Many of us are not that rich that we opt on buy the new device once we get bored with the current android device we are having. I know we get trapped by the same functionality and same animations. Consider a case where you are told to use a pc for 3-4 years with the same window, isn’t that boring? How about changing the rom (its like installing new window on pc) and installing cool apps which you haven’t seen anywhere?
Well if you are going through this thing and wanted to do something outside of the box then you are at right place. I will make a post on how to install custom rom on your device later. But the main thing which required the most before you do tweak on android is to break the jail (its not like jail break on iphones😉) i.e to install a recovery which further lets you install other things.
Here the recovery is TWRP recovery. Before getting started make sure that your device is rooted , if not then don’t worry i have an article written on it, you can check it out here. So lets get started.
What is TWRP?
So TWRP is a thing and you would have heard about it while searching youtube or googling stuff to customize or do some more things with your android. Here TWRP stands for Team Win Recovery Project. With the help of which you install custom roms and other images on your device. In simple words it is like having a football to play football 😃.
The main question here arises is why it has become so famous now days? Well if you dont know, earlier we use to have another recovery known as clockworkmod recovery which was famous in old days but the problem with that was it doesn’t support touch once the device is in recovery mode.
The user has to use a combination of volume and power button to select the thing and then execute that. It was quite hectic, imaging a long list of images on your device and the user has to select the last one😒. So this problem was majorly solved with TWRP recovery with some additional features.
How to install it?
So you can install it on you device by two methods:
- With PC
- Without PC
1. Installing twrp using PC
Well this method is more easier than the second one. All you need is a computer/laptop. You have to visit this link, enter your device in the search and then you will see the download link. Here i will be using POCO f1 device for this process. Following are the steps you have to follow:
Step1: First you have to download the zip file from here and install all the necessary drivers for your device.
Step2: Then enable the usb debugging on your android device. Go to settings > About phone > click on android version 3-4 times and your are in.
Step3: Open the folder where your TWRP Recovery .img file is saved. Then open a CMD window inside that folder. To do that, Shift + Right click on any empty white space inside the folder and then select Open command window here.
Step4: Connect your Android device to the PC. Type the following into the command window to boot your device into bootloader/fastboot mode:
adb reboot bootloader
Step5: Once your device boots into bootloader mode, type this into the command line. Make sure you type correct name of the twrp recovery.
fastboot flash recovery twrp-2.8.x.x-xxx.img
Step6: Once TWRP is successfully flashed on your device, type this final command to reboot your device.
Hola!! you have successfully installed TWRP !! 🙌
2. Installing TWRP without PC
So before starting with this method make sure that you have following things available:
- Two android phones(including the one which you want to root).
- An OTG cable and a usb cable to connect both device with each other.
- A recovery image on the device which you will use to root the other phone.
Lets get started:
Some highlights of TWRP recovery:
- Install: This will let you choose the rom or image file you want to flash and install.
- Wipe: This will let you format your data and cache.
- Backup: With help of this you can backup your data or existing rom .
- Restore: This will help in restoring your backup image.
- Mount: it lets you mount an external storage device such as an SD card or a flash drive (using USB OTG).
- Settings: Some settings of twrp .
- Advanced: This option contains other options like wiping system, internal storage, external storage, cache.
- Reboot: It will reboot the device.
So this was all about installing twrp recovery. If you find this article helpful then share it with your friends.