Convert TWRP .img to .tar (for ODIN)[Easy]

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By HDxDaniel, Senior Member on 10th April 2016, 05:44 PM
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Sometimes the latest version of TWRP is in ".img", so some people use an older version instead, which is in .tar, so they can flash it with ODIN. The thing is that the ".tar" version is just the ".img" compressed XD, so I'm going to show you how to "convert" .img to .tar.

1 - Download and install 7-zip
2 - Download the latest TWRP .img
3 - Open a file explorer, rename the downloaded file to: recovery.img
4 - Right click on the file > 7-zip > Add to archive...
5 - In this screen you can change the file name and, most important, in "Archive format" choose "tar"
6 - Open ODIN and flash the new file as always

Note: maybe other .img files (I mean other than the TWRP recovery) works too.

This is how the final file should look:

// Other stuff
[MOD] Centered clock in status bar [6.0.1][.ZIP][SM-N910C]
You can try this too to convert the .img to a "tar.md5":
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10th April 2016, 09:42 PM |#2  
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is this method for MM build? (N910C)
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Originally Posted by genova88

is this method for MM build? (N910C)

It doesn't matter the version I guess.
The TWRP that I show in the screenshot is the one I'm using right now on MM (SM-N910C).
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27th September 2017, 04:08 PM |#6  
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Originally Posted by Zawnaiminn


Is there a way to do the opposite direction, convert odin flashable tar to twrp flashable zip? Like to flash Samsung stock rom with twrp..
14th May 2018, 02:07 PM |#7  
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Originally Posted by joe535

Is there a way to do the opposite direction, convert odin flashable tar to twrp flashable zip? Like to flash Samsung stock rom with twrp..

I have the same query. But seems that none exists!
27th July 2018, 08:30 PM |#8  
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Sorry for the resurrection but I wasted time trying to use this and wanted to say something.

I tried to use 7zip to create a .tar file for Odin and it didn't work for me personally. SeaFargo also says that 7zip .tars are not compatible with Odin.

SeaFargo's response is over at "[Script][Tool] how to create a tar.md5 file from img For Odin" by mkh.mourad. First page. New user here so I cannot post external links.
22nd June 2019, 06:34 PM |#9  
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what about covert odin flashable files to twrp flashable files ?
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