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How to install TWRP 3.0.x Recovery on Android

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How to install TWRP 3.0.x Recovery on Android devices

With TWRP Recovery you can create backups of the entire operating system with all the user’s data and apps. It is a very useful operation to recover your device in case you encounter some problems, or you would like to return to the previous version of the operating system and you don’t want to install all the apps from scratch.

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Another advantage of modified recovery systems is that they can perform a thorough cleaning of the cache and Dalvik cache. Fundamental procedure in case your Android device restarts continuously after flashing a custom ROM. In essence, having a modified recovery on your device is essential. Even if you don’t need it right away to make changes or anything else, it can always be useful to restore your smartphone or tablet.

Currently, two are the most known and used modified recovery systems: the CWM (ClockWorkMod) and the TWRP (Team Win Recovery Project). The CWM was the pioneer in this field, followed, in chronological order, by the TWRP. Both have their own strengths and weaknesses, but personally, I prefer the TWRP, which has a more accurate and intuitive graphic interface and therefore easily usable by all users. If you are looking for a way to install TWRP Recovery version 3.0.x on your Android device, I’ll show you how. There are three different methods to install the TWRP Recovery and I will show you all of them, so you can choose which one is right for you and proceed safely.


  1. This guide is compatible with almost all Android devices currently on the market. The TWRP Recovery can be installed on devices with Android Jelly Bean, KitKat, Lollipop, Marshmallow, Nougat, and O.
  2. Download the TWRP Recovery compatible with your device. A version not compatible with your device can cause the brick of the latter.
  3. Charge your device at least up to 50%, to avoid that it goes off during the installation phase.
  4. If possible, use the original USB-micro USB cable to connect the device to the PC.
  5. Disable the antivirus of your PC.
  6. Enable USB debugging mode. To do this, you first need to activate the Developer Options menu by going to  Settings  ->  Phone Info and clicking 7  Build Number. At this point go to  Settings  ->  Developer Options and enable the USB Debug mode.
  7. If your device has a bootloader blocked, you must unlock it before proceeding. we have covered this topic several times and you can find some guides by clicking on this link.
  8. Installing a custom recovery will invalidate the warranty on your Android device. In case of problems, Aio mobile Stuff is not held responsible. Proceed at your own risk.

Guide to install TWRP 3.0.x Recovery on Android devices

This method works for most Android devices. You can easily flash the TWRP.img file on your HTC smartphone, tablet, Sony, Google, LG, Huawei, Oppo, Motorola and all devices that are supported by TWRP for flash via the file with the .img extension.

NOTE: if you have a Samsung device the procedure is slightly different and will be shown at the end of this guide.

In order for this method to work, you need to set ADB and Fastboot on your PC. Another method is to flash the TWRP.img file using applications such as Flashify or Flash Gordon, but these require root permissions to work. In any case, both methods are shown below.

Install TWRP 3.0.x Recovery.img using ADB and Fastboot

  • First, make sure you have ADB and Fastboot on your PC. I
  • Download the TWRP recovery 3.0.x.img file from this link, making sure to download the version compatible with your device. At the end of the download, rename the file in TWRP.img.
  • After downloading the TWRP Recovery image, copy this file to the ADB and Fastboot folder. If you followed our guide to install ADB and Fastboot, then the folder will be in C: Android-adb.
  • Open the ADB and Fastboot folder (in our case the Android-adb folder ) in which you will also find the TWRP.img file, right-click in an empty space and select Open command window here….
  • Now, making sure you have enabled USB Debugging mode on your device, as shown above, connect it to your PC.
  • Enter the following commands in sequence at the command prompt, pressing enter at the end of each one:
adb devices
adb reboot-bootloader
fastboot devices
fastboot flash recovery TWRP.img

After executing the last command, wait for the recovery flash. At the end of the operation, you can restart your smartphone and start using TWRP Recovery.

Install TWRP 3.0.x Recovery.img using Flashify

Make sure your Android device has root permissions ( find many guides in the relevant section ). After that, you can proceed with the guide.

  • Download and install Flashify on your Android smartphone or tablet.
  • Download the TWRP recovery 3.0.x.img file from this link, making sure to download the version compatible with your device. At the end of the download, rename the file in TWRP.img.
  • Transfer this file to your device’s internal memory.
  • Launch Flashify and, if requested via a popup, grant root permissions.
  • Click on the FLASH button.
  • Now select the Recovery image button, search for the file transferred previously, select it and follow the instructions that appear on the screen to start the installation process.

At the end of the installation, you can restart your smartphone or tablet in the recovery mode using the Flashfy app or using the key combination for your device.

Install TWRP 3.0.x Recovery.img.tar on Samsung Galaxy devices

  • Download the TWRP recovery 3.0.x.img file from this link, making sure to download the version compatible with your device.
  • Download and extract the Odin 3.10.6 tool on your Windows PC.
  • Start your Samsung Galaxy in Download mode. To do this, turn off the device completely and then restart it by holding down the Volume Down + Home + Power buttons until a warning appears. At this point, press the Volume Up button to continue and access the download mode.
  • Now connect the Samsung Galaxy to the PC and start the Odin tool downloaded previously.
  • Odin will show a yellow or blue box in the ID: COM section. This indicates that the device has been correctly recognized. If not, install your device’s drivers on your PC.
  • Now click on the PDA button (if this button is not present then click on AP ). Search and open the file recovery.img.tar downloaded previously.
  • Make sure that only the Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time boxes are active.
  • Now click on Start to start the installation process. At the end of the procedure, the device will restart automatically. To start the recovery mode, from a completely off device hold down the Volume Up + Home + Power buttons.

At this point, you have seen how to install TWRP Recovery on your Android device. Now you can install custom ROM, get root permissions or perform a full system backup.

That’s all. If you are having trouble reading this guide to install TWRP 3.0.x don’t worry. Write us through the comments at the end of this article and we will try to help you.

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