[RECOVERY][UNOFFICIAL] TWRP for Galaxy S20 FE (Exynos)

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Darkfire1189

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This twrp recovery will work on android 12 ?

I want twrp for my s20 fe exynos for installing clean os 4

My phone currently running on One ui 4
android 12

Please clarify my doubt
 
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madadictromtester

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You are writing so much useless posts. Check OP and post your problem with logs/pic of download mode if you have any!
Sure why not I am totally writitng useless stuff. People have been facing issues with vbmeta and that too in your own telegram group multiple people since last oct-nov have complained about vbmeta not working. Please check it once. Anyway about the issue below attached shows the error one gets while flashing the vbmeta.
And also for your ego I am attaching zip of multiple screenshots of various people have complained about the problem.

Just read what i said in my first post here, i never asked you to fix it or anything, it was a simple request to mention below the vbmeta disabler that this might not work for everyone. I have no interest in talking to you but multiple people are getting confused and maybe i dont know you just tend to ignore it.

And no need for further humiliation of me not going to comment here anymore.
 

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afaneh92

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Sure why not I am totally writitng useless stuff. People have been facing issues with vbmeta and that too in your own telegram group multiple people since last oct-nov have complained about vbmeta not working. Please check it once. Anyway about the issue below attached shows the error one gets while flashing the vbmeta.
And also for your ego I am attaching zip of multiple screenshots of various people have complained about the problem.

Just read what i said in my first post here, i never asked you to fix it or anything, it was a simple request to mention below the vbmeta disabler that this might not work for everyone. I have no interest in talking to you but multiple people are getting confused and maybe i dont know you just tend to ignore it.

And no need for further humiliation of me not going to comment here anymore.
Finally a useful post with something to explain. The error in download mode can explain everything.
That is your device is on v6 and binary is on v5 so you need different vbmeta disabled
 
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madadictromtester

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Finally a useful post with something to explain. The error in download mode can explain everything.
That is your device is on v6 and binary is on v5 so you need different vbmeta disabled
See I know that Samsung changes stuff quite often thats this doesnt work, all I was asking you is to mention there that if you have a newer binary version it wont work and they might use the patched AP method for disabling vbmeta.
 

K2silver

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I sent back my Canadian version because it was unrootable so now I am looking into getting the International version (exynos) BUT with what I am hearing is that ROOT will not work on Android 12.

Or will it work on Android 12 but you need to be flashing custom ROMs?

My whole plan was to buy outright a device like I did with my S7 and extend my life cycle by using custom ROMs with updated security patches

Anyone similar thoughts or suggestions?

/thanx
 

PhoenixxClaw

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I sent back my Canadian version because it was unrootable so now I am looking into getting the International version (exynos) BUT with what I am hearing is that ROOT will not work on Android 12.

Or will it work on Android 12 but you need to be flashing custom ROMs?

My whole plan was to buy outright a device like I did with my S7 and extend my life cycle by using custom ROMs with updated security patches

Anyone similar thoughts or suggestions?

/thanx
Can't really give advices as I just recently gave away my sm-g780f..
But I can assure you that magisk root has been working fine for me on Android 12.
 

3mel

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I sent back my Canadian version because it was unrootable so now I am looking into getting the International version (exynos) BUT with what I am hearing is that ROOT will not work on Android 12.

Or will it work on Android 12 but you need to be flashing custom ROMs?

My whole plan was to buy outright a device like I did with my S7 and extend my life cycle by using custom ROMs with updated security patches

Anyone similar thoughts or suggestions?

/thanx
the international S20FE also comes in snapdragon models which can be rooted on Android 12 and below. you would likely struggle to find an Exynos version as they were discontinued and replaced by a 4G snap version.
SM-G780F = Exynos 4G
SM-G780G = Snapdragon 4G
SM-G781B = Snapdragon 5G... all rootable.
it's only variants made for and sold in the US or Canada that can't be bootloader unlocked.
 
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K2silver

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the international S20FE also comes in snapdragon models which can be rooted on Android 12 and below. you would likely struggle to find an Exynos version as they were discontinued and replaced by a 4G snap version.
SM-G780F = Exynos 4G
SM-G780G = Snapdragon 4G
SM-G781B = Snapdragon 5G... all rootable.
it's only variants made for and sold in the US or Canada that can't be bootloader unlocked.
thanx 3mel! its been awhile since ive been rooting (S7 days lol) but I just go the international version SM-G780G/DS running 3.1 UI, i have yet to find a guide since still trying to double check everything
 

3mel

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thanx 3mel! its been awhile since ive been rooting (S7 days lol) but I just go the international version SM-G780G/DS running 3.1 UI, i have yet to find a guide since still trying to double check everything
you can follow all guides and even versions of TWRP for the 5G model. switch to the TWRP snapdragon thread now that you've got the G model. you can unlock and flash TWRP and then flash a magisk zip or better yet follow this guide
 
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K2silver

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So with International model I have CSC set to CHO (Chile) but I am in Canada, when I do the dialer + IMIE to go to CSC change menu there is no Canada to select from? How do you go about inputting CSC? Is this done later thru TWRP or Magisk or something?
 

3mel

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So with International model I have CSC set to CHO (Chile) but I am in Canada, when I do the dialer + IMIE to go to CSC change menu there is no Canada to select from? How do you go about inputting CSC? Is this done later thru TWRP or Magisk or something?
remember that model number you have doesn't exist in Canada, you don't want to be getting it updated with locked Canadian updates either.
from now on you're in charge of downloading suitable updates and flashing then. once you're rooted you apparently should be able to pick a region you want the phone to be from (that's not Canada or the US) and make it into a phone from there.
still though updates don't always come thru to phones moved outside of their original CSC region. like now, you probably won't get updates when people in Chile get them because your not there yourself.

PLEASE DON'T REPLY, this is the wrong place for this conversation. make a thread or join here... http://t.me/S20FEModding
 
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bedofrosesss

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Unlocking the AVB failed here, too.
Odin always says FAIIL! - "RQT_CLOSE!!"

I then still tried to flash the twrp 3.5.0_10 - for which Odin says "Completed" - but afterwards I'm unable to go to recovery, only Download Mode is available.
Phone says in download mode:
Code:
ODIN MODE (SVB Fail)!
recovery: No footer detected ()
recovery: Error verifying vbmeta image: invalid vbmeta header (6)
CUSTOM RECOVERY
VBMETA G780FXXUIATIL. 34364176A
SW REV. CHECK FAIL(VBMETA) DEVICE: 0x1, BINARY: 0x8
(the error code in the first recovery line is not readable, it's directly "behind" the screen hole)

Is that vbmeta_disabled.tar file for all S20 devices?
What can I do now?

BTW, I was still at Android 10 and have a German S20FE (SM-G780F) CSC is DBT
hi did you manage to solve?
 

ElvisHair87

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I'm using Heimdall and it's not working for me. Android 12.
I flash vbmeta_disabled as --VBMETA and twrp as --RECOVERY, then this message comes:

SW REV. CHECK FAIL(VBMETA) DEVICE: 0x8, BINARY: 0x0

If I flash back to stock firmware and then try vbmeta_disabled as USERDATA this message comes:

DEBORE: DN_FAIL_PARTITION_ID
 
I'm using Heimdall and it's not working for me. Android 12.
I flash vbmeta_disabled as --VBMETA and twrp as --RECOVERY, then this message comes:

SW REV. CHECK FAIL(VBMETA) DEVICE: 0x8, BINARY: 0x0

If I flash back to stock firmware and then try vbmeta_disabled as USERDATA this message comes:

DEBORE: DN_FAIL_PARTITION_ID
Use ODIN
 

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