How To Install TWRP Recovery on Android Without Root

TWRP, if you are a tech-savvy kind of person, most probably you are familiar with this term. TWRP recovery (Team Win Recovery Project) helps install any custom ROM on many android phones without any error. Basically, it’s an open-source custom recovery software made for Android devices and helps you to install various custom ROMs on your particular Android device.

Many people are in the wrong superstition thinking that by doing this, their phone gets rooted. So, this superstition thinking is totally wrong because TWRP recovery allows you to install custom ROMs on your Android device without rooting it. So, don’t worry if you are considering installing a custom ROM on your old device. In this article, you will learn how to install TWRP recovery on any android phone using a PC or computer.

How To Install TWRP Recovery on Android Without Root

TWRP Recovery | How To Install on Android Without Root

Before installing TWRP recovery, you have to make sure your phone Bootloader is unlocked, and USB debugging is ON. If you don’t know how to unlock your mobile Bootloader, then check out the procedure to unlock Bootloader. So, after unlocking Bootloader, follow the steps mentioned below:

Warning: Before performing any step, make sure to backup all your important files, as we are not responsible for losing your data.

#1. Download and Extract Android SDK Tools

If your eyes are looking to install TWRP recovery on your smartphone, then before that, you have to install the Android Studio app. Click on the link to download it. From the Command line tools only section, you can download the version supported by your device. Now, once you’ve successfully downloaded it, simply extract the Zip file in the folder as per your liking.

#2. Download the TWRP Image 

Now, once installed the Android studio app on your PC, you have to download the TWRP image file of your respective device. Go through the link mentioned and search for your device name and download the TWRP file from there. It’s the official TWRP website, so you can rely on the given link.

◊ Important: All the given links in the article belong to the respective owner; not a single link belongs to us. You can rely on the link as all are from the most trusted website.

#3. Unlock Developer Options, Enable USB Debugging, and Enable OEM Unlocking

In order to unlock the developer option, you need to open your smartphone’s settings app and hover over to the about phone or system. Then, tap seven times on the built number to become the developer or unlock the developer option. Once a message pop-up that says, you are now a developer. Now, tap on the back button. Then select the developer option. Once you are inside the developer option, select USB debugging and enable it.

After that, you need to enable OEM unlocking. To do this, you must require to locate the enable OEM unlock option, and once you get it, simply checkmark the box located next to the enable OEM to unlock option. That’s it. Now, you have enabled the OEM unlocking on your smartphone. Now, let’s hover over to the next process, or we say step.

◊Important: Your device will pop up a security key and determine that your device will no longer get the protection feature by unlocking the Bootloader.

Also, remember one thing that your data will be deleted from your device by enabling or unlocking the Bootloader. So, we suggest you take a backup of all your important files such as images, settings, etc.

#4. Connect Device to Computer

Now, to initiate the installation process, you need to connect your smartphone to your computer. But, keep in mind that you need to use the original data cable as sometimes a duplicate data cable may not be supported while doing this.

#5. Install TWRP via the Command Prompt

Well, keep in mind that this could be different for other operating systems and the method that we describe below is for Windows users only. So, first of all, run the command prompt box on your Windows PC. Then, in the command window, type the command mentioned below and hit the enter key:

adb devices

Now, all your connected devices will be listed in the command prompt window. So, you need to type the following command in order to boot your device into bootloader/fastboot mode and hit the enter key:

adb reboot bootloader

The next step that you need to do is run the:

fastboot flash recovery TWRP-3.1.X-XXX.img

But, don’t forget to replace the version of the TWRP image file with the version that you have downloaded. And then run the command:

fastboot reboot

That’s it. Now, you’ll be able to boot your device into TWRP custom recovery and also allow you to use all its features.

Now, you can download the custom ROM image that you want to use on your device, and by booting into TWRP recovery mode, install it on your smartphone. However, it may be different from device to device, but usually, by pressing the power and volume up buttons, you will be able to boot your device into fastboot recovery mode after shutting down your device completely.

Key Outlooks

So, that’s all you require to know about how to install TWRP recovery on your Android device without rooting it. We hope you are now successfully installed the TWRP recovery on your Android device. If you still think about whether to go for it or not, don’t think more and follow the steps given in this guide.

Meanwhile, if you get stuck while doing this, let us know in the comment section. If we can, then surely help you out. Also, if you are new here, visit here regularly for more such content. Meanwhile, if you don’t know how to unlock the bootloader on your smartphone, then first go through the link and learn it.


Marcos Hamilton
  • Marcos Hamilton
  • Macros is a techno freak who loves new gadgets and always keen to know about the latest games and everything happening in and around the technology world. He has a massive interest in Android and streaming devices.

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