TWRP recovery available for Exynos Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

by: Kris CarlonMarch 15, 2016
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Galaxy S7 Edge home button

Team Win Recovery Project (TWRP) is now available for the Exynos 8890-powered Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. If I lost you there, this simply means there is now a custom recovery available for the international variants of the S7 and S7 Edge.

samsung galaxy s7 first 48 aa (29 of 38)See also: Get adoptable SD Card storage on the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge62

Why might you want a custom recovery on your shiny new phone, you might ask? Because a custom recovery is one part of the trifecta of modifications: root and an unlocked bootloader being the other two.


Once you’ve got the trio for your phone you can create Nandroid backups of your device, remove bloatware, flash custom ROMs and kernels and make any other number of modifications to your phone with the security of an escape route if everything goes to crap.

You can get what you need via the relevant TWRP pages for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge to read up on the flashing procedure (with and without root) as well as any notes you might need to know.

Will you root your Galaxy S7? What’s the first thing you’ll do?

  • csharpner

    I wish this were available for the 820 :(

  • saksham

    no thanks

  • Max Fireman

    Already rooted and xposed!

    • denNorske

      Wow pretty nice! Didn’t expect this to happen so fast :o

      • Max Fireman

        yes! I am very happy for this

    • elijahblake

      does the exynos have samsung pay? If so, does rooting loose this?

      • Max Fireman

        Yes and bye bye Samsung pay

    • Apostol Apostolov

      Hello @brava27:disqus. Please share your experience with the root and xposed. You are using Exynos EU/unlocked model? You trip Knox, right? How stable is the current Xposed version and which one are you using – Marshmallow 3.0 alpha 4? Thanks in advance?

      • Max Fireman

        Running Exynos from Canada, Very Stable and smooth. Rooted with CF-Autoroot from Chainfire and TWRP Xposed 80.0 from wanam version. All can be found on XDA

    • CoolHorse

      How to install xposed framework? please post link.

  • 亓斌

    how to use it?