- The following guide is made to install TWRP on the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge with the SM-G935F model number. Custom recovery images are usually very specific and you cannot attempt to flash this file on any other model number unless you have been advised it’s safe by the developers.
- You must have a Windows computer to follow this guide. It can be any Windows version ranging from Windows XP and up.
BEFORE WE BEGIN
- Installing a custom recovery image such as the TWRP Recovery image on the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge smartphone will void the Samsung warranty. Some mobile service providers will allow for flashing of recoveries and rooting. Check with yours if the warranty is a big deal to you.
- Enable the USB Debugging Mode on the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge device by tapping on the Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging Mode.
- If your Galaxy S7 Edge does not have the Developer Options available from the settings, it means it needs unlocking. You can unlock the hidden menu on your S7 Edge by tapping on the Settings > About Device > Build Number at least seven times and it will soon say that you are using the device as developer. You can head back to the settings to find your Developer Options menu as soon as you get that message.
- Install the Samsung USB Drivers before you start the guide. Extract the drivers package on the computer and then run the executable program. Follow the short series of on-screen instructions to finish the driver installation.
HOW TO INSTALL TWRP RECOVERY ON SAMSUNG GALAXY S7 EDGE SM-G935F
- Download the TWRP Recovery file for the S7 Edge G935F from here.
- Download the Odin flashing tool from here.
- Extract the Odin and the custom recovery files to the desktop of the computer by right-clicking over them and selecting the option that says “extract here” from the menu,
- Right-click on the Odin executable file that is on the desktop and choose to run it as an administrator.
- Boot the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge to download mode and then connect to the computer with the USB cable.
- Check that you have a blue or a yellow ID: COM port from the Odin user-interface. No color means the drivers are not up to date and the S7 Edge device is not detected.
- Click the AP button or the PDA button you get from the Odin user-interface.
- Browse the desktop for the custom recovery file that’s already extracted.
- Make sure you turn off the Auto Reboot option from the Odin application’s settings. leave all other default settings the same.
- Click the Start button and the flashing tool will flash the custom recovery to your device.
- Wait until you can see a green box appear from the Odin application on the computer and it gives you the ‘pass’ message inside that same box.
- As soon as you have the green box and pass message, hold the hardware key combination for recovery mode and boot the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge directly to recovery mode.
In conclusion, that’s how to install TWRP Recovery on the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge smartphone with the SM-G935F model number. Because you booted the device directly to recovery mode during the first time boot, you have eliminated the chance of the stock recovery wiping your custom recovery. You should find the new custom recovery boots every time you press the hardware key combination for the recovery mode.
Now it’s time to check out how to root the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge smartphone and get the most out of the device. Many of your ROMs will require root access to run. The same goes with your custom kernels.