[RECOVERY][UNOFFICIAL] TWRP for Galaxy Note 8 (Exynos) V3

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jerryspring

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Guides:
Notice: It may wipe all your data including those in internal storage.

Part 1 - HOW-TO FLASH TWRP:
1. In your ROM, go to Settings -> About device. Tap 7 times on Build number to enable Developer options.
2. Go to Settings -> Developer options and enable OEM Unlock option.
3. Download and Install Samsung Mobile Phones Drivers.
- Option 1: Download and Install Smart Switch for PC.
- Option 2: Download and Install standalone driver package.
4. Download and extract Odin (Samsung's Flash Tool) to your computer.
5. Download a .tar image of TWRP.
6. Reboot your device to download mode.
- Hold [VOLUME DOWN] + [BIXBY] + [POWER] for approx. 15 seconds.
- Read the warning carefully.
- If you agree, press [VOLUME UP] to get into Download mode. If you don't agree, STOP.
7. Open Odin and place that TWRP tar file in the [AP] slot.
8. Connect your phone.
9. Hold [VOLUME UP] + [BIXBY] + [POWER] on your phone and then press start on Odin.
10. Wait for the phone to reboot. DO NOT release [VOLUME UP] + [BIXBY] + [POWER] or you may not reboot into TWRP.

Part 2 - HOW-TO INITIALIZE TWRP: (for new phones)
1. If you completed Part 1 successfully, you should be in TWRP now. At this point, you will reach the screen asking you if you want to allow system modifications.
2. Select "Keep /system RO". (Don't swipe right or you may not be able to boot into system if you failed to complete next steps. However, you can swipe right to allow modifications if you are confident that you can complete next steps.)
3. Go to "Wipe" menu of TWRP and you will find "Format Data". Press "Format Data" and type "yes" to continue.
4. Go to "Reboot" menu and Press "Recovery" to reboot TWRP.
5. Download the latest dm-verity and force encryption disabler zip on your computer.
6. Transfer the zip to your phone.
- Option 1: MTP: Connect your phone with computer and just copy the zip to internal storage. (similar to how you transfer files when in system.) (for the moment not working)
- Option 2: ADB: Connect your phone with computer and run command "adb push /path/to/zip /sdcard/". (for the moment not working)
- Option 3: External SD: Copy the zip to an external SD and then insert the card to your phone.
7. Go to "Install" menu of TWRP and flash the zip.

TWRP is initialized and fully functional at this stage. Now you can either reboot into system or root, flash custom ROMs via TWRP.

Part 3 - HOW-TO ROOT:
1. Download the flashable zip.
- Option 1: Magisk
- Option 2: SuperSU (untested)
2. Transfer the zip to your phone.
3. Go to "Install" menu of TWRP and flash the zip.

Part 3a - HOW-TO FLASH CUSTOM ROMS:
1. Download the flashable zip.
2. Transfer the zip to your phone.
3. Go to "Install" menu of TWRP and flash the zip.
Simple.
you need to revamp this thread. you have to do the button combo right after the flash, not during. please fix
 

dph314

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Hello. Just wanted to double-check before doing this guide, since I read a few pages back and a couple of posts have noted it's age and minor differences. Is there any major changes or does the OP still hold up fine? I saw the updated .tar posted a few pages back, so I assume I should use that. I also saw the post about doing the key-combo after the flash instead of during. So...basically just wondering-

#1. Can I still follow the OP, aside from using the newer .tar posted on Page 76?

#2. Is Part 2 of the OP still necessary? I'll be receiving a used Note 8 soon, likely factory-reset by the previous owner.

Any input would be appreciated.
 
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Hello. Just wanted to double-check before doing this guide, since I read a few pages back and a couple of posts have noted it's age and minor differences. Is there any major changes or does the OP still hold up fine? I saw the updated .tar posted a few pages back, so I assume I should use that. I also saw the post about doing the key-combo after the flash instead of during. So...basically just wondering-



#1. Can I still follow the OP, aside from using the newer .tar posted on Page 76?



#2. Is Part 2 of the OP still necessary? I'll be receiving a used Note 8 soon, likely factory-reset by the previous owner.



Any input would be appreciated.
just follow the guide from OP.

2) Flash the latest version of twrp from here:
https://forum.xda-developers.com/galaxy-note-8/development/recovery-galaxy-note-8-t3832962
Twrp 3.2.3-0

Is the latest official version of twrp for our device with the /data partition fix implemented

Enviado do meu SM-N950F através do Tapatalk
 
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Vijnoor

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Mar 5, 2019
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Thanks for informations. I will try it and then flash a lineage 17 and do a revival of my galaxy note 8 ????!
 

Vijnoor

Member
Mar 5, 2019
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Hello, I can't format data in twrp. I get :
failed to mount '/data' (invalid argument)
unable to wipe data.
updating partition details...
failed to mount '/data'(invalid argument)
failed to mount '/preload'(invalid argument)
... done
unable to mount storage
Is there someone who know howto inforce wiping this partition please ?
Edit : I found a way !
I will explain with my best english if someone need it:
in TWRP go to wipe then choose the partition makes you angry (in my case DATA) and press "repair or change File system"
then i choose "change file system" choose one of FS in the list wait about 1s and it's done you can now format this partition ! Enjoy ;)
 
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nyinyinaylinn

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I can not flash twrp on my device note 8 N950N Korean version. Please explain how to flash twrp on this device. This Korean version phone is very difficult to flash twrp. I want to get suitable twrp and Odin for N950N.
 
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    Team Win Recovery Project 3.1.1

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    Exynos ONLY.
    In NO way it is compatible with Snapdragon variants including but not limited to American(U/A/T/P/V), Chinese(0/8/6), Hong Kong(0), Japanese(SC-*), Canadian(W) variants.


    Special Notes:
    1. DON'T FORGET TO ENABLE "OEM UNLOCK" (located in Developers options).
    2. KNOX will be tripped once you flashed custom binaries to your phone.
    (Your warranty may be voided. However this may not affect you if your country forces Samsung to provide hardware warranty regardless of software status.)
    3. Samsung Firmware OTA (aka System Updates) will no longer work once you flashed custom binaries.
    (You can flash custom ROMs if you want to keep the OS up-to-date.)


    Download: greatlte (Exynos variants - N950F/FD/X/N)
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7EuVd0yZ8ErSE5EQW12TVEtcVk/view?usp=sharing

    Sources:
    https://github.com/TeamWin
    https://github.com/geiti94/android_device_samsung_greatlte
    https://github.com/geiti94/android_kernel_samsung_universal8895_greatlte

    Changelog:
    Check #2.

    Guide:
    Check #3.

    Bugs:
    -A mouse pointer shows on display

    XDA:DevDB Information
    [RECOVERY]TWRP for Galaxy Note 8 (Exynos), Kernel for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8

    Contributors
    geiti94, @jesec for the S8+ TWRP tree i used as base :)
    Kernel Special Features:

    Version Information
    Status: Beta

    Created 2017-09-16
    Last Updated 2017-09-21
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    New TWRP

    Hey guys

    Many of you (including myself) wondered, why there wasn't an official TWRP update available till now. So I decided to build one myself, with the latest source updates included from TWRP directly :)

    Changelog TWRP 3.1.1-0 -> 3.2.1-1
    • Allow restoring adb backups in the TWRP GUI (bigbiff)
    • Fix gzip backup error in adb backups (bigbiff)
    • Fix a bug in TWRP's backup routines that occasionally corrupted backup files (nkk71)
    • Better support for installing Android 8.0 based zips due to legacy props (nkk71)
    • Support vold decrypt with keymaster 3.0 in 8.0 firmwares (nkk71)
    • Decrypt of synthetic passwords for Pixel 2 (Dees_Troy)
    • Support newer ext4 FBE policies for backup and restore in libtar (Dees_Troy)
    • v2 fstab support (Dees_Troy)
    • Bring TWRP forward to android 8.0 AOSP base (Dees_Troy)
    • Various other minor bugfixes and tweaks
    • minui fixes (cryptomilk)
    • Better android-8.0 compatibility in ROM trees (Dees_Troy)
    • Fix missing library in android-8.0 (nkk71)
    • Fix inconsistent SDCard naming (DevUt)
    • Default to TWRP restore instead of adb backup restore to fix restore on fresh TWRP boot (jlask)
    • Fix USB OTG not working (Tkkg1994)

    Download:
    Odin Flashable
    TWRP Flashable

    If you enjoy I'd appreciate to see a thanks/thumbs up :good:
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    Guides:
    Notice: It may wipe all your data including those in internal storage.

    Part 1 - HOW-TO FLASH TWRP:
    1. In your ROM, go to Settings -> About device. Tap 7 times on Build number to enable Developer options.
    2. Go to Settings -> Developer options and enable OEM Unlock option.
    3. Download and Install Samsung Mobile Phones Drivers.
    - Option 1: Download and Install Smart Switch for PC.
    - Option 2: Download and Install standalone driver package.
    4. Download and extract Odin (Samsung's Flash Tool) to your computer.
    5. Download a .tar image of TWRP.
    6. Reboot your device to download mode.
    - Hold [VOLUME DOWN] + [BIXBY] + [POWER] for approx. 15 seconds.
    - Read the warning carefully.
    - If you agree, press [VOLUME UP] to get into Download mode. If you don't agree, STOP.
    7. Open Odin and place that TWRP tar file in the [AP] slot.
    8. Connect your phone.
    9. Hold [VOLUME UP] + [BIXBY] + [POWER] on your phone and then press start on Odin.
    10. Wait for the phone to reboot. DO NOT release [VOLUME UP] + [BIXBY] + [POWER] or you may not reboot into TWRP.

    Part 2 - HOW-TO INITIALIZE TWRP: (for new phones)
    1. If you completed Part 1 successfully, you should be in TWRP now. At this point, you will reach the screen asking you if you want to allow system modifications.
    2. Select "Keep /system RO". (Don't swipe right or you may not be able to boot into system if you failed to complete next steps. However, you can swipe right to allow modifications if you are confident that you can complete next steps.)
    3. Go to "Wipe" menu of TWRP and you will find "Format Data". Press "Format Data" and type "yes" to continue.
    4. Go to "Reboot" menu and Press "Recovery" to reboot TWRP.
    5. Download the latest dm-verity and force encryption disabler zip on your computer.
    6. Transfer the zip to your phone.
    - Option 1: MTP: Connect your phone with computer and just copy the zip to internal storage. (similar to how you transfer files when in system.) (for the moment not working)
    - Option 2: ADB: Connect your phone with computer and run command "adb push /path/to/zip /sdcard/". (for the moment not working)
    - Option 3: External SD: Copy the zip to an external SD and then insert the card to your phone.
    7. Go to "Install" menu of TWRP and flash the zip.

    TWRP is initialized and fully functional at this stage. Now you can either reboot into system or root, flash custom ROMs via TWRP.

    Part 3 - HOW-TO ROOT:
    1. Download the flashable zip.
    - Option 1: Magisk
    - Option 2: SuperSU (untested)
    2. Transfer the zip to your phone.
    3. Go to "Install" menu of TWRP and flash the zip.

    Part 3a - HOW-TO FLASH CUSTOM ROMS:
    1. Download the flashable zip.
    2. Transfer the zip to your phone.
    3. Go to "Install" menu of TWRP and flash the zip.
    Simple.
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    Oreo TWRP

    Dear friends and readers of this thread

    I started to work on oreo recently and read about your comments that the current twrp isn't compatible with oreo.

    I got bored at university so I'm releasing the twrp now. I can't test it since I don't have my n8 with me, please let me know if everything works as expected :good:

    Hence I decided (again) to build my own twrp version with the latest kernel sources (oreo) and the latest TWRP sources. So we got everything up to date! :fingers-crossed:

    The update to oreo is the only change, I haven't changed anything else apart from this.

    Download:
    TWRP flashable img file
    Odin flashable tar file
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    Changelog:
    Sep.21
    Removed Mouse cursor. thx alot to @Tkkg1994 that joined now us too on n8 :D
    Added F2FS Support

    Sep.17
    Fixed MTP
    Fixed ADB

    Sep. 16:
    Initial Release