A custom recovery is now out for the Samsung Galaxy J1 so you can install a custom ROM or get root access using SuperSU. Although this J1 handset can expect more software updates in the future, the addition of a custom recovery means you’ll always be able to install future updates via a custom ROM.

Samsung Galaxy J1

The Files You Need

  • Download the Odin flashing tool for Windows PCs from this page. You can use any of the later versions of the app found on the page.
  • Download the TWRP recovery image file from this link.
  • Download the Samsung USB Drivers from Samsung’s website on this page.
  • These are the steps to install TWRP recovery on the Samsung Galaxy J100H. It may work on other variants too; however, they are not yet confirmed at the time of writing this guide.
  • You must have a Windows PC to follow this guide. The Odin tool does not flash using a different operating system.

Installing TWRP Recovery On The Samsung Galaxy J1

  1. Download the Odin tool to the computer.
  2. Download the TWRP recovery file to the computer.
  3. Once you have both of the files on the desktop, right-click the mouse over them and choose the ‘extract here’ option.
  4. Run the Odin tool by double-clicking the file after extraction.
  5. Completely power off the Samsung Galaxy J1 by long-pressing the Power button, or quickly pressing the Power button and swiping to Power off the device.
  6. Reboot the Samsung Galaxy J1 in download mode.
  7. Click the AP button in the Odin app on the computer.
  8. Browse the desktop for the TWRP recovery file you prepared earlier.
  9. Do not adjust any of Odin’s default settings. Make sure the re-partition option is left empty.
  10. Click the Start button and the Odin app will now flash that custom recovery on your Samsung Galaxy J1 smartphone.
  11. You’ll know it’s finished when the device reboots automatically and Odin gives you a pass message on the display.

Additionally, you can follow our guide to learn how to boot the Samsung Galaxy J1 smartphone into the custom recovery mode.