A new update for the famous Android custom recovery has arrived. Follow this guide on how to install TWRP 3.2.0-0 on Android devices.
TWRP is a renowned term amongst the Android developer community. And due to the immense features it offers, it is now more common among the normal users too. If you have ever installed a custom ROM, or if you plan to, TWRP is one of the major foundations.Over time, TWRP has added support for devices from over 45 different OEMs. With this guide, you will be able to install TWRP 3.2.0-0 on your Android device.
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How to Install TWRP 3.2.0-0 on Android Devices
TWRP, an abbreviation of TeamWin Recovery Project, is one of the prime utilities among the Android power users. It was the first recovery for Android phones to support a touch interface. It lets you wipe your device partitions, flash the third-party firmware, and so much more.
TeamWin announced a new update to their recovery on December 1, 2017. It is now based on Android 8.0 Oreo sources and brings a fine list of new features. Now before you head on to the instructions to install TWRP 3.2.0-0 on Android, let us take a look at the new additions to this update.
- Based on Android 8.0 Oreo device tree.
- You can now restore ADB backups directly from TWRP interface.
- Fixed GZIP errors in ADB backups.
- Fixed corrupt TWRP backups.
- Support for installing Android 8.0 Oreo-based zips.
- Support vold decrypt with keymaster 3.0 in 8.0 firmwares (nkk71)
- Decrypt of synthetic passwords for Pixel 2. More information here.
- Support newer ext4 FBE policies for backup and restore in libtar.
- v2 fstab support
- Other minor bug fixes and improvements.
In brief, the new TWRP 3.2.0-0 update brings better support for Pixel 2 and also enable users to easily flash Oreo-based ROMs/Zips to their devices. The new builds are rolling to all supported devices. To check the progress of your build, visit Jenkins.
Now without any further ado, let us help you install TWRP 3.2.0-0 update on Android devices.
- Before you even head down, make sure to take a complete backup of your device first-hand. You can follow our guide on how to backup Android devices.
- Installing TWRP requires your device to have an unlocked bootloader. You can search for your device-specific tutorial in our archive.
- You should know how to reboot your device into Fastboot/Download/Recovery modes using the special button combo.
- Install USB drivers for your device on the PC.
Instructions to Install TWRP 3.2.0-0 Recovery
Once the above requirements are fulfilled, you can scroll down below and install TWRP 3.2.0-0. We have provided three different methods depending on the device you are using. The third method is more for your convenience if you already have a previous version of TWRP recovery installed.
Method 1: Using Fastboot
This method requires you to first install ADB and Fastboot tools on your PC. If you’re using Linux or macOS environment, you will need to add a dot and forward-slash (./) in front of every command.
- Download the TWRP 3.2.0-0 recovery image (*.img) for your device: TWRP Device Page
- Copy the downloaded file to the C:\adb directory, where all the ADB and Fastboot files are present.
- Press and hold the SHIFT key and right-click on an empty space inside this folder.
- Select ‘Open command window here’ or ‘Open PowerShell window here’ from the pop-up menu.
- Now boot your device into Fastboot mode and connect it to the PC using the USB cable.
- Enter the following command to make sure that your Android device is being recognized by Fastboot:
- The command should return a device ID. If not, make sure that you have proper drivers installed.
- Finally, install TWRP 3.2.0-0 by using the command below:
fastboot flash recovery <file-name.img>
- Here “<file-name.img” will be replaced by the actual file name of the recovery image. Example:
fastboot flash recovery twrp-3.2.0-0-angler.img
- For some devices, including Google Pixel (XL), Google Pixel 2 (XL), Mi A1, etc, you can’t permanently flash the recovery. This is because these devices support A/B partition scheme. You will need to boot TWRP on such devices using:
fastboot boot <file-name.img>
- Example, for the Google Pixel 2:
fastboot boot twrp-3.2.0-0-walleye.img
So this was how you can install TWRP 3.2.0-0 using Fastboot. It shall work for most OEM devices.
Method 2: Using Odin (Samsung Devices)
- Download the TWRP recovery (*.img.tar) for your Samsung device: TWRP Samsung Devices
- To use this method to install TWRP 3.2.0-0, you will first need to download the Odin program on your PC: Odin3_v3.12.3.zip
- Once downloaded, extract the file to an easily accessible location on your PC.
- Now go to the location where you have extracted the Odin3_v3.12.3.zip file and double-click ‘Odin3.exe’ to launch the Odin program.
- Boot your Samsung phone into Download mode and connect it to the PC.
- Odin shall detect the device and the COM port shall be highlighted.
- Click on the ‘AP’ button and select the recovery file (e.g. twrp-3.2.0-0-dreamlte.img.tar).
- Do not modify any other settings in Odin.
- Finally, click on the ‘Start’ button to install TWRP 3.2.0-0 recovery.
- As soon as the flashing process is complete, you shall see a ‘PASS!’ message on the screen.
- Your device will reboot automatically into the OS.
So, you have just been able to install TWRP 3.2.0-0 on Samsung devices.
Method 3: Using TWRP Recovery
The third method involves flashing the TWRP recovery image file from within the recovery itself. It is the easiest and fastest way to update the recovery to a newer version.
- First, download the recovery image (*.img) file for your Android device: TWRP Device Page
- Once the file has been downloaded, transfer it to your phone’s internal/external storage.
- Then, reboot your phone into TWRP recovery mode.
- Go to ‘Install’ and tap on the ‘Install image’ button.
- Navigate to the location where you transferred the TWRP image file and select it.
- Next, select ‘Recovery’ from the list of available partitions.
- Finally, swipe the button on the screen to install TWRP 3.2.0-0.
- When the recovery has been installed, go to the ‘Reboot’ menu and select ‘System’.
There you go! These were three ways to install TWRP 3.2.0-0 on your Android device. If you have any problems regarding the installation process, leave a comment below.