TWRP 3.1.0 is now the latest version of TeamWin’s custom recovery that can be installed on the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. You can now install TWRP 3.1.0 custom recovery on your Galaxy S7 Edge through this easy guide given below. The newer iteration of TWRP 3.1.0 custom recovery brings in a much better User Interface, better support for Android Nougat and more. You can test all of the changes when you install it on your Galaxy S7 Edge. For people new to custom recoveries, TWRP 3.1.0 basically is a feature filled recovery meant to replace your stock one so that you can flash third-party zips and packages. These packages include a variety of things like root, ROMs and themes. Our guide will discuss how to install TWRP 3.1 custom recovery on an Exynos based variant of Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. You can install TWRP 3.1.0 on your Galaxy S7 Edge through the following steps.
As you continue reading further, we will guide you through the entire process of how to update Galaxy S7 Edge with TWRP 3.1.0 Recovery using ODIN. A custom recovery like TWRP 3.1.0 allows you to install custom ROMs, root Galaxy S7 Edge, 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.
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 😉
You might be interested in the following article as well:
- Root Galaxy S7 Edge: How to Root Galaxy S7 Edge on Android 7.0 Firmware.
- Install Nougat: How to Install Android 7.0 Nougat on Computer.
- Custom ROMs: For a complete collection of Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge custom ROMs on Team Android, visit our Custom ROM section!
TWRP 3.1.0 Recovery on Galaxy S7 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 3.1.0, 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.
Samsung Galaxy S7 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 3.1.0.
Update #1 – TWRP 3.2.3:
TWRP 3.2.3 is now available for Galaxy S7 Edge. Being an official compilation, this new revision assures the same reliability but with enhanced features. The main change is, with this recovery, you would be able to flash Android Pie based custom ROMs on Galaxy S7 Edge. Also, the UI has been revamped along with other improvements as well. This guide has been updated to reflect the new build.
Samsung Galaxy S7 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 Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:
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. Read: How to Backup Android Apps, Text Messages, WhatsApp, Call History.
Samsung users can also back up data using Samsung Smart Switch to your computer. Smart Switch helps to move data across different Android devices i.e moving Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge backup data to Samsung Galaxy S8.
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. [Tutorial: How to Backup Android Phone using TWRP]
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, KitKat, Lollipop, Marshmallow and Nougat.
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, rooting or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?
3. 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.
All set and ready? Good. Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page and update Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge with TWRP 3.1.0 Recovery.