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[RECOVERY][OFFICIAL][3.3.1-x] TWRP for Galaxy A5/A7 (2017)

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SelfAwareDroid

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Oct 9, 2013
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I'm on LineageOS on Samsung A5 2017. I wrongfully flashed the latest TWRP for A7 2017 instead of A5. Now it is stuck on TWRP recovery, what should I do?
 

Simon1511

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I'm on LineageOS on Samsung A5 2017. I wrongfully flashed the latest TWRP for A7 2017 instead of A5. Now it is stuck on TWRP recovery, what should I do?
Hold down Power and Volume Down button for about 5-7 secs until the phone restarts and directly press Power, Vol down and Home Button again to boot into download mode and flash the correct TWRP version.
If that doesnt work, wait until the battery is empty and boot to download mode.
 
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Shumafuk

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It is maybe dumb question... But what is point of encrypting system (in my case LineageOS) if anyone can access to files through TWRP? There is no password, nothing. Just boot to recovery and all my files are easy accessible.
 
It is maybe dumb question... But what is point of encrypting system (in my case LineageOS) if anyone can access to files through TWRP? There is no password, nothing. Just boot to recovery and all my files are easy accessible.
If you haven't set a passcode, there's nothing to ask from twrp.
You've got an encryption without a passcode. Set it at the security passcode setting and you will ask for in twrp.
 
Thanks! The TWRP install guide listed on the first page of this thread worked perfectly for me with a Galaxy A5 (2017) on the latest official update level of a German Telekom branded stock ROM.
Just reporting this because after reading so many howtos, it was never clear which one would actually still by working as of today.

Kind regards
Florian
 

dunhill_

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Thanks! The TWRP install guide listed on the first page of this thread worked perfectly for me with a Galaxy A5 (2017) on the latest official update level of a German Telekom branded stock ROM.
Just reporting this because after reading so many howtos, it was never clear which one would actually still by working as of today.

Kind regards
Florian

Hi Florian,

Can you show me the version of your latest official update level of a German Telekom branded stock ROM. Which Android version and bootloader number are you using now.

Thanks.

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Hi,

Has any body installed this version of TWRP successfully on the newest stock firmware A520FXXUGCTI9 from Samsung.

I understand that A520FXXUGCTI9 is Android 8, but I am afraid of TWRP 3.3.1 can not be flashed under UG bootloader.

Thanks in advanced.
 

FredMontteiro

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Dec 18, 2015
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Hi @dunhill_

My device is in the stock firmware A520FXXSGCTJ2, and i can not install twrp.

In developer options, there is NOT EVEN an option to enable OEM.

Could you tell me some way to install twrp?
 

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    @corsicanu, my Galaxy A7 (2017) bootloops after updating to TWRP 3.6.0. Only reverting back to TWRP 3.5.2 eliminate the bootloop.
    Thanks for reporting, will check it out soon.
    Regards
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    Official TWRP 3.3.1-* For Galaxy A5/A7 (2017)
    Only for exynos variants - A520F (Europe, Global Single-SIM); A520F/DS (Global Dual-SIM); A520K/L/S (South Korea); A520W (Canada), A720F (Global Single-SIM); A720F/DS (Global Dual-SIM); A720S (South Korea)
    Disclaimer
    I am 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 you point the finger at me for messing up your device, I will laugh at you.


    Features:
    Code:
    - built from Pie kernel source
    - built from android-9.0 recovery sources
    - built in full 64 mode
    - fully compatible with Android 8.*/9.0/10.0

    Downloads:

    Instructions:
    Odin
    1. Download latest Odin zip from downloads.corsicanu.ro/samsung
    2. Download and install Samsung Drivers (if you have them installed you can skip this step)
    3. Go to settings/Developer options and enable OEM unlock (If you don't see developer settings, go into Settings/About phone/Software info and tap "Build number" 10 times to show Developer options menu)
    4. Download TWRP_*.tar
    5. Switch off the phone
    6. Use Home+Volume Down+Power to enter Download Mode and connect the device to usb
    7. Open Odin and untick autoreboot in "options" tab. Also make sure that your device is detected
    8. Put TWRP_*.tar.md5 file into AP tab
    9. Click Start
    10. When Odin shows "PASS", take your device in hands, disconnect the usb cable and press simultaneously the "Home" + "Vol. Down" + "Power" buttons until the downoad mode disappears
    11. At the precise moment the screen becomes black, immediately release the "Vol.Down" button and press the "Home" + "Vol. UP" + "Power" buttons during 10 to 15sec to forcefully enter TWRP
    12. If it didn`t worked, redo the steps from #1 more careful this time.
    TWRP
    • Download TWRP_*.img, push it into phone storage, choose install image in your current recovery, navigate to downloaded *.img file, select it, select to flash as recovery.
    After booting in TWRP download and flash no-verity-opt-encrypt-6.1 zip to disable data partition encryption
    If for any reason you fail to install TWRP multiple times/different methods, make sure you check this thread

    Sources:
    Credits:
    • TeamWin, jesec, geiti94, dyneteve, testers, donors and anyone else involved in making this possible
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    New TWRP out:
    Changes:
    • switched to TwrpBuilder official builds
    • included crypto for LineageOS software encrypted data, thanks to @Option58
    • made preload partition wipeable in recovery
    • included cpefs and m9kefs partitions in backup for safety reasons
    Downloads:
    Instructions:
    Odin
    1. Download Odin v3.13.1
    2. Download and install Samsung Drivers (if you have them installed you can skip this step)
    3. Go to settings/Developer options and enable OEM unlock (If you don't see developer settings, go into Settings/About phone/Software info and tap "Build number" 10 times to show Developer options menu)
    4. Download TWRP_*.tar
    5. Switch off the phone
    6. Use Home+Volume Down+Power to enter Download Mode and connect the device to usb
    7. Open Odin and untick autoreboot in "options" tab. Also make sure that your device is detected
    8. Put TWRP_*.tar.md5 file into AP tab
    9. Click Start
    10. When Odin shows "PASS", take your device in hands, disconnect the usb cable and press simultaneously the "Home" + "Vol. Down" + "Power" buttons until the downoad mode disappears
    11. At the precise moment the screen becomes black, immediately release the "Vol.Down" button and press the "Home" + "Vol. UP" + "Power" buttons during 10 to 15sec to forcefully enter TWRP
    12. If it didn`t worked, redo the steps from #1 more careful this time.
    TWRP
    • Download TWRP_*.img, push it into phone storage, choose install image in your current recovery, navigate to downloaded *.img file, select it, select to flash as recovery.
    Optional - Download and flash no-verity-opt-encrypt-6.0 zip to disable data partition encryption
    If for any reason you fail to install TWRP multiple times/different methods, make sure you check this thread

    All the best!
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    Misc links:

    FAQ / Further reading
    Q: TWRP can't mount data partition, what to do?
    A: Make sure you formatted data partition.

    Q: Phone is not booting even after 20 minutes
    A: Try to reboot. If still not booting, make sure you formatted data partition.

    Q: How to format data partition?
    A:
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    Q: Phone is showing only Samsung logo
    A: Try to reboot. If still not booting, consider installing an older TWRP build or a more recent firmware.

    Q: I get "Failed to mount /preload message", what to do?
    A: From wipe menu select Advanced Wipe, select preload partition to be wiped and reboot recovery.

    Q: Why do i need to format data partition?
    A: Because old rom encrypted your data partition and new rom can't decrypt and use that content / root needs access to data partition to place misc files / phone not booting after flashing root until data partition gets formatted.
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    TWRP 3.3.0-* is out - all links are in first post.
    More details about the release here.
    Regards.
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    New official builds out!
    Regards.