Are you a Samsung Galaxy S8 user looking to take control of your device? Installing a custom recovery is a great place to start. TWRP is a popular option that gives you the power to customize and optimize your phone.
In this guide, we’ll walk you through the process of installing TWRP custom recovery on your Samsung Galaxy S8. With TWRP, you’ll be able to install custom ROMs, kernels, and mods that can improve the performance, battery life, and overall functionality of your device.
Whether you’re an experienced rooter or just starting out, this guide will give you all the information you need to install TWRP custom recovery on your Samsung Galaxy S8. So, let’s get started and unleash the full potential of your phone.
Preparing Your Samsung Galaxy S8 for TWRP Installation
In this section, we will be preparing your Samsung Galaxy S8 for TWRP installation. This includes unlocking the bootloader and enabling developer options. These steps are crucial before installing TWRP recovery on your device, as they allow you to modify the device’s software. Make sure to follow these steps carefully, as they are important for a successful TWRP installation.
Should this Remember
- Remove all accounts (Google, Samsung) from your device before proceeding.
- Take a full backup of your Android device.
- You will need a PC to perform the Odin process.
- Make sure your phone is fully charged.
- Have the original USB cable for your Samsung Galaxy S8 on hand.
Unlock the Bootloader on Samsung Galaxy S8
Before you can install a custom recovery like TWRP on your Samsung Galaxy S8, you need to unlock the device’s bootloader. The bootloader is a low-level piece of software that boots up the operating system on your device. By unlocking the bootloader, you’re essentially telling the device to allow the installation of custom software. This process can seem a bit intimidating, but it’s actually quite straightforward if you follow the steps correctly. In this guide, we’ll be taking you through the process of unlocking the bootloader on your Samsung Galaxy S8, so you can install a custom recovery and start exploring the custom recoveries.
Enable the Developer Options on Samsung Galaxy S8
- First go to “Settings” on your Samsung Galaxy S8
- Scroll bottom of the screen and select “About phone”
- Then select “Software information”
- Enter your phone’s lock screen Password if prompted
- Next you will now see the “Developer mode has been enabled!” toast message on the screen.
Enable the OEM unlocking option on Samsung Galaxy S8
- Again, next Settings → Developer options → toggle ON the OEM unlocking option.
Unlock the Bootloader
After enabling the OEM unlock feature on your phone, perform a factory reset and enabling bootloader and restart. Wait a few minutes for the phone to start.
In this section, we will successfully unlock the bootloader of your Samsung Galaxy S8. This is a necessary step before installing TWRP recovery on your device. Once the bootloader is unlocked, your phone will be ready for TWRP installation, and you will be able to modify the device’s software.
Accessing Download Mode on Samsung Galaxy S8
In this section, we will be showing you how to access download mode on your Samsung Galaxy S8. This mode is necessary for flashing firmware and installing TWRP recovery on your device. It allows the device to communicate with Odin, the software used to flash firmware on Samsung devices. Make sure to follow the steps carefully and your device will be in download mode ready to proceed with the next step.
- Switch off your device.
- Connect your phone to your PC while holding the Bixby, Volume Down and Power keys together.
- When you see the “Warning” screen, press the Volume Up button to enter download mode.
By following these steps, you will successfully enter download mode on your Samsung Galaxy S8.
Required Files for TWRP Installation
In this section, we will be providing you with the necessary files to install TWRP recovery on your Samsung Galaxy S8. These files include TWRP and Disable Dm Verity Force Encrypt. Make sure to download these files and have them ready before proceeding with the TWRP installation process. These files are essential for a successful TWRP installation and unlocking the full potential of your device.
Download: Disable DM Verity Forece Encrypt
Installing TWRP Recovery on Samsung Galaxy S8
In this section, we will be proceeding with the actual installation of TWRP recovery on your Samsung Galaxy S8. Your device is now in download mode and ready to be flashed with the TWRP recovery image. Make sure to follow the instructions carefully and your device will have the TWRP recovery installed in no time.
- Open the Odin tool on your PC.
- Flash the TWRP.tar file as AP via Odin. After the flashing is successful, immediately reboot to recovery mode by pressing the Volume Up and Power key buttons simultaneously until you see the “Boot Warning” screen then press power key to enter TWRP recovery mode.
- Flash the Disable Dm Verity Force Encrypt.
- Go to Wipe > Format data.
- Reboot to System or flash any additional modifications you desire.
By following these steps, you will successfully install TWRP recovery on your Samsung Galaxy S8.
How to Root Samsung Galaxy S8
In this final section, we will be showing you “How to Root Samsung Galaxy S8” using the TWRP recovery that you have just installed. Rooting your device allows you to gain full control over your device and unlock its full potential. For detailed step-by-step instructions on how to root your Samsung Galaxy S8, you can follow this link to our guide:
Read this: How to Root Samsung Galaxy S8
Make sure to follow the instructions carefully to avoid any issues and enjoy the benefits of a rooted Samsung Galaxy S8.
In this guide, we have walked you through the process of installing TWRP recovery on your Samsung Galaxy S8. We have provided step-by-step instructions on how to prepare your device, enter download mode, and install TWRP recovery. We have also provided you with the required files and links to other guides to help you fully unlock the potential of your device. Remember to always read and follow the instructions carefully, and if you have any questions, feel free to ask. Now that you have TWRP recovery installed on your Samsung Galaxy S8, you can now proceed to root your device and enjoy all the benefits that come with it.