How To Install Official TWRP Recovery 2.5 on Sprint Galaxy S4
TeamWin has made their way to Sprint variant of Samsung Galaxy S4, here’s guide to learn how to install official TWRP recovery on Sprint Galaxy S4 SPH-L720.
There are numerous reasons to flash a custom recovery on your Android device and variety of customization via custom ROMs is popular one, but a custom recovery is must have tool to load them on your phone, Sprint Galaxy S4 has received the famed TWRP recovery officially, thanks TeamWin.
TWRP enables you to easily install custom ROMs, kernels, themes and other modification as well as you can take nandroid backups and perform wipe, TWRP is one of best custom recovery that you can come up with at this time to load zip files on phone even you can install multiple zip files at a time.
Read on how to install official TWRP recovery 2.5 on Sprint Galaxy S4 SPH-L720. Ensure you own a Windows PC and USB drivers for phone are installed on computer. You can use the official KIES software to install drivers but once it’s done, disable KIES because it can disturb recovery 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, you are done, you’ve loaded the TWRP Recovery on your Sprint Galaxy S4 SPH-L720, if you experience any error, leave a comment.