How to Install TWRP 2.8.7.0 Recovery on Samsung Galaxy J5

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HOW TO: Install TWRP 2.8.7.0 Recovery on Samsung Galaxy J5

We have put together a detailed step-by-step instructions guide for how to install TWRP 2.8.7.0 custom recovery on Galaxy J5. If you are used to installing official updates through ODIN on Samsung Galaxy devices, then this should not be any different for you.

Please read every line carefully and make sure you read the tutorial once before actually performing it on your Android device.

ODIN3 v3.09

To Remember:

  • This TWRP 2.8.7.0 recovery installation tutorial is only for Galaxy J5 . Please do not try on any other Galaxy J5 variants.
  • Make sure you backup all your data in your phone before proceeding as a precaution.
  • This TWRP 2.8.7.0 Recovery tutorial works with Android 5.0.2 and all future Android updates.
  • Go to Settings > About device on your Galaxy J5 and check your model no. It should be or do not proceed.

Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:

Step 1 – Download TWRP 2.8.7.0 Recovery package for Samsung Galaxy J5 and extract this file anywhere in your computer. This package supports the following Samsung Galaxy J5 model variants.

  • J500F
  • J500H
  • J500G
  • J500M
  • J500FN

NOTE: Make sure you select the appropriate file above for your Galaxy J5 model.

Step 2 – Download ODIN v3.09 which will help you to install CWM Recovery on Samsung Galaxy J5 .

Step 3 – Switch OFF your phone. Now go to Download Mode. How? Press and hold the Volume Down + Home buttons together, and then press the Power button till you see the construction Android robot and a triangle. Press Power again to confirm to enter into Download Mode.

Step 4 – Make sure you have your Samsung Galaxy J5 USB drivers installed on your computer.

Step 5 – Open ODIN on your computer. Connect your phone to your computer while your phone is in the Download Mode.

Step 6 – If your phone is connected successfully, one of the ID:COM boxes will turn yellow with the COM port number. This step might take some time.

Step 7 – Now select the following file that you have to flash/install on your phone. This file will be found from the extracted file in Step 1.

  • Click on ‘PDA’ / ‘AP’ and select the package file (TWRP-20150710-UNOFFICIAL-J5lte.tar) you downloaded in step 1 for your phone.

Step 8 – In ODIN, check the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options, if not already.

Step 9 – Now click on the Start button in ODIN. Installation process will start and would take a few minutes to complete.

Step 10 – After the installation is completed, your phone will reboot into Recovery Mode automatically and install the root package / files. Your ID:COM box will also turn green.

Step 11 – After you see the home screen, unplug your phone from the computer.

That’s it! Your Samsung Galaxy J5 has now been flashed with TWRP 2.8.7.0. To enter Recovery Mode, shut down phone and then hold down the Home + Volume Up buttons and press the Power button for about 5 seconds to enter Recovery Mode.

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Whenever you restart your phone, stock recovery keeps showing up? There is a fix for that. For details on how to make TWRP 2.8.7.0 permanent on your Android phone, head over to the next page.


  • marcelo roberto

    preso no recovery tento dar reboot sistem, mais entra em recovery de novo

  • Luiz Kleverson Silva

    hi to push start it is a long time in recovery.img and after the failure!
    I thank you for your help!

  • Will

    Uhh when I download it, its just a .img file? Help me please!

  • Juan Calderon

    no me funciona, en el j5, salen rayas y se va poniendo amarillo.
    como regreso a mi recovery original sin tener que flashear?

  • Juan Calderon

    se me olvidaba es el j500h, le puse uno del j7 y no le salen las rayas pero tampoco funciona

  • LastStarDust

    This version of TWRP gives“Recovery is not Seandroid Enforcing”error on latest Marshmellow update on a SM-J500FN. Instead the version from this page is working: https://forum.xda-developers.com/galaxy-j5/development/recovery-samsung-galaxy-j500f-t3416960