To download the latest version of Custom recovery, follow the steps given below, TWRP for the Galaxy S4 i9505 variant.
TWRP recovery is gaining popularity among the Android users due its user-friendly UI and functionality when it comes to comparison with the CWM (ClockworkMod). Using the custom recovery one can get lots of features that may not come with the stock Samsung recovery.
This guide and recovery files are only compatible with the Galaxy S4 GT-i9505 and please do not flash it on another device.
- Download TWRP for Galaxy S4 i9505
- Download Odin v3.10
- Install Samsung USB drivers on your PC.
- Go to Settings > Developer Options and enable USB debugging.
Install TWRP Recovery for Galaxy S4 GT-i9505
We are going to use Odin3 to flash the TWRP recovery tar.md5 file and this method does not requires root access so you’re good to go.
Step 1: Download the required files using the given links in the above section.
Step 2: Power off your phone and reboot into download mode; Press and hold down the Volume down + Menu + Power keys simultaneously for 5 to 6 seconds. Volume up to confirm.
Step 3: Run Odin v3.10.
Step 4: Connect your Galaxy S4 to PC using the USB cable.
Step 5: Hit the AP button and select the tar.md5 twrp file. During this your PC might hang for a while, just have patience and let Odin3 handle everything.
Step 6: Leave the Odin3 default settings.
Step 7: Finally hit the Start button to flash the twrp-188.8.131.52-jfltexx.tar on Galaxy S4 i9505.
Step 8: When completed your phone will automatically reboots and Odin will show you with PASS! notification confirming that you’ve successfully installed TWRP recovery.