TWRP Official Recovery for A20 and A20e

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CawfeeOG

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Hmm, https://dl.twrp.me/a20dd/ leads me to a 404 error. Any new link?
Found the new link I believe: https://dl.twrp.me/a20

However no matter what I try, I am getting an error after flashing in Oodin and trying to reboot to recovery manually.
The error is in download mode:
Code:
Recovery: Error validating footer. (Something cut off here because of the A20's front camera)
CUSTOM RECOOVERY
VBMETA A205WVLS7BUA1, 37649171R

Any idea how to proceed? I'm flashing AP via the .tar version of TWRP in Odin from stock Android Q for my region
 

physwizz

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Found the new link I believe: https://dl.twrp.me/a20

However no matter what I try, I am getting an error after flashing in Oodin and trying to reboot to recovery manually.
The error is in download mode:
Code:
Recovery: Error validating footer. (Something cut off here because of the A20's front camera)
CUSTOM RECOOVERY
VBMETA A205WVLS7BUA1, 37649171R

Any idea how to proceed? I'm flashing AP via the .tar version of TWRP in Odin from stock Android Q for my region
@Topser99
 

Topser99

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Found the new link I believe: https://dl.twrp.me/a20

However no matter what I try, I am getting an error after flashing in Oodin and trying to reboot to recovery manually.
The error is in download mode:
Code:
Recovery: Error validating footer. (Something cut off here because of the A20's front camera)
CUSTOM RECOOVERY
VBMETA A205WVLS7BUA1, 37649171R

Any idea how to proceed? I'm flashing AP via the .tar version of TWRP in Odin from stock Android Q for my region
If you can't extract and re-compress the files yourself, then you don't have to use them, and that's my opinion.
 

CawfeeOG

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If you can't extract and re-compress the files yourself, then you don't have to use them, and that's my opinion.
What do you mean extract and re-compress? The guide over here mentions nothing about needing to re-compress or extract anything.

Edit: To anyone stuck like myself. I solved it with this guide: https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/...-q-complete-guide-for-the-a20-a205xx.4095589/
My guess is it's something to do with vbmeta.img and boot.img not being included with the new TWRP tar. should Re-compressing a new tar file with those files included in the tar as recovery.tar might solve the issue, though I cannot verify as I'm fine with the working older TWRP.



I am following what is said under "Odin Install Method (No Root Required)" mentioned on this page.



There's no reason to be rude when I'm following the directions and trying to get assistance for something that has once gone smoothly for me in the past, but ok you do you, boo.
 
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Topser99

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What do you mean extract and re-compress? The guide over here mentions nothing about needing to re-compress or extract anything.

Edit: To anyone stuck like myself. I solved it with this guide: https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/...-q-complete-guide-for-the-a20-a205xx.4095589/
My guess is it's something to do with vbmeta.img and boot.img not being included with the new TWRP tar. should Re-compressing a new tar file with those files included in the tar as recovery.tar might solve the issue, though I cannot verify as I'm fine with the working older TWRP.



I am following what is said under "Odin Install Method (No Root Required)" mentioned on this page.



There's no reason to be rude when I'm following the directions and trying to get assistance for something that has once gone smoothly for me in the past, but ok you do you, boo.
Is there a reason? It doesn't matter. But you have to learn for yourself. That is important, we are not thinking to help you forever.
 

CawfeeOG

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Is there a reason? It doesn't matter. But you have to learn for yourself. That is important, we are not thinking to help you forever.
Knowledge is to be passed on, not to be kept to oneself forever.
Trust me, if I didn't make attempts at figuring it out myself, I wouldn't have bothered asking questions. I also ask questions to avoid breaking my devices, as I'm not one who can just go buying a new phone whenever I please.
I may be the first one asking questions about this, but I won't be the last. Maybe create a better-worded guide and you won't have to deal with such people.
 
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Knowledge is to be passed on, not to be kept to oneself forever.
Trust me, if I didn't make attempts at figuring it out myself, I wouldn't have bothered asking questions. I also ask questions to avoid breaking my devices, as I'm not one who can just go buying a new phone whenever I please.
I may be the first one asking questions about this, but I won't be the last. Maybe create a better-worded guide and you won't have to deal with such people.
i found a workaround in this, i kept having that error too
download the recovery from the post above from @physwizz (https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/twrp-official-recovery-for-a20-and-a20e.4267815/post-86192489), and the latest official TWRP recovery, pick up the vbmeta.img inside the compressed .tar from the first one and put it inside the official TWRP compressed one.
It worked for me. (SM-A202F)
 

physwizz

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i found a workaround in this, i kept having that error too
download the recovery from the post above from @physwizz (https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/twrp-official-recovery-for-a20-and-a20e.4267815/post-86192489), and the latest official TWRP recovery, pick up the vbmeta.img inside the compressed .tar from the first one and put it inside the official TWRP compressed one.
It worked for me. (SM-A202F)
great work
You can also do it by patching the full ap file and flashing that via odin before you use the official TWRP
 

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    TWRP Official Recovery for A20 and A20e

    Developed and maintained by @Topser99


    SM-A205xxx


    SM-A202F/K


    Also available for installation via the Official TWRP app from Playstore
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    If you can't extract and re-compress the files yourself, then you don't have to use them, and that's my opinion.
    What do you mean extract and re-compress? The guide over here mentions nothing about needing to re-compress or extract anything.

    Edit: To anyone stuck like myself. I solved it with this guide: https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/...-q-complete-guide-for-the-a20-a205xx.4095589/
    My guess is it's something to do with vbmeta.img and boot.img not being included with the new TWRP tar. should Re-compressing a new tar file with those files included in the tar as recovery.tar might solve the issue, though I cannot verify as I'm fine with the working older TWRP.



    I am following what is said under "Odin Install Method (No Root Required)" mentioned on this page.



    There's no reason to be rude when I'm following the directions and trying to get assistance for something that has once gone smoothly for me in the past, but ok you do you, boo.
    1
    Is there a reason? It doesn't matter. But you have to learn for yourself. That is important, we are not thinking to help you forever.
    Knowledge is to be passed on, not to be kept to oneself forever.
    Trust me, if I didn't make attempts at figuring it out myself, I wouldn't have bothered asking questions. I also ask questions to avoid breaking my devices, as I'm not one who can just go buying a new phone whenever I please.
    I may be the first one asking questions about this, but I won't be the last. Maybe create a better-worded guide and you won't have to deal with such people.