Team Win Recovery Project (TWRP) is an open source custom recovery image, designed for the Android operating system.
Android comes with a stock recovery mode. Stock recovery has a limited set of features. One of the features that it doesn’t have is the option to install third-party firmware.
Since Android is an open source operating system, it is possible for a third-party custom recovery image to be installed, which does have the additional features some users may wish to utilize.
There have been a few custom recovery images developed in the past, but the one today that you want to install is TWRP. It is the only one still being developed, and quickly became the best custom recovery because of its touch-based interface, where you can navigate by pressing buttons on the smartphone’s display instead of having to use the volume buttons.
The following tutorial demonstrates how to install the TWRP custom recovery image on the Samsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930F) smartphone.
How to Install TWRP Recovery on Samsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930F) 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 S7 (SM-G930F) 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.