With this article we will list down complete steps on how Samsung Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A8+ users can install TWRP custom recovery on their smartphones. Recently, TeamWin extended official support for Samsung’s high-end A series smartphones. Thanks to this, we should now see a strong inflow of mods and custom ROMs coming in specifically for Galaxy A8 / A8+. Further, on its own, TWRP is a great utility which offers lot of versatility and functionality such as partition format, ZIP flash and more. Continue ahead to find fast download links for complete TWRP custom recovery package for Galaxy A8 as well as Galaxy A8+.
Placing itself right beneath the S lineup, A8 provides high-end features but at a lesser price point. Now that TWRP has made its way officially to the device, users can expect to see new Android Pie custom ROMs pop up and other useful utilities. Apart from installing custom ROMs, TWRP also provides users with a gateway to gain root on their devices. Even more, you can also use TWRP for backups, read: how to save TWRP backups on PC. Now, before we begin, it is recommended you backup all your data before implementing any of the ahead mentioned steps. Step by step tutorial on installing TWRP custom recovery on Galaxy A8 / A8+ detailed ahead.
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 A8 / A8+ 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 A8 / A8+ 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 A8 / A8+ 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 A8 / A8+:
- Samsung Galaxy A8 / A8+ Exynos Variants.
To make sure you own the correct Samsung Galaxy A8 / A8+ model / variant with the Exynos chipset, please see: Samsung Galaxy A8 / A8+ Model Numbers / Country Variants Guide. You can also go to Settings > System > About phone on your Samsung Galaxy A8 / A8+ to read more about your model number.
Samsung Galaxy A8 / A8+ 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:
- USB Drivers: Samsung Galaxy A8 Drivers and How to Connect with Computer.
- Download / Odin Mode: How to Enter Download Mode on Samsung Galaxy A8.
- Install Android Pie: How to Install Android 9.0 Pie on Computer.
- Custom ROMs: For a complete collection of Samsung Galaxy A8 / A8+ custom ROMs on Team Android, visit our Custom ROM section!
Samsung Galaxy A8 / A8+ 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 A8 / A8+ 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 A8 / A8+ 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 A8 / A8+ TWRP Recovery
We have put together a detailed step-by-step instructions guide for how to install TWRP 3.2.3 custom recovery on Galaxy A8 / A8+. 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 3.2.3 recovery installation tutorial is only for Galaxy A8 / A8+ Exynos variants. Please do not try on any other Galaxy A8 / A8+ 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 8.0 Oreo firmware and all future Android updates.
Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:
Step 1 – Download TWRP 3.2.3 Recovery package for Samsung Galaxy A8 / A8+ 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 A8 / A8+ model.
Step 2 – Download Odin which will help you to install TWRP Recovery on Samsung Galaxy A8 / A8+.
Step 3 – Switch OFF your phone. Now go to Download Mode. How? Press and hold the Volume Down + power 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 A8]
Step 4 – Make sure you have your Samsung Galaxy A8 / A8+ 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.