Using a custom recovery image is great as through such a dedicated software you can perform various operations on your Android device. And if TWRP recovery is implied, then everything is perfect since the mentioned platform comes with an intuitive touch based interface and with great in built settings and features. Well, as you can already tell, TWRP recovery has been made available for the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and through this dedicated tutorial you can learn how to flash it on your own smartphone.
The installation procedure is easy to complete and also safe and secured. Odin is the tool through which you can flash TWRP recovery on the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge G935F. Odin is an official software that’s developed by Samsung and which can be downloaded and used for free. Usually this program is required on update type of procedures, but as you will see it will also work perfect in this situation. So, bottom line, you will use an official program for installing TWRP recovery and not complex or risky tools that can cause problems on your device.
This version of TWRP recovery is compatible with Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS. The custom recovery image will smoothly run on your device as you won’t experience any bugs, lags or other software related problems. As mentioned already, TWRP recovery is an intuitive app that can be easily used even by a newbie. The tool features a touch based interface and comes with various settings and options through which you can recover your Galaxy S7 Edge, troubleshoot software related issues and tweak the stock Android firmware.
So, the operations that can be managed through this environment are more than various; here are some examples: you can make a hard reset, you can clear app data cache, apply OTAs, flash custom ROMs, install custom kernels, gain root access, install complex apps from Google Play or from other sources, make Nandroid backups, remove bloatware, address software related issues (like boot loops, lags, bugs, force close, alerts, screen freeze, battery drain, heating problems, total blackouts, etc.) and even overclock or undervolt CPU frequencies.
Of course, by default your Galaxy S7 Edge already comes pre loaded with the stock recovery environment. So, why should you replace the stock recovery with TWRP recovery? Well, like any other stock feature, the recovery software is loaded with different factory restrictions which means that your access is limited and you cannot apply all the operations mentioned above. So if you want to have full access on your phone you first have to apply a custom recovery image – basically this is what TWRP recovery will ensure: a virtual path between you, as the user, and your phone’s internal system.
Unfortunately, TWRP recovery is a third party app, developed by third party devs. Thus, it is not related with Samsung or with Google which means that you will now complete an unofficial operation. Therefore, if you choose to use this step by step guide you will also lose your Galaxy S7 Edge warranty. That’s why you should be careful when thinking in customizing or in optimizing your S7 Edge as if something wrong happens, taking your phone back to service will imply in paying for the technical assistance.
As a precaution measure you have to backup your Galaxy S7 Edge before flashing TWRP recovery. I know that it’s unlikely to lose something while using Odin, but since your personal data, info, accounts and files are involved, you can never be too sure. So, sync your data with your account, use in built storage services or download tested backup and restore apps from Google Play and save everything that’s important for you: it can be your contacts, call logs, texts, the EFS folder, other internet settings, images, videos, audio files, market apps, calendar info, saved passwords, or the IMEI / NVRAM data.
Other than that you must remember that for using Odin you have to use a Windows powered computer. Also, on that computer you have to install the Galaxy S7 Edge USB drivers through Samsung KIES or by using any other toolkit. The TWRP recovery file must also be downloaded on your computer (you have the proper link below). On the other hand, on your smartphone you have to become a developed as from Developer Options you must then enable the USB Debugging feature and the OEM Unlock option – basically, you first have to go to “menu – settings – about phone” from where you must type several times on Built Number (this will enable Developer Options); then, check the other two options from “menu – settings – developer options”.
This process will drain the battery life from your S7 Edge. That’s why it is important to ensure enough power for all the steps from below – if your phone gets turned off while you try to flash TWRP recovery, software related problems might be issued. Thus, if the power left on your device is less than 50%, plug in the charger before doing anything else.
How to Install TWRP Recovery on Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge G935F
- On your computer download Odin and the TWRP recovery package from here.
- Unzip Odin and install the program by following on screen prompts.
- Unzip the TWRP recovery file on desktop.
- Double click on the Odin executable file in order to run the program on your PC.
- Power off your smartphone; then enter download mode: press and hold, at the same time, the Power, Volume Down and Home buttons – in the end connect your handset with your computer by using the USB cable.
- Odin should display the “added” message while the ID:COM field should be turned yellow or blue – if not, reinstall your phone’s drivers before retrying the above steps.
- From Odin select the PA option and load the custom recovery file.
- Don’t check the Re Partition and the Auto Reboot Options.
- Click on Start when you are ready; just wait while the installation process is being completed.
- When done on Odin the “pass” message should be displayed and the ID:COM field should be turned green.
- You can now unplug the USB cord and reboot your phone – if you want to access recovery, you can do it by using this dedicated tutorial.
- If Odin gets stuck while you complete the steps from this guide, close it. Also, unplug the USB cord, force restart your SGS7 Edge and reinstall your phone’s USB drivers on your computer. Finally, repeat all the steps from this guide.
- If after completing all the steps your phone gets stuck in a boot loop, go to recovery and from there make a hard reset and clear app data cache by choosing “wipe data factory reset” and “wipe cache partition”.
There you have it. That’s how you can install TWRP recovery on your own Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge by using Odin. Enjoy and share all your thoughts with us and with other users by using the comments field from down below.