Guide to Install TWRP Recovery on Android Devices

Recovery is probably one of the most important components in an Android system. All the Android phones come with a recovery pre-installed [aka Stock Recovery] which offers limited functionality. When you want to make the most out of your device, custom recovery is the way to go. And the most happening custom recovery nowadays is TWRP Recovery. It offers a wide range of features from ranging from simply factory resetting your device to backing up/restoring your device. All right, now lets us help you flash/install TWRP recovery on your Android device.

What is Recovery?


Recovery is a small piece of software that runs in the recovery partition on your device. Simply speaking it’s a software that allows you to install the third party and flash custom builds on your android devices. TWRP Recovery is just like some other Recoveries but more advanced and comfortable to use. TWRP stands for Team Win Recovery Project the people who created it.

The benefits of installing TWRP Recovery is that you get power on and access the files on your phone without loading the Android operating system. Install a system update on your device, booting into recovery is part of the process so its very easy to install an os update via TWRP Recovery. It also provides to take a full backup of your device which is commonly known as Nandroid Backup it helps you to recover if anything goes wrong while flashing an update. TWRP Recovery allows the user to flash custom ROM’s on the  Android device to makeover the fewer features of shitty stock ROM.

After reading the benefits you might think to install TWRP Recovery on your Android Device so, follow the steps given down and enjoy.

Note: If your device’s Bootloader is locked it is necessary to Unlock Bootloader to Install TWRP Recovery.


  • Working PC or Laptop.
  • ADB and Fastboot Tool installed.
  • USB Debugging option must be enabled.
  • TWRP recovery file for your device.

Necessary Downloads

Steps to Install TWRP Recovery on Android devices

Note: Depending on your device, the bootloader might need to be unlocked before proceeding with the tutorial.

Step 1. Download the TWRP Recovery .img file for your device from the link above. Rename that file to recovery.img.

Step 2. Now place the recovery.img file in the ADB and Fastboot folder.(On my PC the path is C:Abd and Fastboot so I pasted it here).


Step 3. Connect your device to PC via USB cable.

Step 4. Open a command prompt window here by

Holding Shift key + Right Click > Select Open Command Window here


Step 5. Once the Command window is opened, type the following command to boot your device into Bootloader.

adb reboot bootloader

Step 6. Once your device is in Bootloader mode, install the recovery.img file by typing the command as follows

fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

Step 7. Now simply Reboot your device by typing the command as

fastboot reboot

Congratulations! You have successfully installed TWRP Recovery on your Android device.

4 thoughts on “Guide to Install TWRP Recovery on Android Devices”

  1. PS C:\Adb and Fastboot\platform-tools> adb reboot bootloader
    adb : The term ‘adb’ is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program. Check the
    spelling of the name, or if a path was included, verify that the path is correct and try again.
    At line:1 char:1
    + adb reboot bootloader
    + ~~~
    + CategoryInfo : ObjectNotFound: (adb:String) [], CommandNotFoundException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : CommandNotFoundException

    Suggestion [3,General]: The command adb was not found, but does exist in the current location. Windows PowerShell does not load commands from the current location by default. If you trust this command, instead type: “.\adb”. See “get-help about_Command_Precedence” for more details.
    PS C:\Adb and Fastboot\platform-tools>

    any suggestions?

  2. the above mentioned error is fixed since i user CMD promt later.
    not the recovery file is not picking up properly, it shows recovery.img not available even though the is present in the path.


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