A recovery of any description comes with the primary goal of giving device owners a chance to recover a device from any position. The way Android developers decided to do that was to create a separate partition that can always be booted no matter what happens to the operating system itself. The way they would make sure that happens is by giving the recovery mode its hardware button combination that people can press. That means the recovery mode doesn’t rely on anything to do with your Android operating system at all. You can boot straight to recovery mode with the device of and before your bootloader has even thought about booting the Android operating system.
A custom recovery plays off of the stock recovery in the sense that it is still a separate partition away from the Android operating system. Installing a custom recovery will mean you can still use the same hardware button combination to get into the recovery mode, but the old stock recovery will be completely wiped any time you boot the new custom version.
A custom recovery like TWRP Recovery can do everything your stock recovery can do and them some. A custom recovery’s main prerogative is to give users the chance to upload zip files — something a stock recovery deliberately chooses to pass on. It’s the option to include the uploading of zip files that gives developers the chance to install different ROMs; ROMs that take us away from the stock Android experience.
HOW TO INSTALL TWRP RECOVERY ON SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB PRO 10.1 LTE
- Turn on your Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 device and open the Google Play Store application.
- Search for the ‘TWRP Manager’ application and then follow the prompts to install it on your device.
- Head over to the app drawer on your Tab 10.1 device and then tap on the TWRP Manager app icon.
- Tap where it shows the device list and then scroll down the list of devices until you see where it says the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 LTE device and highlight the same.
- Choose the version of recovery to install if it gives you a choice under the installation heading, remembering to choose one of the later versions if you are planning on installing one of the more recent custom ROMs.
- Tap on the option to install the recovery when you are ready for the recovery partition to begin installing on your device.
- Close the app once it’s installed and then use the hardware button combination to reboot to recovery mode when you want to check out your custom recovery.
In conclusion, that’s how to install TWRP Recovery on Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 LTE devices using the TWRP Manager application from the Google Play Store. There is no way of checking whether your device has a custom recovery installed unlike with root access where you can install the root checker application from the Google Play Store. However, it doesn’t matter much anyhow since you can just boot it up pretty quickly with the hardware buttons on your device.
Furthermore, anyone who goes on from here to root the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 device can head back to the Google Play Store and install the Quick Boot application. With the Quick Boot app, we can easily boot our devices to a bunch of new modes. It defeats the purpose of rooting and installing a custom recovery for many who do it to remove bloatware, but for everyone else it offers an easy way to boot your device into the various modes you need.