Running a custom recovery on the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge smartphone will help you install zip files, boot images, mods, custom kernels and other files from the handy button you get from the main recovery menu. Further, the custom recovery will let you take complete backups for the first time without having to connect the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge to the computer and run adb commands. A custom recovery does all of that and still manages to give you all the same features you would get from the stock recovery too.
There are some custom recoveries out there that aren’t all that popular, and those recoveries might not come with all the same features mentioned above. However, Team Win’s TWRP Recovery gives you everything we mentioned, and it’s the recovery we will be installing over your stock recovery today. The TWRP Recovery used to be in a two-horse race with CWM Recovery, but ClockworkMod is no longer active, so TWRP is the best custom recovery to install on any device.
Files You Need
- Download the TWRP Recovery for the Galaxy S7 Edge SM-G935F from here.
- Download the Odin flashing tool for the S7 Edge device from here.
- You should only flash the custom recovery n this guide on the SM-G935F version of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge otherwise you risk bricking the device.
Installing a Custom Recovery on the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge SM-G935F
- Enable the USB Debugging Mode on the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge so it can connect with the computer and the USB cable to use the flashing tool during the guide.
- Extract the custom recovery file and the Odin file to the desktop of the computer.
- Right-click the mouse on the Odin executable file and then choose to run it as an administrator.
- Turn off the Auto Reboot button from the Odin application on the computer. Do not make any other changes to the Odin flashing tool’s user-interface.
- Boot the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge in download mode and then connect it to the computer.
- Wait until you can see the blue or yellow ID: COM port. If that port doesn’t light up with a color after a few seconds, then you need to install the universal Windows ADB driver and try again.
- Click the AP button or the PDA button and browse the desktop for your custom recovery file for the S7 Edge SM-G935F device.
- Click the Start button when you are ready for the flashing to begin.
- Wait until the Odin app gives you the pass message in a green box and then manually reboot directly to recovery mode during the first time boot. Make sure it doesn’t get to boot in normal mode or it might replace the custom recovery you just flashed with the stock recovery.
In conclusion, that’s how to install TWRP Recovery on the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge with the SM-G935F model number using the Odin flashing tool and a Windows computer. The new recovery will have replaced the older stock recovery you were running on the S7 Edge device out of the box. It will forever be there until you choose to flash the stock recovery, which usually comes along with your stock ROM file.