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Update Galaxy Tab S 10.5 T800 / T805 to TWRP Recovery – Full Installation Tutorial

HOW TO: Install TWRP Recovery on Galaxy Tab S 10.5 T800 / T805

We have put together a detailed step-by-step instructions guide for how to install TWRP custom recovery on Galaxy Tab S 10.5 T800 / T805. 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 recovery installation tutorial is only for Galaxy Tab S 10.5 T800 / T805. Please do not try on any other Galaxy Tab S 10.5 variants.
  • Make sure you backup all your data in your phone before proceeding as a precaution.
  • This TWRP recovery tutorial works with Android 4.4.2 and all future Android updates.

Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:

Step 1 – Download TWRP Recovery package for Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and extract this file anywhere in your computer:

NOTE: Make sure you select the appropriate file above for your Galaxy Tab S 10.5 model.

Step 2 – Download ODIN v3.09 which will help you to install CWM Recovery on Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 T800 / T805.

Step 3 – Switch OFF your tablet. 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 Tab S 10.5 USB drivers installed on your computer.

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

Step 6 – If your tablet 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 tablet. This file will be found from the extracted file in Step 1.

  • Click on ‘PDA’ / ‘AP’ and select the TWRP package file you downloaded in step 1 for your tablet.

Step 8 – In ODIN, uncheck the Auto Reboot and check 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, turn OFF your tablet and unplug it from the computer.

Step 11 – Then, enter the Recovery Mode on your phone. by holding the following three buttons together for 5 minutes: Volume Up + Home + Power buttons.

That’s it! Your Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 has now been flashed with TWRP Hope you have fun flashing custom ROMs and root mods.

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

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Haris Nadeem

He lives on everything Android; has countless devices, apps and games to play with everyday. Currently serving as the Chief Editor at Team Android.

1 Comment

  • Thanks, guys! You saved my bacon! I was fiddling around, didn’t realise I’d I didn’t have the proper recovery and soft bricked my Tab 10.5s. Thanks to your help above, I was able to get TWRP installed through recovery and am now restoring my backup. Greatly appreciated!

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