How to Install TWRP Recovery via Fastboot on any Android Device


TWRP (Team Win Recovery Project), is an open source software, custom recovery image for Android based devices. By using TWRP, android based users can install third party firmware and also take backup of the current system. In this article we will teach you how to install TWRP Recovery via Fastboot on any Android device.


If FastBoot, TWRP terms are something you are not familiar with. Let’s give you a brief explanation about it.

 What is Fastboot?

 Fastboot is the tool you need when you have to modify the device’s firmware. Using Fastboot we cannot flash whole ROM, but Fastboot does allows you to flash any partition on your Android device. In addition, you can flash the custom built files using FastBoot. For example, a custom recovery like TWRP (Team Win Recovery Project). As it sends commands to bootloader.

Now, if you want to flash TWRP recovery via fastboot follow the below mentioned guide on how to Install TWRP Recovery via Fastboot on any Android Device. This procedure is applicable to all the Android devices. However, Sasmung devices may not work with the below mentioned procedure. In that case, you can use ODIN flash tool to install TWRP recovery.

How to Install TWRP Recovery via Fastboot on any Android Device

WARNING: Follow the tutorial at your own risk. We do not take responsibility of any kind of damage that may occur to your Android device while following this tutorial.

Important points to remember before we begin with the procedure:

1: Your Android device must have more than 50% of the battery.

2: Also the device should have an unlocked bootloader.

Step by Step Guide to Install TWRP Recovery via Fastboot on any Android based Device


Step 1: Download a compatible .img file of TWRP recovery for your Android based device.

Step 2: Setup ADB and Fastboot on your PC.

Step 3: Enable USB debugging on your device.

Step 4: Open the folder which contains the downloaded TWRP recovery .img file.

Step 5: Within that same folder, open a command window. To open a command window in the empty space of the folder, press shift and right click simultaneously. A context menu will appear. Tap on the ‘Open command window here’.

Step 6: Connect your device to the PC.

Step 7: Now to boot your device into bootloader/fastboot mode, issue the following command in the window opened in step 4. The command is: adb reboot bootloader.

Step 8: If it asks for a permission to allow USB debugging, press Ok. Otherwise, skip this step.

Step 9: Once device begins to boot into fastboot mode, we will flash the TWRP recovery .img file. To flash the TWRP recovery .img file, we will issue the command into the command window opened in Step 5. The command is: fastboot flash recovery twrp-2.8.x.x-xxx.img

Note: Modify the twrp.img with the name of the downloaded TWRp recovery .img file. Or you can also change the name of the file you downloaded in Step 1 to twrp.img.

Step 10: After TWRP is successfully flashed on your device. WE need to reboot. Issue the following command to begin the reboot procedure: fastboot reboot.

Step 11: That’s it! Now you have TWRP on your device.