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By bassbounce, Senior Member on 16th February 2017, 02:57 PM
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How to flash a functional TWRP

I am not responsible for bricks, broken phones etc.
It will trigger knox, so dont blame me.

First download Odin and TWRP in my example for the SM-A520F
Odin
https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=529152257862705230
TWRP for SM-A520F
https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=745425885120710156

Turn the phone to download mode ( turn off ) (hold power on volume down and home button to enter)
Open Odin and select AP and select A5-SM-A520F-TWRP-3.0.2.0.tar

Look at the options it must be the same as on the screen below


Press on start and wait until the phone reboots.
So connect your phone again to the pc and download the latest SuperSu by Chainfire and put it on your sdcard ( not internal )!!!
https://download.chainfire.eu/1021/S...0114223742.zip

Turn the phone off
Hold power + home button and volume up to enter the recovery .
Dont swipe to allow modifcations!! use read only!
Flash Supersu and after that reboot to android.

Also download the No-verity-no-encrypt Patch made by Ashyx and put it on your sdcard ( not internal )!!!
https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=24591000424951049

Install Flashfire made by Chainfire, grant it root.

make a backup of data choose to storage that backup on your micro sd card! internal will be wiped!
Check on flash, wait untill it finish.

If the phone is finish check on the microsd Flashfire backup if it is there reboot to twrp again.
Swipe to allow modifications and select dont show this again,format data, enter yes, After that go to install, select storage select micro SDCard
and flash the no-verity-no-encrypt_ashyx.zip.

If it is finished reboot the phone do the setup.
Install flashfire again hit restore and restore the data partition.


After that u can fully use TWRP and make nandroid's etc with it.


For cwm etc i dont know, if this works since i dont have cwm or A3 or A7.
But here are the links and try it at your own risk.


Source:

A3-SM-A320F-CWM+STOCK-Recovery
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-1...pwVlFCczQ/view
A7-SM-A720F-CWM+STOCK-Recovery
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-1...lPRVhxem8/view

Samsung release the kernel source for the A5.
http://opensource.samsung.com/recept...rchValue=A520F
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Has anyone tried root + TWRP?
17th February 2017, 03:23 PM |#4  
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I confirm TWRP and root is working on my A5 2017

https://www.mupload.nl/img/58of0l45yhp3p.jpg

Dont swipe
to allow system modifications will prevent you from being able to boot if you are using the stock kernel. In order to bypass dm-verity's boot prevention, you will have to install a kernel that has dm-verity disabled in the fstab.
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Originally Posted by bassbounce

I confirm TWRP and root is working on my A5 2017

https://www.mupload.nl/img/58of0l45yhp3p.jpg

Dont swipe to allow system modifications will prevent you from being able to boot if you are using the stock kernel. In order to bypass dm-verity's boot prevention, you will have to install a kernel that has dm-verity disabled in the fstab.

If you have the time, make tutorial.
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Originally Posted by bassbounce

I confirm TWRP and root is working on my A5 2017

https://www.mupload.nl/img/58of0l45yhp3p.jpg

Dont swipe
to allow system modifications will prevent you from being able to boot if you are using the stock kernel. In order to bypass dm-verity's boot prevention, you will have to install a kernel that has dm-verity disabled in the fstab.

Tell me please, because this is mi first samsung device. You just flash twrp image thru odin and then super su zip thru twrp? Or super su image? And that`s it? Knox is not trigerd? And for custom rom`s and kernels is there procedure to unlock bootloader like on sony devices or no? Thanx in advance.
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twrp is buggy ... unless im doing something wrong. boot to twrp, flash su was fine but then when you want to make a backup , old problem comes back ... unable to mount ... wiping data helps but later on when you enter twrp it comes back ... unable to mount, so basically it looks like every time you want to make backup or wipe dalvik you need to wipe data to be able to mount for that moment. Thanx for your work.

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am I missing something in twrp process, not a noob and aware of the fact that this problem came to be on MM but formatting is a one time procedure, not like in this case, every time you want to do something in twrp, you need to wipe data. any suggestions?! thanx.

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for those that enjoying root and want a beast performance from your launcher, I can share this right here ⤵️⤵️⤵️
https://mega.nz/#!igsG0aBA!4XQ7hGg_r...FBr_ll48ImNRXU

instructions : download the zip and extract the folder with modified launcher in it... using Root Explorer copy and paste the folder to system/priv-app... do not rename anything, just simply delete the old (TouchWizHome_2016B) folder, or place it somewhere else for future references, copy and paste modified TouchWizHome folder and change Permissions for the newly placed, - Folder 0755, TouchWiz apk 0644, reboot your device and be careful, because it might jump out of your hands it's so fast and steady.

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for those that enjoying root and want a beast performance from your launcher, I can share this right here ⤵️⤵️⤵️
https://mega.nz/#!igsG0aBA!4XQ7hGg_r...FBr_ll48ImNRXU

instructions : download the zip and extract the folder with modified launcher in it... using Root Explorer copy and paste the folder to system/priv-app... do not rename anything, just simply delete the old (TouchWizHome_2016B) folder, or place it somewhere else for future references, copy and paste modified TouchWizHome folder and change Permissions for the newly placed, - Folder 0755, TouchWiz apk 0644, reboot your device and be careful, because it might jump out of your hands it's so fast and steady.

Sent from Galaxy Beast A5 (aka Ferrari) Powered by Stock Rooted Firmware

How yors phone works now? Knoks is not trigerd?
18th February 2017, 05:35 PM |#10  
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@mcvisster.. of course it is... when do you know changing recovery and using system root doesn't trigger 0x1

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@mcvisster.. of course it is... when do you know changing recovery and using system root doesn't trigger 0x1

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https://www.xda-developers.com/samsu...-samsung-knox/

We dont have january patch on knox

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@mcvisster.. of course it is... when do you know changing recovery and using system root doesn't trigger 0x1

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Im a noob for samsug and i want to ask when you triger knox there is no going back? Can device be fully unrooted because warranty?
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