When it comes to good branding, you won’t get many ideas that leave a better impression on a person than “Team Win” so you’ll either be heading into the experience of sussing out custom recoveries feeling pretty good about the whole ordeal, or a bit skeptical.
Thankfully, though, the people who come together to put the “team” in Team Win are in fact doing great work, and the custom recovery image that they produce is the best one that Android has ever had made for it in history. That’s part of the reason why competition such as ClockworkMod is no longer, but it’s also why you should feel 100% comfortable taking the time to install this one, knowing that it won’t be work that ever needs undoing again.
TWRP is likely to be the only custom recovery image that you ever install, as it has everything someone interested in custom software will ever need; thus, seeing competition coming along and overtaking it is not what most people, at least somewhat in the know, envision.
You can only ever have one custom recovery image installed at a time, and once you step up to the plate and get a custom one installed, there could be complications if you ever choose to go back to the stock version, so it’s critical to at least educate yourself on what might happen down the track. The thing that needs understanding is official updates don’t ever run through the system partition. It’s a good thing for anyone who wants to save data, but it can give unexpected behavior to anyone who installs a custom recovery, makes changes to the system partition, and then wants to go back to installing official updates that will no longer use the system partition again. The simple solution is that once you have opted in on the custom recovery, to then install custom ROMs to update your version of Android, when you feel the need, instead of the official updates. If for whatever reason you had to go back to official updates, you can do so by flashing the recovery image using the same steps as you use for the custom recovery image. You’ll find the stock recovery image file inside the stock ROM zip file, after unpacking it. Or, if that is too much work, you could just flash the stock ROM using the appropriate flashing tool for your manufacturer, and the custom recovery will automatically be replaced with the stock recovery; there is no way just to delete the custom recovery as a recovery partition needs to always be in use.
How to Install TWRP Recovery on Samsung Galaxy J5 LTE (SM-J5008) Using Odin
Note: The Odin flashing tool is really easy to use, but it only works on the Windows operating system. You won’t get the flashing tool to load on a Mac or Linux computer. It doesn’t really matter what version of the Windows operating system that you’re using as long as it is something above Windows XP.
1. Download and install the Samsung USB drivers on the computer if you don’t have them already.
2. Download the TWRP Recovery for the Samsung Galaxy J5 LTE (SM-J5008) smartphone from one of the mirror links below that’s for your region:
3. Download the Odin flashing tool.
It doesn’t matter what version, but the latest is the most up to date so grab that one. Extract the Odin file and then double-click on the Odin executable file (.exe) that is found from within the Odin folder after extraction. You should now have the Odin interface open on the computer and waiting for you to connect to it.
4. Boot the Samsung mobile device into the Download Mode by first powering it down and then rebooting by holding the Volume Down + Home + Power keys at the same time.
5. A yellow warning triangle will come up on the device’s display. At this time you need to press the Volume Up button. You’ll then see the device getting into the Download Mode. It’s then ready for the flashing.
6. When in Download Mode, connect the Samsung mobile device to the computer with the USB cable.
7. If you have installed the USB drivers correctly, the Odin flashing tool should detect your device. You can tell this by observing the ID: COM port lighting up with a color, usually yellow or blue.
It doesn’t matter what color, it’s the lighting up that counts.
8. After the device is picked up by Odin, click on the PDA or AP button, depending on what button your version of the Odin flashing tool has.
9. Navigate to the stock ROM folder and upload the tar.md5 file to this location in Odin.
10. Without changing any of the default settings, click on the Start button in Odin, and the flashing then begins.
11. Wait until Odin shows a Pass message before disconnecting your device.