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How to Install Galaxy Note 9 TWRP Custom Recovery

Here is how users can install TWRP custom recovery on Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 smartphone. For us enthusiasts, a TWRP release is quite an important utility for any smartphone thanks to the features it offers. Out of all what you can do with TWRP, root is probably the number one use. Fortunately, for Note 9 users, a TWRP 3.2.3 release has been made available for the smartphone and you can download it instantly for your device with the guide ahead. Our guide currently supports Exynos only variants — detailed model numbers given ahead.

TWRP, as we said earlier, is quite a versatile utility. Be it root, custom ROMs or even formatting separate system partitions, TWRP has it all covered. Once you install TWRP custom recovery on your Note 9, your stock recovery would be changed. However, the procedure to access it would remain the same. This being a system mod, we do recommend you first create a recent backup of your device before implementing the steps ahead. After you have TWRP on your device, do read on how to save TWRP backups on PC. All Samsung’s Exynos variant Galaxy Note 9 devices are eligible to install TWRP custom recovery through our detailed guide.

Install Samsung Galaxy Note 9 TWRP Recovery

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 ( 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 Note 9 TWRP Recovery:

TWRP custom 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. TWRP is currently only available for the Samsung Exynos variants, which means this phone having a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor will not be able to work with this recovery. You can try flashing this recovery on a non-supported Samsung Galaxy Note 9 variant by yourself, but all at your own risk. And by risk, we mean you could easily brick your phone and this does not come under official warranty from Samsung Mobile.

Here are a few details about TWRP:

TeamWin is the sole creator of TWRP custom recovery. As Android is open source, the source code for TWRP is available to all developers. This means, developers can easily download the code, patch it to work on newer devices and release it. This is exactly how we have received the new Galaxy Note 9 TWRP build so quickly. You can use TWRP 3.2.3 custom recovery to flash custom ROMs, mod packages and even install root.

As mentioned earlier, our tutorial given below explains how you can install this TWRP 3.2.3 recovery on the following models of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9:

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960F (single-SIM)
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960FD (dual-SIM)
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960N
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960X

To make sure you own the correct Samsung Galaxy Note 9 model / variant with the Exynos chipset, please see: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Model Numbers / Country Variants Guide. You can also go to Settings > System > About phone on your Samsung galaxy Note 9 to read more about your model number.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will be getting a huge list of custom ROMs based on Android 8.1 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:

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 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 9 properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download Samsung Galaxy Note 9 USB drivers!

All set and ready? Good. Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial below and update Samsung Galaxy Note 9 with TWRP 3.2.3 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 Note 9 TWRP Recovery

Install TWRP 3.2.3 Recovery on Galaxy Note 9 with Odin

We have put together a detailed step-by-step instructions guide for how to install TWRP 3.2.3 custom recovery on Galaxy Note 9. 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.

To Remember:

  • This TWRP 3.2.3 recovery installation tutorial is only for Galaxy Note 9 N960F / N960FD / N960N / N960X. Please do not try on any other Galaxy Note 9 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 3.2.3 Recovery tutorial works with Android 8.1 Oreo firmware and all future Android updates.

Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:

Step 1 – Download TWRP 3.2.3 Recovery package for Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and extract this file anywhere in your computer. Also, download the DM-Verity disable script but don’t extract it:

NOTE: Make sure you select the appropriate file above for your Galaxy Note 9 model.

Step 2 – Download Odin which will help you to install TWRP Recovery on Samsung Galaxy Note 9.

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 9]

Step 4 – Make sure you have your Samsung Galaxy Note 9 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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