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How to Install TWRP Recovery on Sprint Galaxy S6 Edge G925P Running Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

TWRP 2.8.7.0 can now be installed on your Sprint Galaxy S6 Edge G925P running Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. Team Win Recovery Project (TWRP) is currently developing custom recoveries for a wide range of Android smartphones and few weeks back, it also announced the next major iteration, 2.8.7.0. Gladly, they have made the latest version compatible with Sprint’s Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. When you do install TWRP recovery on your phone, you would be able to access a wide variety of projects including ROMs, system themes, tweaks etc — and backup/restore your phone. In order for this tutorial to work, make sure you are on the latest firmware update and have confirmed your model before hand. The download link, full steps and accompanying screenshots have been given below.

As you continue reading further, we will guide you through the entire process of how to update Galaxy S6 Edge G925P with TWRP 2.8.7.0 Recovery using ODIN. A custom recovery like TWRP 2.8.7.0 allows you to install custom ROMs, root Galaxy S6 Edge G925P, create system backups or restore your phone and most of all, you can easily install additional system tweaks as well. Make sure you backup all your data before trying out this tutorial below because we don’t want you to lose any data, and anything could go wrong unexpectedly. The following tips are important as they will help the installation procedure to go smooth without any issues. Let’s continue with the tutorial now.

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Disclaimer: All the custom ROMs and firmwares, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial belong to their respective owners/developers. We (TeamAndroid.com) or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial 😉

TWRP 2.8.7.0 Recovery on Galaxy S6 Edge:

TWRP Touch Recovery will allow you to install custom ROMs, advanced options like formatting the system partition, making backups etc. The entire tutorial has been given on the next page for those who want to install this custom recovery on their phones. Here are a few details about TWRP:

Team Win Recovery Project 2.8, 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.

Our tutorial on the next page explains how you can install this TWRP 2.8.7.0 Recovery custom recovery on the following models of the Sprint Galaxy S6 Edge:

  • Sprint Galaxy S6 Edge G925P (LTE)

Sprint Galaxy S6 Edge will be getting a huge list of custom ROMs, because of its popularity and most of them are installed using CWM or TWRP. Of course, you can always enjoy the added benefits of a custom recovery with TWRP 2.8.7.0.

You might be interested in the following article as well:

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge USB Drivers

You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for Sprint Galaxy S6 Edge properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge USB drivers!

Backup and Other Important Tips

Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:

Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below for some tips on how to backup data:

Sprint users can also back up data using Sprint KIES. If you backup data manually, you get more options what to choose from and it is very easy to move data across Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Sprint Galaxy Note backup data to HTC One X.

If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your phone, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone set up.

A few more optional tips that you should remember:

1. Having problems connecting your Android phone to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean and Lollipop.

2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?

4. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on Team Android are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your phone is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.

If you find the above tips useful and they were helpful to you, please consider giving us a +1 or LIKE to thank us!

All set and ready? Good. Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial below and update Sprint Galaxy S6 Edge G925P with TWRP 2.8.7.0 Recovery.

HOW TO: Install TWRP 2.8.7.0 Recovery on Sprint Galaxy S6 Edge

We have put together a detailed step-by-step instructions guide for how to install TWRP 2.8.7.0 custom recovery on Galaxy S6 Edge. If you are used to installing official updates through ODIN on Sprint 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 S6 Edge G925P. Please do not try on any other Galaxy S6 Edge 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 S6 Edge and check your model no. It should be G925P or do not proceed.

Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:

Step 1 – Download TWRP 2.8.7.0 Recovery package for Sprint Galaxy S6 Edge and extract this file anywhere in your computer:

NOTE: Make sure you select the appropriate file above for your Galaxy S6 Edge model.

Step 2 – Download ODIN v3.09 which will help you to install CWM Recovery on Sprint Galaxy S6 Edge G925P.

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 Sprint Galaxy S6 Edge 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 CWM package file 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 Sprint Galaxy S6 Edge 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.

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