Here is how you can install TWRP recovery on the Samsung Galaxy S9+ phone. Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus TWRP recovery is now officially available for download and installation on this phone, on a selected few models. The brand’s latest flagship smartphone just started shipping to users and here we have a working TWRP build for it. TeamWin, the people behind TWRP, have built this custom recovery from the ground up with system modifications in mind. The latest TWRP 3.2.1 custom recovery comes with a much cleaner UI, easier navigation and extended functionality. As the Samsung Galaxy S9+ comes with exceptional specifications, it acts as a great starting point for modifications. Read ahead to get all the details as to how you can download and also install TWRP recovery on the Galaxy S9 Plus.
Third-party developers do come up with extra functionality that the brand might have skipped with its software but to install these, you need a custom recovery like TWRP 3.2.1. After you implement it, your phone would be able to recognize the mod packages and will also be able to install them through TWRP. 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. A tutorial on how to root the Samsung Galaxy S9 will soon follow after this.
Disclaimer: All the custom ROMs and firmware, 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 😉
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus TWRP Recovery:
TWRP custom recovery acts as a gateway to further modifications which you can do to your Samsung Galaxy S9+ such as installing mods, tweaks, custom ROMs or even gaining root access. Currently, this utility only supports Exynos chipset smartphones. Users who have the Qualcomm variants can flash this but at their own risk. By flashing a utility on an unsupported device, you can easily lose all functionality of your phone, on in other words, brick your smartphone which then cant be fixed via Samsung warranty.
Here are a few details about TWRP:
TWRP originates from TeamWin – a group of developers. The main goal behind TWRP 3.2.1 custom recovery is to allow users to easily modify system partition and add functionality to their Galaxy S9+. TWRP patches over your stock recovery and gives you access to a greater number of functions.
As mentioned earlier, our tutorial given below explains how you can install this TWRP 3.2.1 recovery on the following models of the Samsung Galaxy S9+:
- Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965F (single-SIM)
- Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965FD (dual-SIM)
- Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965N
- more coming soon!
To make sure you own the correct Samsung Galaxy S9+ model / variant with the Exynos chipset, please see: Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Model Numbers / Country Variants Guide. You can also go to Settings > System > About phone on your Samsung galaxy S9+ to read more about your model number.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus will be getting a huge list of custom ROMs based on Android 8.0 Oreo, 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 and extend your phone’s functionalities.
You might be interested in the following article as well:
- Launcher: Download Galaxy S9 Launcher APK for Galaxy Note 8 / Galaxy S8.
- USB Drivers: Download Samsung Galaxy S9+ USB Drivers for Windows and Mac.
- Stock Apps: Download Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ Stock Apps.
- Root Galaxy S9+: How to Root Galaxy S9+ on Android 8.0 Firmware.
- Custom ROMs: For a complete collection of Samsung Galaxy S9+ custom ROMs on Team Android, visit our Custom ROM section!
Samsung Galaxy S9+ 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 S9 Plus properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:
All set and ready? Good. Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial below and update Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus with TWRP 3.2.1 Recovery. There are a few backup and important tips given on the next page that you might want to read and keep in mind before proceeding ahead with the tutorial.
Tutorial: How to Install Samsung Galaxy S9+ TWRP Recovery
We have put together a detailed step-by-step instructions guide for how to install TWRP 3.2.1 custom recovery on Galaxy S9 Plus. If you are used to installing official firmware 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.
- This TWRP 3.2.1 recovery installation tutorial is only for Galaxy S9+ G965F / G965FD / G965N. Please do not try on any other Galaxy S9 Plus 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 3.2.1 Recovery tutorial works with Android 8.0 Oreo firmware and all future Android updates.
Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:
Step 1 – Download TWRP 3.2.1 Recovery package for Samsung Galaxy S9+ and place it anywhere in your computer. Also, download the DM-Verity disable script but don’t extract it:
- Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus (Exynos): twrp-3.2.1-1-star2lte.tar.md5
- No DM-Verity: boot-noverity-nocrypt-g965f.img
NOTE: Make sure you select the appropriate file above for your Galaxy S9 Plus model.
Step 2 – Download Odin which will help you to install TWRP Recovery on Samsung Galaxy S9+.
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 S9 Plus]
Step 4 – Make sure you have your Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus 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.