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How to install TWRP on Android smartphones and tablets

Have you tried installing a new custom ROM on your Android smartphone or tablet without success? Perhaps the installation failed to use recovery stock, which basically only accepts official ROMs. In order to really personalize your Android smartphone or tablet, you need to install the new TWRP recovery. In this guide I will show you step by stephow to install TWRP on every Android device.

Note: before proceeding with the installation of TWRP Recovery it may be necessary to unlock the bootloader! Many manufacturers prevent unofficial changes; before proceeding then I recommend checking on Google if your smartphone has the bootloader blocked.

How to install TWRP Recovery

Download the TWRP

If you have solved the problems with the bootloader you can install the TWRP Recoverypreparing your smartphone and your PC with Windows for the operation. Download the customized recovery version suitable for your device from the following link.


Within the site, use the search field to find your to install TWRP 1

Once the device is found, click on its name and download the recovery from the links in the section Download Links.

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Both links with the writing are fine Primary.

Get your PC ready

Now that the personalized recovery has been downloaded to your PC, prepare the latter to flash the recovery. To know how to install TWRP you need to get the following tools:

You can install both on your PC using ADB 15 second installer, as recommended in the following guide.

LINK |How to install ADB and Fastboot on your PC quickly

Once installed, just move the downloaded recovery file (it should be in .img format) to the ADB folder created inside the Windows Programs folder.

Prepare your smartphone or tablet

Before connecting the Android device to the PC for flashing make sure to activate in the Developer options the voice USB debugging.

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If you don't see the Developer options in Settingsyou can activate them by repeatedly tapping on the Build number, present in Settings -> Device info.

How to install TWRP

Now that everything is ready you just have to see how to install TWRP on your dear device with Android. Connect your smartphone to the PC via USB cable (no wireless or other systems, only cable!). Wait for it to be recognized and the right drivers to be installed (especially if the first time you connect it to your PC), then open the ADB and Fastboot folder, right-click while holding down SHIFT in any empty point of the folder and open your voice Open Powershell window here or Open prompt here.TWRP Recovery

Now that you have a terminal, you can install TWRP recovery by typing the following commands inside the terminal:

adb reboot bootloader

fastboot flash recovery twrp-x.x.x.x-xxx.img

fastboot reboot

Instead of the X you will obviously find the version of the TWRP you have downloaded; if you have difficulty typing commands, you can help yourself with the TAB key, which automatically compiles the commands and file names (if present in the same folder).

At the end the device will restart and you will have the new TWRP installed on your device.

Other guides

Want to find out how to unlock a bootloader on Android? Find out how to deal with the articles on the site.

LINK |Unlock bootloader

In addition to recovery do you want to get root permissions? Find out how to do it in the following guide.

LINK |How to flash SuperSU on Android with TWRP

Once TWRP is installed you can install any custom ROM. You can install new ROMs using the tips in the guide below.

LINK |How to flash ROM on Android phone