Do you want to start flashing some custom ROMs on your Samsung Galaxy J2 because your OTA updates are too slow? Or maybe you just want to try some new features and a different UI? You can satisfy both of those fixations by installing the TWRP custom recovery on your Samsung Galaxy J2 smartphone.
- The following guide is made to install the custom recovery image on the Samsung Galaxy J2. These custom recovery images are usually device-specific and cannot be fleshed on other devices unless otherwise instructed as being safe.
- This guide is made for the LTE variant of the Samsung Galaxy J2 smartphone. It should work on all model numbers.
BEFORE WE BEGIN
- Download the Samsung USB Drivers for mobile phones from our USB Driver page — scroll down the list until you see the Samsung brand.
- Check that your device has the USB Debugging Mode enabled by navigating to the Menu > Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging Mode.
- These are the instructions to install TWRP recovery on Samsung Galaxy J2 smartphones. Installing a custom recovery such as Team Win’s TWRP recovery does void the warranty on your device. You can flash the stock recovery anytime in the future and it will bring your warranty back to life.
HOW TO FLASH TWRP RECOVERY ON SAMSUNG GALAXY J2
- Download the TWRP recovery file from this link.
- Download the latest Odin flashing tool version from this page.
- Extract the two files on the desktop by right-clicking and selecting ‘extract here’ from the menu.
- Double-click the Odin executable file and wait for the Odin user-interface to open on your desktop.
- Turn off the Samsung Galaxy J2 and reboot it in the download mode so you can flash files.
- To get in the download mode, reboot by holding the Home + Power + Volume Down buttons.
- Wait until the text on the smartphone display tells you to press the Volume Up button and do that action.
- Connect the Samsung Galaxy J2 smartphone to the computer once you know it is in the download mode.
- Wait for the ID: COM port to change color, signifying that your Samsung USB Drivers are working. If you cannot get the Samsung Drivers working, try using the universal ADB Driver also found on the same page.
- Click the AP or the PDA button found on your Odin user-interface and browse the desktop for the extracted TWRP recovery file.
- Once loaded, check that the re-partition box is empty, Auto Reboot is on and F Reset Time is working.
- Click the Start button and Odin will flash the TWRP recovery image on your Samsung Galaxy J2 smartphone.
- Wait until you see the pass message from the Odin user-interface.
- Now the Galaxy J2 smartphone should reboot automatically since you had the Auto Reboot box checked — if it doesn’t reboot automatically, you need to reboot it manually yourself.
Now you are ready to start booting your device into that custom recovery anytime you want to use it. You can do that by pressing the Volume Up + Home + Power buttons at the same time after a reboot.