How to Install Official TWRP Recovery on Galaxy S9/S9+


In this Android tutorial, we will tell you How to Install Official TWRP Recovery on Galaxy S9/S9+. A couple of days ago, an XDA recognized developer Tkkg1994 successfully ported TWRP to Galaxy S9/S9+. We covered it in a detailed post on How to install TWRP on Galaxy S9/S9+. However, this post is about flashing the official TWRP 3.2.1 recovery on the Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ phones. Stock Recovery on Galaxy S9 comes with very limited access to the system as usual. Therefore, below we have explained why Custom Recovery is so important for power Android users.

TWRP is a custom recovery which replaces stock recovery which comes by default with the smartphone. Now the power Android users don’t like Stock recovery as it is developed to perform basic function only. It doesn’t give you power over the Android OS. Therefore, the users who like to go the extra mile and love tinker with Android OS often resort to Custom Recoveries. The most famous one is TWRP Custom Recovery, and you will learn ahead how to install Official TWRP Recovery on Galaxy S9/S9+.

After you flash TWRP on Galaxy S9/S9+, you can install Xposed framework, backup EFS Partition, take backup of NANDroid and all other partitions. Then there is the wipe option which allows wiping Dalvik Cache along with other partitions individually. Moreover, with the help of TWRP, you can flash custom ROMs on Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. Since TWRP comes with its own terminal, you can use it sideload apps.

Official TWRP Recovery on Galaxy S9

Note: This guide is only meant for Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ Exynos Variants. Galaxy S9 G960F/FD/N and S9 Plus G965F/FD/N



  • Before proceeding any further backup all your important data like Emails, Messages, Personal Photos, and Videos.
  • Download and install Latest Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ USB drivers on your Windows PC or Mac.
  • Make sure USB Debugging mode is enabled on your Android Device. You can enable USB Debugging by going to Settings > Developer Options.
  • You must enable “OEM Unlock” (located in Developers Options) before you do anything.
  • The device should be charged up to 70% to avoid any unexpected shutdowns. This is very important, any shutdown during the process can damage your device permanently.


How to Install Official TWRP Recovery on Galaxy S9/S9+

The process is same for both Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus. In this guide, we will install TWRP on Galaxy S9 (G960F/FD/N).

  1. First download above mentioned files on your PC.
  2. Extract the Official TWRP for Galaxy S9 (G960F/FD/N) file to get the file with .tar extension and Odin flashing tool to get the Odin file.
  3. Now boot your phone into download mode.
  4. To boot Galaxy S9/S9+ into Download Mode, Turn off your phone. Once it’s fully off, press and hold the Bixby and Volume Down button and then press the Power button. The phone will boot into Download Mode. Now, press Volume Up key to continue!
  5. Run Odin as administrator on PC.
  6. Now connect your phone to the computer using a USB cable.
  7. Once the Galaxy S9 is connected successfully to the PC, the ID: COM port will turn Yellow on Odin, and you’ll see “Added!!”
  8. Click on the AP button on Odin and locate the recovery file which you extracted earlier. Once located, select it.
  9. Make sure that only F.Reset Time option is checked and Re-Partition option should be unchecked.
  10. Now click on the Start button in Odin to initiate the installation process of TWRP on Galaxy S9.
  11. A PASS! message will appear once the installation of TWRP on Galaxy S9is successful. The device will restart now.
  12. Disconnect the device from PC and turn it off to boot it in TWRP Recovery mode.
  13. Now boot your Galaxy S9 into recovery mode.
  14. Copy the No DM-Verity file to your phone’s internal storage.
  15. Disconnect your phone from PC.
  16. In TWRP’s home-screen, tap Install >> Install >> Install Image >> (Check Kernel and Boot partition). Locate the No DM-Verity file and flash it.

That’s it! Official TWRP 3.2.1 is installed on your Galaxy S9/S9+.