Recovery is probably one of the most important components in an Android system. All the Android phones come with a recovery pre-installed [aka Stock Recovery] which offers limited functionality. When you want to make the most out of your device, custom recovery is the way to go. And the most happening custom recovery nowadays is TWRP Recovery. It offers a wide range of features from ranging from simply factory resetting your device to backing up/restoring your device. All right, now lets us help you flash/install TWRP recovery on your Android device.
What is Recovery?
Recovery is a small piece of software that runs in the recovery partition on your device. Simply speaking it’s a software that allows you to install the third party and flash custom builds on your android devices. TWRP Recovery is just like some other Recoveries but more advanced and comfortable to use. TWRP stands for Team Win Recovery Project the people who created it.
The benefits of installing TWRP Recovery is that you get power on and access the files on your phone without loading the Android operating system. Install a system update on your device, booting into recovery is part of the process so its very easy to install an os update via TWRP Recovery. It also provides to take a full backup of your device which is commonly known as Nandroid Backup it helps you to recover if anything goes wrong while flashing an update. TWRP Recovery allows the user to flash custom ROM’s on the Android device to makeover the fewer features of shitty stock ROM.
After reading the benefits you might think to install TWRP Recovery on your Android Device so, follow the steps given down and enjoy.
Note: If your device’s Bootloader is locked it is necessary to Unlock Bootloader to Install TWRP Recovery.
- Working PC or Laptop.
- ADB and Fastboot Tool installed.
- USB Debugging option must be enabled.
- TWRP recovery file for your device.
- How to Download and Install ADB and Fastboot Tools
- How to Enable USB Debugging option
- Download TWRP Recovery for your device
Steps to Install TWRP Recovery on Android devices
Note: Depending on your device, the bootloader might need to be unlocked before proceeding with the tutorial.
Step 1. Download the TWRP Recovery .img file for your device from the link above. Rename that file to recovery.img.
Step 2. Now place the recovery.img file in the ADB and Fastboot folder.(On my PC the path is C:Abd and Fastboot so I pasted it here).
Step 3. Connect your device to PC via USB cable.
Step 4. Open a command prompt window here by
Holding Shift key + Right Click > Select Open Command Window here
Step 5. Once the Command window is opened, type the following command to boot your device into Bootloader.
adb reboot bootloader
Step 6. Once your device is in Bootloader mode, install the recovery.img file by typing the command as follows
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
Step 7. Now simply Reboot your device by typing the command as
Congratulations! You have successfully installed TWRP Recovery on your Android device.