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How To Install TWRP Recovery on Galaxy S5 [Supported Versions]


The TeamWin project, better known as a TWRP, is a custom recovery of choice to enjoy custom ROMs and other custom settings under recovery mode. Instead of just flashing just custom ROMs, it perform many other awesome things you can use such as factory reset, nandroid backup, theme engine, file manager, on-screen keyboard and more. Your Samsung Galaxy S5 excels almost at everything that it should in this advance age with a lot of awesome functions. But if you still not love to use just one software UI and love to experience some custom ROMs with some dashing look and feel and some good features, give TWRP a try. Here you can flash TWRP Galaxy S5 version a little bit quickly. The TWRP custom recovery is still not available for all versions of GS5, follow are supported variants of phone we are using for TeamWin:

  • International Galaxy S5 SM-G900F
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900H
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900M
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900T (T-Mobile American)
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900P (Sprint American)
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900R4 (US Cellular)
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900T1 (Metro PCS)
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900W8 (Canadian)

You need a Windows PC with USB phone drivers installed, you can use Samsung KIES to install drivers but disable KIES before installation because it may disturb installation.

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. So think carefully before you try it over your shiny SGS5.

Instructions

Step #1: Download the TWRP recovery for Galaxy S5 from here (Note: If you are using GS5 SM-G900H, download TWRP for your phone from here).

Step #2: Download Odin3 v3.07 to your PC.

Step #3: Unzip the downloaded Odin3_v3.07.zip file into a folder.

Step #4: Open the folder where you have unzipped above file and run Odin3 v3.07.exe.

Step #5: Turn the device off.

Step #6: Reboot the device into download mode, to do this, reboot phone by holding down volume down, home and power buttons.

Step #7: 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 #8: Click on PDA Button and locate tar.md5 from the folder that you downloaded in first step like (TWRP_2.5.tar) where you have unzipped above files in the step 2. (Note: Don’t make any change, just make sure that re-partition is unchecked).

Step #9: 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.

Step #10: Unplug phone from PC.

That’s it, enjoy the beautiful TWRP on your GS5. If you experience any problem while installing the recovery, drop comments and let us know.

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