[RECOVERY][SM-A500] TeamWin Recovery Project (TWRP) 3.0.2.0

TheWhisp

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Hello,

I have ported TWRP recovery to Samsung Galaxy A5 (SM-A500)

It's currently tested on European FU variant, but should work on other variants too that have Lollipop bootloader.

* How to flash via Odin:
1 ) Boot your device into download mode
2) Start Odin (I recommend 3.10.6), put the recovery package in AP tab - uncheck "auto reboot"
3) Flash (if it gives you error about md5 mismatch, make sure it is properly downloaded and remove the .md5)

NOTE: you can also extract the recovery.img from the package and flash any other way you want, for example, with an app called Flashify

* Download:

AndroidFileHost: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?w=files&flid=37329

* Credits:
TeamWin - for creating and working on this recovery
@erikcas - general TWRP advice
@mygalaxya - testing
@fonix232 - testing

* Source:

Device tree: https://github.com/MSM8916-Samsung/android_device_samsung_a5ultexx
Kernel: https://github.com/TheWhisp/android_kernel_samsung_msm8916-caf
TWRP: https://github.com/omnirom/android_bootable_recovery/tree/android-6.0
 
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TheWhisp

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* Change log

24-04-2016 - twrp-3.0.2.0-24042016-a500-b2.img

* Fix decryption
NOTE: For it to work, you must cancel the initial password promt, then go to Mount options and mount system and firmware, after that click on "Decrypt data"

24-04-2016 - twrp-3.0.2.0-24042016-a500.img

* TWRP 3.0.2.0
* Adoptable storage support (untested)

06-02-2016 - twrp-3.0.0.0-06022016-a500.img

* TWRP 3.0.0.0
* Fix MTP
* Allow flashing recovery image


06-01-2016

* Fix some issues with ADB
* Material UI
* Built against OmniROM's android-6.0 branch

10-11-2015

* Fix time issue (make sure you adjust time zone if you have incorrect time)
* OTG support

20-08-2015 build 2

* Fix brightness slider

20-08-2015

* Remove option to reboot to boot loader (Samsung devices has download mode instead)
* Couple of other fixes

19-08-2015

* Initial build
 
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TheWhisp

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What do you mean? I have no problems booting into system from recovery. However, I've had received a report that if you turn off and turn on the phone it will boot into recovery instead of system.
But there are no issue when rebooting.
Give me a step-by-step list of actions you perform, so I can try to reproduce the problem.

NOTE: If you have problems like that, boot into download mode, it will reset the recovery flag and you will be able to boot into system.
 
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To start the system must switch from recovery. At each restart instead to boot the system starts the recovery. (Sorry for my english, but I am Italian).

Inviato dal mio SM-A500FU utilizzando Tapatalk
 

TheWhisp

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I guess you need to have stock lollipop flashed as base for this recovery to work

Sent from my SM-A500FU using XDA Free mobile app
 
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codebseraph

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Works great on A500M, but if you use "reboot recovery" command in an terminal app, the device reboot directly into recovery and cannot reboot into system again.