You won’t get the chance to install any custom kernels or custom ROMs unless you install a custom recovery like the Team Win Recovery Project — an open source recovery made by the people for the people — on your device.
Your custom ROMs need root access to be able to operate, but without a new recovery taking over from your stock recovery, you cannot upload your ROM files. That’s one of the most common reasons to install a new custom recovery: to be able to upload zip files.
Another popular reason why people install TWRP Recovery on the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime is so they can start taking full backups. The only way a user can take a full backup with a stock recovery is by installing ADB and running adb commands from a computer. The only other ways to back up are partial backups using the built-in backup option from the OS, or by installing several applications from the Google Play Store.
The new Backup button from the custom recovery menu allows you to back up the device completely with just one tap on the button. You can even restore each partition unique if you root the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime smartphone and install the NANDroid Manager application.
Files You Need
- Download the TWRP Recovery for the Galaxy Core Prime from this page.
- Download the Odin flashing tool from this page.
- The following guide is made for the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime with the model number SM-G360H. You can check your Core Prime’s model number by pointing to the Menu > Settings > About Device > Model Number. Flashing the custom recovery file in this guide on a different model number will probably brick that device.
Installing TWRP Recovery on the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime
- Download the custom recovery for the Core Prime and the Odin flashing tool files to the computer and extract them to the desktop.
- Double-click the Odin flashing tool file and the Odin flashing tool will open on your computer.
- Enable the USB Debugging Mode on the Galaxy Core Prime before you try connecting it to the computer.
- Boot the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime in download mode and connect it to the computer with the USB cable.
- Wait a few seconds for the USB Drivers to start working and then look at the Odin apps user-interface for a green ID: COM port, signifying the drivers are working. Anyone who does now have a Samsung Galaxy Core Prime 3G device added to Odin should download and install the Universal ADB Driver and try again.
- Click the AP button and browse the desktop for the TWRP file for your Core Prime 3G device.
- Turn off the Auto Reboot option from the settings in Odin.
- Do not make any other changes to the default settings you get from the Odin application.
- Click the Start button.
- Wait for a few minutes for the Odin application to give your Core Prime 3G the pass message; your Core Prime 3G will not reboot this time because we took off the Auto Reboot option.
- Reboot the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime 3G to recovery mode during the first boot and do not let it go to normal mode. You must get it in recovery mode so the TWRP boots and the stock recovery doesn’t wipe the custom recovery. One you see TWRP once, it will forever be there until you choose to flash your stock recovery back on the device.
In conclusion, that’s how to install TWRP Recovery on the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime smartphone. Anyone having difficulties should try downloading a different Odin version and try the guide again. Sometimes Samsung devices won’t flash with as particular version of Odin and that is easily rectified by installing a different version.