How to install TWRP recovery on Samsung Galaxy E5 SM-E500M [Guide]

Samsung-Galaxy-E5Installing a custom recovery on the Samsung Galaxy E5 is what you want to do if you are flashing a custom ROM. The new recovery that’s made for your E5 smartphones is Team Win’s TWRP recovery, and once you fully install it, you are replacing the stock recovery for a new custom version which can flash those custom ROM zip files in an instant.


  • The following guide for installing TWRP recovery is made for the Samsung Galaxy E5. More specifically, it needs to be the model number SM-E500M. Those of you who do not yet know the model number of the device in your hands can easily find it by pointing to the Menu > Settings > About Device and taking a look at where it says the model number. It likely needs you to scroll down until you can find it on the display.


  • Download the Samsung USB Drivers directly to your Windows computer.
  • You must follow this guide on a Windows operating system ranging from Windows XP and up with the exception of some versions of Windows RT.


  • Download the TWRP recovery file from this link.
  • Download the Odin from this link.
  • Extract them both on the desktop of the computer by right-clicking over the files and choosing the “extract here” option.
  • Reboot the Samsung Galaxy E5 to download mode.
  • Run the executable Odin file by double-clicking over the file that’s on your desktop after you extracted the package.
  • Connect the Samsung Galaxy E5 to the computer using the same USB cable you would normally use to charge the device’s battery.
  • Click the PDA/AP button found from your Odin versions user-interface and browse the desktop for the TWRP recovery file.
  • Leave the default settings in Odin and click the Start button.
  • Wait until you get the pass message from the Odin message box before unplugging from the computer.
  • If your device doesn’t reboot automatically, you’ll need to reboot it manually.

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