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How To : Install Galaxy S9 TWRP Recovery (Exynos Only)

Last updated on March 17th, 2018 at 07:09 am EST

How To : Install Galaxy S9 TWRP Recovery (Exynos Only)

Samsung has started shipping the Samsung Galaxy S9 pre-orders, and real life reviews are all the rage on social media these days. For those of you who are power users like us, we bring to you a tutorial on how to install Galaxy S9 TWRP recovery. Yeps, you read it right, we have TWRP recovery builds for Galaxy S9. Do note this works with Exynos variants of Samsung Galaxy S9 only.

galaxy s9 twrp recovery

How To : Install Galaxy S9 TWRP Recovery (Exynos Only)


This will trip knox, 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. We will also do a wipe of data which is as good as a factory reset.

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 S9



How To Install Galaxy S9 TWRP Recovery

Step 1 – 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.

If you do not see OEM Unlock option, it’s because Samsung has locked you out. Keep your device running for 7 days i.e. connected to a network and the option will appear automatically.

Galaxy S8 TWRP Build Number

Galaxy S8 TWRP Developer Options

Galaxy S8 TWRP OEM Unlock

Step 2 – Open Odin

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

Step 3 – Boot Device Into Download Mode

Power off your Galaxy S9. 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

Step 4- 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

Step 5 – 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.

Also Read : How to Root Samsung Galaxy S9

Step 6 – 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 S9 to computer using usb cable, paste the dm-verity zip file & RMM State Fix zip file to internal memory of Samsung Galaxy S9.

Now go to the “Install” menu on TWRP and select the dm-verity zip file copied above.

Also flash the RMM State Fix zip file.

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 S9.