[Guide] Install Latest TWRP on Galaxy S6 Custom Recovery

TeamWin has built its latest TWRP for the Galaxy S6 custom recovery compatible with the phone. The Shiny Flagship from Korean Giant houses some of the powerful hardware in the Smartphone World. However, in this post, we will focus mainly to install the Latest TWRP Custom Recovery on the Galaxy S6 (All Model). True Android Lovers, Experts and Geek Audiences love the Flexibility of the Custom Recovery which allows us to install any custom ROM, Mods, Kernels and even to gain Root access using SuperSU. Through this Guide, we will be showing you How you can Flash TWRP Custom Recovery on any Model of Samsung Galaxy S6 via ODIN.

Galaxy S6
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This latest iteration of custom recovery brings in some major changes. TWRP 3.0/3.0+ now comes with a much more material design inspired User Interface along with full support for Android 6.0 Marshmallow. To install the Latest TWRP Custom Recovery on Galaxy S6, please read our detailed step-by-step tutorial below. This guide if only for unlocked phone Only. If your phone is Factory Locked, please make sure to unlock the Bootloader first before starting this tutorial. As Galaxy S6 international model does not have a locked bootloader, this guide can work on its own given that you have the correct model.

Also See: [SuperSU] Root Galaxy S6 on Android 7.0 Nougat Official Firmware

As you read further, we will guide you through the entire process of How to Install TWRP Custom Recovery on Galaxy S6. We will use ODIN tool for installing the latest TWRP. For more details, continue reading. Let’s get on with the tutorial now.

Also See: Update Galaxy S6 G920F to XXU5EQCK Android 7.0 Nougat Official Firmware

Disclaimer: Please read the following instructions thoroughly before attempting to flash your phone. Droidphoria.com absolves itself from any responsibility should something go wrong. Please proceed with caution and at your own risk.

There are tons of useful articles and how-to guides on Droidphoria for the Galaxy S6, but we think you might be interested in the following posts :

If this is your very first time installing a custom Recovery, we understand you would want to make sure your installation process go as smooth as possible. So before installation, make sure you have backed up your important Apps and Data.

About TWRP Custom Recovery

TWRP Touch Recovery will allow you to install custom ROMs, advanced options like formatting the system partition, making backups etc. The entire tutorial has been given below for those who want to install this custom recovery on their phones. Here are a few details about TWRP:

Team Win Recovery Project, or twrp for short, is a custom recovery built with ease of use and customization in mind. We started from the ground up by taking AOSP recovery and loading it with the standard recovery options, then added a lot of our own features. It’s a fully touch driven user interface – no more volume rocker or power buttons to mash. The GUI is also fully XML driven and completely theme-able. You can change just about every aspect of the look and feel.

What’s new in TWRP 3.1.0:

  • Completely new theme – Much more modern and much nicer looking.
  • True Terminal Emulator – Includes arrow keys, tab and tab completion, etc.
  • Language translation – It will not be perfect, and especially some languages that require large font files like Chinese & Japanese will not be available on most devices. Also, some languages may only be partially translated at this time.
  • Flashing of sparse images – On select devices you will be able to flash some parts of factory images via the TWRP GUI
  • Adopted storage support for select devices – TWRP can now decrypt adopted storage partitions from Marshmallow
  • Reworked graphics to bring us more up to date with AOSP – includes support for adf and drm graphics.
  • SuperSU prompt will no longer display if a Marshmallow ROM is installed.
  • Update exfat, exfat fuse, dosfstools.
  • Update AOSP base to 6.0
  • A huge laundry list of other minor fixes and tweaks
Our tutorial will explains how you can install Latest TWRP (3.1.0 or newer) custom recovery on the following models of the Samsung Galaxy S6:
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 International Model
  • Any Samsung Galaxy S6 Model (If Bootloader is already Unlocked)
Samsung Galaxy S6 will be getting a huge list of custom ROMs, because of its popularity and most of them are installed using CWM or TWRP. Of course, you can always enjoy the added benefits of a custom recovery with the latest TWRP 3.1.0 or newer.

Samsung Galaxy S6 USB Driver:

In this tutorial, you need to connect your Galaxy S6 to Computer via USB Cable. For that, you need to install Samsung USB Driver Properly so that ODIN could detect your device in no time. Please make sure you have installed the USB driver properly. If not, download the latest Galaxy S6 driver from our Android USB Driver section here:

Tips: Backup your Device for Safety

USB Driver Installed? Good. Now read the tutorial below for the Safe Installation of XXU4BQC2 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Official Firmware on your Galaxy S6 but before that, please have a look on the following important tips and points that you need to take care of before going through the tutorial.
  • Always Backup your important data that you might need after installing a Custom ROM, Official Firmware, Mods or anything else.
  • Make a data as we do not know anything might go wrong on performing the tutorial.
  • Backup your App data, SMS, Contact, Google data, APN Setting, WhatsApp Message or anything else.
  • Samsung user can use Samsung Kies to manually backup the device as Kies provide more option for what to choose in backup and even can transfer data from one device to another device.
  • INFO: Most of the Tutorials/Guides in Droidphoria.com are for Unlock Android Phones. Please don’t try our Guides if your Device is Factory Locked.
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NOTE: Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?

Now ready? Good. Read the tutorial below to go forward and install Latest TWRP on Galaxy S6 Custom Recovery.

HOW TO: Install TWRP Custom Recovery on Samsung Galaxy S6

We have put the detailed step-by-step procedure to Install Official TWRP Custom Recovery on Galaxy S6 via ODIN. If you used to install Official Updates on Samsung Galaxy Device via ODIN, then this should not be any different for you. Please make sure to read the tutorial once before actually performing it on your device so that nothing goes wrong.
To Remember:
  1. This tutorial is only for Samsung Galaxy S6. Please don’t try this on any other variants of the phone.
  2. This TWRP 3.1.0 (or Newer) Recovery works with Android 6.0.1 and all future Android updates.
  3. Make sure you backup all your data in your phone before proceeding.

Full Step-By-Step Instructions:

Step 1: Download the latest TWRP Recovery package for Samsung Galaxy S6 and extract this file anywhere in your computer.

NOTE: You need to Download .tar file for this tutorial. For Example, Download twrp-3.1.0-0-zeroflte.img.tar file (for TWRP version 3.1.0-0).

Step 2: Download ODIN v3.11.1 which will help you to install TWRP Recovery on Samsung Galaxy S6.
Step 3: Switch OFF your phone. Now go to Download Mode. How? Press and hold the Volume Down + Home buttons together, and then press the Power button till you see the construction Android robot and a triangle. Press Power again to confirm to enter into Download Mode.
Step 4: Make sure you have your Galaxy S6 USB drivers installed on your computer.
Step 5: Open ODIN on your computer. Connect your phone to your computer while your phone is in the Download Mode.
Step 6: If your phone is connected successfully, one of the ID:COM boxes will turn yellow with the COM port number. This step might take some time.
Step 7: Now select the files that you have to flash/install on your phone. These files are to be found from the extracted files in Step 1.
  • Click on ‘AP’ and select the TWRP package file you downloaded in step 1 for your computer.
If you are using an older version of ODIN or flashing a firmware which doesn’t have the above-mentioned file name format then look below for the abbreviations to the old name format. Do note that only file name changes, the functionality and back end process remain the same so don’t worry.
  • AP = PDA
  • BL = Boot Loader
  • CP = Modem
Step 8: In ODIN, uncheck the Auto Reboot and check F. Reset Time options.
Step 9: Now click on the Start button in ODIN. The installation process will start and would take a few minutes to complete.

Step 10: After the installation is completed, you should hold your Power Button + Volume Button and Home Button until the screen turns black.

Step 11: Once it does, you need to let go of the Volume Down button and hold the Volume Up button while still pressing the other listed buttons. This will boot the phone into Recovery mode and you should now see the Latest TWRP custom recovery interface.

Step 12: You can now reboot your phone by touching the reboot option in TWRP.

That’s it! Your Samsung Galaxy S6 has now been flashed with the Latest TWRP. To enter Recovery Mode, shut down phone and then hold down the Home + Volume Up buttons and press the Power button for about 5 seconds to enter Recovery Mode.

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