TWRP Recovery is Now available for Galaxy S6

Last Updated on 22/11/2022

TWRP Recovery is Now available for Galaxy S6

In the past, Chainfire released the root for the international SM-G920F version that is part of SGS6 as well as Galaxy S6 edge SM-G925T. Then TeamWin has released the TWRP 2.8.6.0 recovery to Galaxy S6 devices with codename “zeroflte”. TWRP is a more popular custom recovery with a touch interface that gives the capability to flash custom ROMs, make backups of nandroid as well as restore ROMs and much more. It doesn’t require root access to flash TWRP on the Galaxy S6 as it can be flashed with the ODIN.

The recovery is available on international versions that are part of the Galaxy S6 with ” zeroflte” as the codename. The models are SM-G920F as well as the SM-G920I.

Prior to proceeding, take note that:

  • Rooting voids your device warranty. Follow this tutorial on your own at risk!
  • This process could increase your flash counter, which triggers your KNOX Warranty flag.
  • ONLY proceed if your device model no. is in the list above.

Installation of TWRP Recovery on Samsung Galaxy S6

1. Check your device model under Settings > About device > Model number. Check to make sure that the model number is compatible.

2. Download and install Samsung Android USB drivers on your Windows system.

3. Get Odin3_v3.10.6.zip then extract the file. (Latest version of Odin)

4. Visit this page and download the twrp-2.8.6.0-zeroflte.img.tar file.

5. The device should be booted into the ODIN Download mode to do this turn off the phone. Hold the ‘Volume Down and Home button’ while holding both buttons at the same time, hold down the Power button until you are presented with an alert screen. After that, release all buttons and press ‘Volume up to go into the Download mode.

6. Connect the phone to your computer using a USB cable.

7. Start Odin3 v3.10.6.exe. ODIN will show an ID:COM port number. ID:COM box that indicates the device has been connected successfully.

8. Select”PDA” (AP) PDA(AP) option in ODIN. Don’t alter the other fields. Browse and select the twrp-2.8.6.0-zeroflte.img.tarfile. Check that Repartition is not unchecked.

9. After you click Start, let the process be completed, and the phone will then reboot itself. There should be a PASS signal in ODIN.

That’s it! You can boot to TWRP Recovery mode simply by pressing and pressing the Volume Up button and Home + Power buttons simultaneously. Release all buttons once the screen for recovery appears.

Bert Hoxton

Bert Hoxton