Are you looking for a way to install latest TWRP Recovery (3.1.1-0) on your Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)! Then you are in right place. Having a custom recovery on your phone means, you can flash Magisk or SuperSu zip and root it, you can install a custom ROMs, kernels and mods as well as do various task that a stock recovery never going to offer. Since TWRP recovery is a touch base recovery, the GUI interface is easy to use. Continue reading this article to learn how to install latest TWRP recovery (3.1.1-0) on Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017).

Related: How to Root Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) in 2019 – Easy Guide

Supported Devices:

  • SM-A520F
  • SM-A520F/DS

How To Install TWRP Recovery On Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

WARNINGThough flashing custom recovery don’t usually erase phone data! However, as a precaution, before proceeding, ensure the data you would like to retain is backed up to your PC and/or your Google account, or equivalent. We (TrueAndroid Team) are not responsible if anything happen to your device while following this tutorial.

TWRP Recovery Installation Guide

Advantage of TWRP Recovery

  1. A touch based interface.
  2. Can flash custom ROMs, Mods and kernels.
  3. Can wipe Dalvic /ART Cache.
  4. Allow you to access and use phone memory when you are in recovery.
  5. You can install Xposed Modules.
  6. You can root your device using root zip file (magisk, supersu etc.)
  7. Flashing a custom kernel may help you to overclock or underclock your SoC.
  8. Can factory reset your device.
  9. You can remove all bloatware by flashing proper bloatware removal zip.
  10. You can take a full system backup (Nandroid) and later restore it.

Requirements:

  1. Make sure your computer has working adb and fastboot. Setup instructions can be found here.
  2. Enable USB Debugging on your device. [Tutorial]
  3. Proper USB driver is installed. [Download]
  4. Download & Install Heimdall (cross-platform tool). If you face driver related issue in Windows PC then follow this guide.

How To Install TWRP Recovery 3.1.1-0 on Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) via Heimdall

  1. Download TWRP.
  2. Now boot into download mode. To do so, first turn off your Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) then press and hold Volume DownHome and Power button together.
  3. Then connect your device to your computer using USB cable.
  4. Now, On the computer, open a command prompt (on Windows) or terminal (on Linux or macOS) window in the directory where recovery image is downloaded, and type: heimdall flash –RECOVERY twrp-x.x.x-x-a5y17lte.img –no-reboot [Note: Replace TWRP file name with your downloaded file name]
  5. Soon you will see a blue transfer bar on your device showing the recovery being transferred. Its time to unplug your device from PC.
  6. Now manually boot into recovery. To do so, first turn off your Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) then press and hold Volume UpHome and Power button together. [Note: Its very important to reboot to custom recovery immediately otherwise the device will be reboot and overwrite to custom recovery.]

That’s it! You now have an unlocked Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) with latest supported TWRP Recovery installed.

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