How to Install TWRP Recovery on Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ (Exynos – G950F/FD/N/X, G955F/FD/N/X)
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How to Install TWRP Recovery on Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ (Exynos – G950F/FD/N/X, G955F/FD/N/X)

If you’re the lucky owner of a new Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+, we have some excellent news for you: the latest TWRP Recovery 3.1.0 for the handsets with Exynos chips under the hood is now available for downloading, allowing you to root the handset and customize it to a whole new level.

The process, which can be found below, is relatively easy and consists in just a few steps, therefore, if you want to install TWRP on Galaxy S8 and S8+, you’re in the perfect place! Just make sure you follow the instructions correctly and you should have no issues at all.

 

Important Advice

 

Since this is a relatively technical process, please consider the following aspects before starting the process, in order to avoid any problems:

  • This method is just for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ with Exynos chips, specifically the S8 – G950F/FD/N/X and S8+ – G955F/FD/N/X models. Don’t try it on other variants, since it won’t work.
  • The process will completely erase the data on your phone, so our advice is to take a full backup of the device, and just then proceed.
  • Check the battery level and make sure it’s somewhere around 50-60%, so you can avoid an accidental shutdown, exactly in the middle of the process.
  • Once again, follow the steps below carefully, making sure you don’t skip any of them.

 

Download Required Files

 

Latest ODIN Tool 3.12.3 – Download

ADB And Fastboot Drivers – Download

TWRP For Galaxy S8 – Download

TWRP For Galaxy S8+ – Download

 

 

Install TWRP Recovery on Galaxy S8 & S8+

 

Step 1: Enable the USB Debugging and OEM unlocking options, by going to Settings > About phone > Build number and tapping it 7 times, which enables Developer Options. From this sub menu, enable the two options.

Step 2: Download the Odin tool 3.12.3 from above  and extract the .zip file.

Step 3: Run the Odin_xx.exe file.

Step 4: Connect the Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+ to a PC, using a data cable.

Step 5: Turn off the phone, then press and hold the Bixby and the volume down buttons, at the same time, in order to boot it into Download/Odin mode. You should see the Download mode screen.

Step 6: After entering the Download mode, you should see the ID:COM port turning blue in Odin, as well as the ‘Added’ message, meaning that your phone has been recognized.

Step 7: Download the TWRP For Galaxy S8 or S8+ From Above, then add it to the AP/PDA tab in Odin.

Step 8: Check the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options in Odin.

Step 9: Click on the Start button, which begins the actual flashing process. Usually, it takes around 10 minutes.

Step 10: Wait until you see the ‘Pass’ message, written on a green background.

And you’re done! You have successfully managed to install a custom TWRP Recovery on your Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+. If you have any questions, please contact us, using the comments section.

 

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