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[RECOVERY][UNOFFICIAL] TWRP for Galaxy S20 FE 5G (Snapdragon)

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kogkita

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I managed to pass for a while but google regularly makes fixes for those that bypass safetynet.

Guys think that now that john.whu (the dev of Magisk) is working in the security section of Google it's going to be harder and harder to get around safetynet...

Follow this thread for safetynet 👇
Thanks buddy!
 

3mel

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2 THINGS...

anyone running TWRP successfully on the October update ? I skipped September after hearing it sucked for touch issues (August wasn't that good either) and want to update if it's gonna work.

ALSO good news... I found a windows 7 and up driver installer for FASTBOOT and ADB.
ADB always worked fine but fastboot via TWRP never worked, until now
follow the instructions to the letter and fastboot via TWRP's reboot to fastboot option should work for you too.
 
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mayster

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Hi
Can the above TWRP be installed on my phone?

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE
SM-G780G/DS
Android 11
OneUI: 3.1
Knox: 3.7
Knox API: 33
CPU: SM8250 Snapdragon 865

Thanks for the info, regards
 

3mel

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@afaneh92 sorry to bug you mate, a few people have occasionally or regularly been having trouble flashing vbmeta.tar in Odin.

I was curious if there might be any newer versions you knew of ?

I've found this which is 10kb but no date https://dl.twrp.me/gts4lvwifi/vbmeta.tar.html

and I also found this which probably the same, but was uploaded around the time this topic was started https://downloads.corsicanu.ro/samsung/vbmeta-27.10.2020/ it's also around 10kb while the version here is 2kb. have you heard anything about newer or better versions ? thanks
 

afaneh92

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@afaneh92 sorry to bug you mate, a few people have occasionally or regularly been having trouble flashing vbmeta.tar in Odin.

I was curious if there might be any newer versions you knew of ?

I've found this which is 10kb but no date https://dl.twrp.me/gts4lvwifi/vbmeta.tar.html

and I also found this which probably the same, but was uploaded around the time this topic was started https://downloads.corsicanu.ro/samsung/vbmeta-27.10.2020/ it's also around 10kb while the version here is 2kb. have you heard anything about newer or better versions ? thanks
Will work on a way to patch stock vbmeta.
You can simply patch and flash stock via fastboot, fastboot --disable-verity --disable-verification flash vbmeta vbmeta.img
 

3mel

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Will work on a way to patch stock vbmeta.
You can simply patch and flash stock via fastboot, fastboot --disable-verity --disable-verification flash vbmeta vbmeta.img
most of the times we have to flash vbmeta is after flashing stock so we can flash TWRP. can't do fastboot stuff until we have TWRP installed.
 

ZFGFade

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@afaneh92 Hey so I'm on the s20 fe 5g (G781B) but when I try to flash vbmeta_disabled.tar, it says "Only official released binaries are allowed to be flashed" on the phone download screen. I've already unlocked the bootloader btw.

I basically just want to have twrp and root with magisk, but idk how to do that because I'm coming from an exynos A7 2017.
 
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afaneh92

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@afaneh92 Hey so I'm on the s20 fe 5g (G781B) but when I try to flash vbmeta_disabled.tar, it says "Only official released binaries are allowed to be flashed" on the phone download screen. I've already unlocked the bootloader btw.

I basically just want to have twrp and root with magisk, but idk how to do that because I'm coming from an exynos A7 2017.
Connect to internet, kg status must be checking.
 

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    I turned off the phone. I connected my phone to my computer with a USB cable. The screen shows that the phone is charging as a percentage. Then I pressed VOL + and the POWER KEY. I have entered RECOVERY MODE which looks like in the attached photo. There is no possibility to install ZIP files there (multidisabler-samsung-3.x.zip and Magisk-23.0.zip). REVOCERY MODE doesn't look like TWRP.
    I'm doing something wrong ... :(

    I found a solution. Immediately after installing TWRP, disconnect the USB cable and press VOL- and POWER. When the phone turns off, quickly connect the USB cable and press VOL + and POWER. Then we will enter TWRP.
    The rest was easy.

    Thank you for your help and my regards
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    Hello ,
    Is version twrp-3.6.0_11-6_afaneh92-r8q.tar compatible with android 12 . I installed version 12 and I dare not install the latest twrp on it. Thank you for your answers.
    @+
    yes should be ok
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    I confirm it works perfectly on OneUi4, the only thing that we are terribly missing is access to the SD card, hope that one day @afaneh92 can fix it ...
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    Hello,

    after many tries, the solution from mayster works ...


    old:

    I have a g780g and followed your guide. When I want to enter TWRP (step 5) with the key combo vol up + power it will enter the stock android recovery. Do you know what's wrong?

    Thanks for helping me
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    I'm in the exact situation as you, mate.
    Same SM-780G (S20FE-4G), and the unexplained inability to reboot into TWRP recovery, no matter how many tries I did to reboot using the indicate Vol Up + Power key combination.
    see your other post
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    backupname.png

    Team Win Recovery Project 3.x, or twrp3 for short, is a custom recovery built with ease of use and customization in mind. Its a fully touch driven user interface no more volume rocker or power buttons to mash. The GUI is also fully XML driven and completely theme-able. You can change just about every aspect of the look and feel.

    Code:
     * Your warranty is now void.
    * I am not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards,
    * thermonuclear war, or your getting fired because the alarm app failed. Please
    * do some research if you have any concerns about features included in this ROM
    * 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.

    Supported Models:
    Galaxy S20 FE 5G G7810, G781B, G781N, G781U, G781U1, G981W and G780G (4G).

    US/Canada bootloader unlock thread:
    here

    Download & Guide:
    1. Unlock your bootloader.
    2. Download S20 FE 5G: r8q.
    3. Reboot to download mode and flash vbmeta_disabled.tar in AP slot and reboot. Device will reboot to stock recovery mode prompting you to wipe data so wipe data and reboot to download mode again.
    4. Put the TWRP tar for your device with Odin in the AP slot and click start.
    5. Reboot to recovery via recovery key combo.
    6. Disable encryption:
    Or:
    - Go to Advanced > Terminal, type: multidisabler.​
    If vendor complain about free space left on device, will attempt to resize vendor. and it ask to - Run multidisabler again!.​
    - Type: multidisabler again. will see - Finished. when done.​
    7. Go back to Wipe > Format Data > type yes.
    8. Reboot to recovery.
    9. Flash magisk apk in twrp.
    10. Reboot to system, Enjoy.

    Note:
    To disable encryption manually:
    You need to replace fileencryption=ice with encryptable=ice only in userdata line (maybe rest lines) in vendor/etc/fstab.qcom
    To avoid stock recovery restoration manually:
    Rename system/recovery-from-boot.p to recovery-from-boot.p.bak

    Support:
    Live support is available via #twrp on Freenode with your IRC client or just click this link.

    Telegram group

    Bugs:
    - Encryption not fully working.

    Thanks:
    TWRP team
    @ooobs007 for testing on S20 FE 5G G781B
    ianmacd for multidisabler

    Sources:
    Kernel tree
    Device tree
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    Changelog:
    29.11.2021 - Update to TWRP 3.6.0
    - Add Symlinked dynamic partitions to fstab
    - Updated to latest kernel source
    - Update multidisabler
    - fstab clean up
    - Fix haptic feedback
    23.05.2021 - Update to latest TWRP source, update kernel to G781BXXU3CUD6.
    03.03.2021 - Update to latest TWRP source, Add terminal multidisabler script. fstab cleanup.
    22.01.2020 - Fix USB-OTG for Q & R builds.
    15.01.2020 - Initial build for Android 11
    31.12.2020 - Update TWRP to 3.5.0
    15.11.2020 - Add TWRP fastbootd support, Move kernel to gz format.
    11.11.2020 - Initial Release.
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    @afaneh92 just checking in to ask what if any sources to you want / need to help you ?
    I'm on the Samsung open source site now and downloading a zip for G781BXXU2CUD1 but I've no idea if it's kernel sources inside (280mbs ish). another page I saw here mentioned using the inquiry tab to submit a request.

    if you can tell me exactly what you want I'll more than happily put in a request for it, I'm sure others would too.

    I'll edit this later and add the zip files full name that I've downloaded and if you want that I'll put it mediafire or similar.

    SM-G781B_SEA_RR_Opensource.zip is the archive name, taken from clicking on G781BXXU2CUD1 which matches my current baseband and buildnumberView attachment 5299763
    I will start working on the new kernel source soon.
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    @QRCode please consider making a thread about the exact method it required, resources needed and your experience with it.
    this sort of thing will be useful to others. particularly of interest is the features that don't work currently.
    I'll do my best still testing everything compiling my data etc