How to install TWRP Recovery on Samsung Galaxy A3 2016 [Guide]

samsung-galaxy-a3-2016The official TWRP Recovery is now made available for the Samsung Galaxy A3 2016 smartphone, so you can start taking complete backups for the first time without having to use any adb commands.

Getting root access on the Samsung Galaxy A3 2016 smartphone is great if you want to install applications like the Titanium Backup app. With Titanium, you can remove the stock apps by Samsung most people consider to be bloatware. Those with a custom recovery installed can go on to install a custom ROM which can completely change the way the operating system looks with a new ROM. Many custom ROMs for the Galaxy A3 will also remove the stock apps and have your internal system running incredibly fast.


  • You must have the 2016 variant of the Samsung Galaxy A3 smartphone to use this guide. The 2016 model is the second-generation version of the A3 smartphone. You can check your model number by tapping on the Menu > Settings > About Device > Model Number.
  • You must have a Windows PC to follow this guide. You will not get the Odin flashing tool in this guide to work on any other operating system.


  • You will need to enable the USB Debugging Mode from your Galaxy A3 smartphone by tapping on the Menu > Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging Mode.
  • Anyone not seeing the Developer Options there can unlock it by tapping on the Menu > Settings > About Device > Build Number 7 times.
  • Choosing to install a custom recovery on the will void the manufacturers warranty until you decide to flash a stock recovery back over the top.


  1. Download the TWRP Recovery for the Samsung Galaxy A3 2016 smartphone from here.
  2. Download one of the latest versions of the Odin flashing tool from here.
  3. Extract the files on the desktop of the computer by right-clicking > extract here on the file.
  4. Double-click the Odin flashing tool and wait for the app to open up on your desktop.
  5. Boot the Samsung Galaxy A3 in download mode and connect it to the computer with the USB Cable.
  6. Click the AP button from the Odin user-interface and upload the TWRP extracted file from the desktop.
  7. Take off the Auto Reboot option from the Odin settings.
  8. Do not make any additional changes from the Odin flashing tool’s user-interface.
  9. Click the Start button and wait for Odin to flash TWRP on your Samsung Galaxy A3 2016 device.
  10. When you see the pass mess message from the Odin message box, reboot your Samsung Galaxy A3 device into recovery mode during the first time boot process.

If you happen to own a Samsung Galaxy A3 2016 device that does not make it to recovery mode during the first time boot, you might find the stock recovery is back on the device. You just need to follow the guide again if that happens, and then make sure you do boot the device into recovery mode after the first reboot.

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