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[RECOVERY][UNOFFICIAL][ROOT] TWRP for Galaxy A80

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By blackbuga, Senior Member on 10th November 2019, 03:16 AM
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Team Win Recovery Project 3.x, or TWRP3 for short, is a custom recovery built with ease of use and customization in mind. Its a fully touch driven user interface no more volume rocker or power buttons to mash. The GUI is also fully XML driven and completely theme-able. You can change just about every aspect of the look and feel.

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#include <std_disclaimer.h>

/*
 * Your warranty is now void.
 *
 * We are not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards,
 * thermonuclear war, or you getting fired because the alarm app failed. Please
 * do some research if you have any concerns about features included in this recovery
 * before flashing it! YOU are choosing to make these modifications, and if
 * y
Let’s start with the installation process
If you already unlocked your bootloader, start with step 3.
If you are already rooted, start with step 4.
If you already installed a previous version of TWRP, start with step 4.
If you already have TWRP installed and just want to root, start with step 5.
First you need to unlock your bootloader. You can do so by enabling developer settings first, enable oem unlocking, then shut down your phone, hold volume up and down at the same time and while holding them plugin your charger. Your phone now should show a green screen with instructions to unlock the bootloader. Just follow them and after the unlocking your data should get wiped. After that your device will boot up and land in setup screen. Do not setup anything, just skip as much as possible, because your phone will get wiped again. Enable developer settings and make sure oem unlocking is greyed out and enabled. (If it does not show up, connect to a network first!)
Now you need to overwrite vbmeta partition, so you can flash third party partitions. Download vbmeta.tar then go into download mode on your device. Put vbmeta.tar to AP in Odin, click start. This should finish pretty quickly, so pay attention when your device reboots, because you need to boot into recovery (Hold power and volume up after the screen turns black). When booted into recovery, wipe your data and reboot normally into system. Now you can setup your phone as usual and make sure oem unlocking is still greyed out and enabled!
Time to flash recovery. Download (link is at the end of this post) the latest version as zip and extract it. You should end up with one single file named recovery.img. Pack it as tar with 7zip or any other compression tool you prefer. This packed tar file should only contain recovery.img and nothing else, also make sure the name is still recovery.img, otherwise Odin will refuse to flash it. In Odin put the tar file in AP and simply hit start. Congrats you now have TWRP installed!

Developers specific details
Sources
https://github.com/blacktox/r1q
https://github.com/Grarak/android_bootable_recovery-1

Downloads
https://github.com/blacktox/r1q/releases

To flash it in Odin pack it as tar with 7zip or a compression tool of your liking.


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twrp galaxy a80, Tool/Utility for the Samsung Galaxy A80

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Status: Testing

Created 2019-11-09
Last Updated 2019-11-09
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14th November 2019, 11:19 PM |#2  
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Good day. Excuse me, where is vbmeta.tar located?

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Can find out. Is this accurate for the SM-A805? I hope it doesn’t matter F / DS and others? And what does the root look like? Can Magisk be installed?
15th November 2019, 05:35 AM |#3  
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If of course you can? Describe the points more clearly, since the description indicates points 1 2 3 4 but they are not! There is only a TWRP installation. And as I understand it ROOT. But in the archive folder r1q-3.3.1. As I understand it, just sew this archive through TWRP?
15th November 2019, 12:35 PM |#4  
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I understood your instructions. I did everything as expected! In TWRP, the car does not work! I can’t press anything.
17th November 2019, 10:28 PM |#5  
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Twrp booted but no touch. I cannot control twrp. Installed SG7 fw and now TWRP stucks on teamwin logo.
22nd November 2019, 07:40 AM |#6  
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I will upload new build with fix for touch

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22nd November 2019, 09:47 PM |#7  
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Now it just doesn't load further than the logo! !(
30th November 2019, 01:19 PM |#8  
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Originally Posted by blackbuga

I will upload new build with fix for touch

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Awesome!
6th January 2020, 03:46 PM |#10  
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Anyone managed to get this recovery fully working and flash a gsi?
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26th April 2020, 03:29 PM |#11  
Is it possible to flash a GSI with this TWRP? If anyone has successfully done so please post install instructions...
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