The TWRP recovery is known for its numerous useful features that aren’t available in other custom recoveries, it can be used for the installation of .zip files containing custom ROMs, custom MODs, etc even you can multiple .zip files at a time using TWRP recovery. You can easily make backups, rename backups, wipe phone when you need. It offers an innovative touch interface, it support themes and has built-in file manager.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has received the TWRP and here’s step by step guide to learn how to install TWRP recovery for Galaxy Note 2.
Use a Windows PC, USB drivers should be installed on it, you can download the 32 bit (x86) Windows drivers from here and 64-bit (x64) Windows from here. Disable all system tools such as Samsung KIES, antivirus, firewall program, they can disturb installation. Make a backup of your device data such as SMS, internet setting, contacts music files etc because the below procedure may wipe data, you can sync your contacts with Gmail account and for messages use SMS apps, lastly use file expert app to backup apps, and turn the USB Debugging on, to do so just tap Menu> Settings> Application> Development.
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 #1: Download TWRP Recovery 2.3 for Galaxy Note 2 from XDA (openrecovery-twrp-126.96.36.199-n7100.img.tar.md5).
Step #2: Download the Odin3_v3.04.zip to your PC.
Step #3: Unzip the downloaded Odin3_v3.04.zip into a folder.
Step #4: Open the folder where you’ve unzipped above file and run Odin3 v3.04.exe.
Step #5: Turn the device off.
Step #6: Reboot the device into download mode, to do so reboot phone by holding down home, volume down and power buttons, when a warning screen appear on the phone, press volume up button and it will take you to download mode.
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 openrecovery-twrp-188.8.131.52-n7100.img.tar.md5 that you’ve downloaded in first step (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, the TWRP recovery is now installed on your phone, to get phone in recovery mode, turn your phone off and reboot it by holding down volume up, home and power buttons. If you faced any issue in above guide, holler in comment section, enjoy!