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How to Install Galaxy Note 8 TWRP 3.1.1 Recovery – Complete Guide

Here is a complete guide on how to install Galaxy Note 8 TWRP custom recovery. This Samsung Galaxy flagship phone is making way to more users each day as it is launched globally. The new Galaxy Note 8 comes with some amazing hardware such as the large infinity display and the first ever dual-lens camera implementation by Samsung. Running Android 7.1 Nougat, users are finally getting their Galaxy Note 8 shipped to them. The first utility that many Android enthusiasts wait impatiently for is the custom recovery. Thanks to popularity of the device, we have a beta build of TWRP 3.1.1 custom recovery available for the phone already which you can download and install. After you have TWRP custom recovery running, you can then proceed to root Galaxy Note 8. The process of installation is quite simple and requires Odin. Read ahead to find out how you can download Galaxy Note 8 TWRP 3.1.1 custom recovery and install it on the phone.

As you continue reading further, we will guide you through the entire process of how to update Galaxy Note 8 with TWRP 3.1.1 recovery using Odin. A custom recovery like TWRP 3.1.1 allows you to install custom ROMs, root Galaxy Note 8, 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.

Install Galaxy Note 8 TWRP 3.1.1 Custom Recovery

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 ( 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 😉

Galaxy Note 8 TWRP 3.1.1 Recovery – Details:

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 3.1.1, or twrp3 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 below explains how you can install this Galaxy Note 8 TWRP 3.1.1 custom recovery. These are the following models of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 supported by this TWRP build:

  • Galaxy Note 8 N950F
  • Galaxy Note 8 N950FD
  • Galaxy Note 8 N950X
  • Galaxy Note 8 N950N

To read more about the model numbers and variants of the Galaxy Note 8, you can read our Galaxy Note 8 Model Numbers guide.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 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 also enjoy the added benefits of a custom recovery with Galaxy Note 8 TWRP.

You might be interested in the following article as well:

We have already covered a complete list of Android 8.0 custom ROMs available for many other Android devices.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 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 Note 8 properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download Samsung Galaxy Note 8 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. 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 Note 8.

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, Nougat and Oreo.

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?

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 below and update Galaxy Note 8 with TWRP 3.1.1 Recovery.

HOW TO: Install Samsung Galaxy Note 8 TWRP 3.1.1 Recovery

We have put together a detailed step-by-step instructions guide for how to install Galaxy Note 8 TWRP 3.1.1 custom recovery on this phone. 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.

Download Odin for Samsung

To Remember:

  • This TWRP 3.1.1 recovery installation tutorial is only for Galaxy Note 8 N950F, N950FD, N950X and N950N. Please do not try on any other Galaxy Note 8 variants.
  • Enable Developer Options by going to Settings > About Phone and tapping on build number multiple times.
  • Go to Settings > Developer Options and enable ‘OEM Unlocking’.
  • Enable USB Debugging mode on your phone. [How to Enable USB Debugging]
  • Make sure you backup all your data in your phone before proceeding as a precaution.
  • This TWRP 3.1.1 recovery tutorial works with Android 7.1 Nougat firmware and all future Android updates.

Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:

Step 1 – Download TWRP 3.1.1 Recovery package for Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and extract this file anywhere in your computer:

NOTE: Make sure you select the appropriate file above for your Galaxy Note 8 model.

Step 2 – Download Odin which will help you to install TWRP Recovery on Samsung Galaxy Note 8 .

Step 3 – Switch OFF your phone. Now go to Download Mode. How? Press and hold the Volume Down + Bixby 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. [Need help? Read: How to Enter Download Mode on Galaxy Note 8]

Step 4 – Make sure you have your Samsung Galaxy Note 8 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.

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