TWRP (Team Win Recovery Project) is another popular custom recovery for Android devices after ClockworkMod Recovery which is widely being used on every other modified Android device. You can also root Galaxy Note 2 now with our complete tutorial. Installing a custom recovery allows you to install custom ROMs, Nandroid backups/restores, and perform another advance tasks which are otherwise not available in the stock recovery. You can easily install TWRP 2.3 on Galaxy Note 2 N7100 using the tutorial below.
As you read further, we will guide you through the entire process of how to update Galaxy Note 2 N7100 with TWRP 2.3 custom recovery using ODIN. Make sure you do not forget to backup all your personal data and apps before proceeding. Let’s continue with the tutorial below.
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Team Win Recovery Project 2.3, or twrp2 for short, is a custom recovery built with ease of use and customization in mind. We started from the ground up by taking AOSP recovery and loading it with the standard recovery options, then added a lot of our own features. It’s a fully touch driven user interface – no more volume rocker or power buttons to mash. The GUI is also fully XML driven and completely theme-able. You can change just about every aspect of the look and feel.
Make sure you have installed all your USB drivers for the Samsung Galaxy Note II to connect it with the computer. Download Samsung Galaxy Note 2 USB drivers! Apart from just the USB drivers, there are a few more things that you need to take care of.
1. You need to enable USB debugging mode. This helps to connect your Android phone with the PC. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging.
2. Your phone battery should be 80-85% charged. If your phone goes off suddenly because of battery, during flashing ROMs or installing mods and updates — your phone might go dead permanently. See here: How to Check Battery Percentage.
3. Backup all your important data that you might need as soon as your flash a new ROM, or make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below on how to backup data:
- Backup your SMS messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore SMS Messages.
- Backup Contacts, Gmail and Google Data. How? –> Sync with Google Sync.
- Backup Call History. How? –> How to Backup Call History.
- Backup WhatsApp Messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore WhatsApp Messages.
- Backup APN Settings: GPRS, 3G, MMS Settings.
Data can also be backed up using Samsung KIES for their devices, but if you backup data manually, you get more options what top choose from and it is very easy to move data across Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy S3 backup data to HTC One X.
4. Your phone should be factory unlocked. Additional instructions for locked Android devices will be added in the tutorial for unlocking devices.
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Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page and update Galaxy Note 2 N7100 with TWRP 2.3 recovery on Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean firmware.