In this tutorial we will show you how to install the TWRP Touch Recovery Menu on your Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505((LTE, Qualcomm and Snapdragon Quad-Core CPU). If you own a different Version of the Galaxy S4, this tutorial is not for you and could potentially damage your device.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505 TWRP Touch Recovery Install Tutorial

Things you will need

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Important Informations

  • Always use a USB-Port from the backside of your PC
  • Always use the original USB cable
  • Always use a fully charged device
  • Always Backup your Device first

Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows XP
  •  Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8

Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505 TWRP Touch Recovery Install Tutorial

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  1. Download all the Files linked under „Things you will need“
  2. Install the Samsung Galaxy S4 USB Drivers
  3. Turn off your Samsung Galaxy S4
  4. Hold Volume-Down and the Power-Button at the same time until your device boots into the Download-Mode, then let go of the keys
  5. Press the Power-Button once to enter the Download-Mode
  6. Start ODIN Version 3.07
  7. Connect your Samsung Galaxy S4 to your PC
  8. ODIN should now find your device and automatically change one of the ID:COM Fields to yellow
  9. Select the Button „PDA“ and choose the file „openrecovery-twrp-2.6.3.1-jfltexx.tar“
  10. Under „Option“ activate the checkboxes „Auto Reboot“ and „F.Reset Time“ (just like in the picture)
  11. Now you can press the START-Button in ODIN, this can take several minutes
  12. As soon as ODIN is finished your device should automatically restart into the Recovery-Mode and install the Root-Package (the ID:COM field should switch to green)
  13. Your Galaxy S4 should now reboot
  14. Enjoy your new Custom Recovery Menu 🙂

To permanently install the TWRP Touch Recovery Menu on your Samsung Galaxy S4 you need to rename two files from the Android System-Folder. Otherwise the Stock Rom would overwrite the Custom TWRP Recovery Menu.

Search for the following two files:

/system/recovery-from-boot.p
/system/etc/install-recovery.sh

Rename them to:

/system/_recovery-from-boot.p
/system/etc/_install-recovery.sh

If you want to go back to the basic Recovery Menu just rename the files back to their original names.

Important:

If your device doesnt automatically boot into the Revovery-Mode follow the following steps:

  1. In ODIN select only „F.Reset Time“ and then press START (dont forget the PDA)
  2. Take the battery out of your phone
  3. Put the battery back in and start your device with the button-combo Volume-Up + Home-Button + Power-Button“
  4. Your Device should now boot into the Recovery-Mode