How To Install Official TWRP Recovery 2.5 on Galaxy S4 I9505
TeamWin has released the official TWRP Recovery 2.5 for Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505, here’s guide to learn how to install official TWRP Recovery 2.5 for Galaxy S4 I9505 using ROM Manager app and Odin3.
The flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone is a beloved guy for development community, it’ll hopefully have a remarkable platform of tweaks and custom ROMs but before you load any custom ROM on phone, ensure your Galaxy S4 have a custom recovery installed, the popular TWRP recovery has been released for phone officially.
So you can improve your GS4 usability easily with custom ROMs now as well as you can perform backups and wipe, the TWRP recovery packs plenty of features that are not available for CWM yet such as the file manager app, theme engine, onscreen keyboard to name and rename backups and much more.
The below guide shows you how to install official TWRP recovery 2.5 on Galaxy S4 I9505, keep in mind that this version is well-matched with just Galaxy S4 having model number GT-I9505 that packs 1.9GHz quad-core Snapdragon Chip. Use a Windows PC and make sure phone drivers are installed, you can use KIES to install drivers but disable it before installation.
If you’re rooted user, get rid of below guide and use the ROM Manager app to install TWRP (TeamWin Recovery Project).
DISCLAIMER: Please proceed the below guide at your own risk, Android Egis will not be held responsible if your device lost data or gets damaged following this guide.
Step #2: Unzip the downloaded Odin3_v3.04.zip file into a folder and run Odin3 v3.04.exe
Step #3: Turn the device off.
Step #4: Reboot the device into download mode, to do this, reboot phone by holding down volume down, home and power buttons.
Step #5: Once you’re in download mode plug the device to PC using USB cable. Odin will detect the device, ID:COM will turn yellow and a message saying ADDED will appear. (Note: If Odin doesn’t detect the device, make sure that USB drivers are properly installed on your computer).
Step #6: Click on PDA Button and locate .md5 file that you downloaded in first step (Note: Don’t make any change, just make sure that re-partition is unchecked).
Step #7: Click on Start button to start installation, once the installation done, your device will reboot itself and you’ll see message saying PASS (Note: If Odin refuse to install the update and show message FAIL, or get stuck, close the Odin and unplug device, then pull out battery from the device for a few seconds. Then put the battery back to the device and reboot into download mode. Then install the firmware again).
That’s it, the TWRP Recovery is now installed on your Galaxy S4 I9505, if you encounter any issue, leave comment.