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How To Install Galaxy S8 TWRP Recovery (Exynos Only)

Last updated on March 15th, 2018 at 08:58 am EST

This is going to be a detailed post on how to install Galaxy S8 TWRP Recovery. The process is the same for Galaxy S+ also, except for a different recovery file. Please note this process will work on the Exynos variants of Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ only.

Galaxy S8

Warning
This will void your warranty, and we are not responsible for any bricked devices. If you follow the guide word by word you will be running TWRP by the end of this tutorial.

Below are the models numbers on which this process is applicable, to find the model number of your device go to Settings> About device.

Samsung Galaxy S8

SM-G950F
SM-G950FD
SM-G950N
SM-G950X

Samsung Galaxy S8+

SM-G955F
SM-G955FD
SM-G955X
SM-G955N

Pre-Requisites

How To Install Galaxy S8 TWRP Recovery

Enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlock

Go to Settings> About Device. Tap the Build number seven times until you see a message that says “You are now a developer”. An option called “Developer Options” will now be unlocked. Go to Settings> Developer Options and enable OEM Unlock and USB debugging.

Galaxy S8 TWRP Build Number

Galaxy S8 TWRP Developer Options

Galaxy S8 TWRP OEM Unlock

Open Odin

Navigate to the Odin folder on your PC and open Odin by double clicking the Odin3.exe.

Boot Device Into Download Mode

Power off your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+. Press and Hold volume down and Bixby button and then press the power button. You will get a Warning. Press the Volume up button to continue and you will be in download mode. At this point connect your device to the PC using the usb cable provided by Samsung.

Galaxy S8 TWRP Warning Galaxy S8 TWRP Download Mode

If everything went well you will see one of the ID:COM boxes turn blue, and also see a message “Added” in the Log. Click on the PDA or AP button and select the tar file of your recovery downloaded in the pre-requisites section. Next click on Options tab and disable “Auto Reboot” (ensure that it’s not checked).

Galaxy S8 TWRP Odin Init

Galaxy S8 TWRP Odin_AP

Galaxy S8 TWRP Odin Auto Reboot

Install TWRP

Click the “Start” button. If everything goes well you will see the box above the ID:COM port light up green with a PASS message. At this point TWRP is installed and you can remove the USB cable.

TWRP Galaxy S8 Odin_Pass

Boot into TWRP

Press and hold the Volume Down + Bixby + Power buttons at the same time. As soon as screen goes blank, immediately swap to Volume Up while still holding down the Bixby and Power buttons. Keep the three keys pressed until you get into TWRP Recovery.

Initialize TWRP – Please note this will wipe all your data. Make sure you have backed it up.

You will be on a screen asking you if you want to allow system modifications. Swipe right to allow System modifications. Now go to “Wipe” menu of TWRP and you will find “Format Data”. Press “Format Data” and type “yes” to continue. Once complete go to “Reboot” menu and Press “Recovery” to reboot into TWRP.

Connect Samsung Galaxy S8 to computer using usb cable, paste the dm-verity zip file to root of Samsung Galaxy S8.

Now go to the “Install” menu on TWRP and select the dm-verity zip file copied above. Once done, select Reboot -> System.

 

Galaxy S8 TWRP Read Only

That’s it peeps, you now have TWRP fully installed and initialized on your Galaxy S8 or S8+. Please make sure to leave us feedback on our How To Install Galaxy S8 TWRP recovery tutorial.

The next step would be root your Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+. Hit the link below for a how to on that.

How to Root Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+ (Exynos Only)