Welcome to TWRP for the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G. Samsung were kind enough to release the kernel source code ahead of the device itself, which enabled me to have TWRP ready and waiting when the courier rang my doorbell with my new phone. It's not often that a device sees a day 0 TWRP release.
The image of TWRP available here will work on all F916B, F916N and F9160 devices.
Only proceed if you are comfortable with low-level device management and are capable of recovering an unbootable device, should an unforeseen mishap occur.
Unlock your device's bootloader and then install the recovery image below. If you use Odin to flash it, remember to rename the image recovery.img and tar it before flashing. You will also need to flash a neutralised vbmeta.img image if you have not already disarmed verified boot.
The Z Fold2 5G utilises proprietary file-based encryption (FBE) in its factory state for the user data partition. TWRP cannot decrypt this, however, so it must be removed. Otherwise, you will not be able to perform back-ups and restores.
To remove encryption from your device, please use TWRP to flash the Samsung multi-disabler and then format /data again. You must use at least v2.5 of the multi-disabler.
These builds are stable and known to perform well on many users' devices.
Android 11 (CTLL firmware)
Android 10 (BTJ1 firmware)
- TWRP is displayed only on the device's main (inner) screen.
- Haptic feedback does not work.
- TWRP device tree for the Galaxy Z Fold2 5G (F916B)
- Kernel source code for the Galaxy Z Fold2 5G (F916B)
- TWRP source code
For support or just to talk about the device amongst friends, please join our small Telegram group dedicated to the full range of Galaxy foldable devices.
Support may also be found in the more general Samsung TWRP/root group.
TWRP for the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G, Tool/Utility for the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2
Current Production Version: 3.5.0-1_ianmacd
Production Release Date: 2020-12-29
Last Updated 2021-01-25