in which you placed the file. C: TWRP Files.
With recovery, your device will also be rooted, as mentioned before. Magisk v18 is integrated into the tool, but it can be updated later from the Magisk Manager application.
TWRP is a truly amazing custom recovery that offers many basic and advanced features. If you are not a TWRP expert but want to be one, you should not miss it or be too detailed. a guide explaining all the features and functions of TWRP.