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Install TWRP Recovery on Galaxy Grand Neo/Lite using Odin

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    Using a custom recovery image on your Android device is really important, especially if you are considering in performing further custom operations. So, in that matter, if you own the Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo/Lite and want to test how a custom recovery image works on your device, I will show you how to easily install TWRP recovery using Odin. The guidelines from below will easily and safely take you through the flashing process, so don’t hesitate and check it all out.

    As mentioned, using a custom recovery image is a must especially if you are trying to improve the performance of your Galaxy Grand Neo/Lite, or if you want to unlock the Android OS that is running on your smartphone. Furthermore, using a custom recovery image will be required if you will try to customize and personalize the looks of your Galaxy Grand or if you will want to speed up your phone and to increase its batter life. So, if you are trying to achieve all that, then installing TWRP recovery is definitely a must.

    When you first buy a new Android device it will be delivered with a pre installed stock recovery image. By using this recovery you can perform only official operations and not custom ones so your access will be somehow restricted. In that matter, for gaining for control over your Galaxy Grand Neo/Lite you will have to replace the stock recovery with a custom recovery image – in our case TWRP recovery. After doing so, you will be able to complete custom operations such as updating with a custom ROM firmware (like CM11, AOKP or Paranoid Android), gain root access, install a custom kernel, remove bloatware, make a Nandroid backup and so on.

    TWRP recovery is one of the most popular custom recovery that is available for the Android based devices. TWRP recovery is based on CWM recovery and represents an improved version of the same. Basically TWRP recovery comes with more features than CWM recovery and with a redesigned user interface that is now easier to use – you can use the touch capabilities of your Galaxy Grand in order to navigate within TWRP recovery menu. Now, according to those who have already tested TWRP recovery on Galaxy Grand Neo/Lite, the app works without problems, bugs or lags, so you can safely complete the steps from below.

    For being able to install this custom recovery image on your Android smartphone you will have to use Odin. This is an official program developed by Samsung and usually used on update types of procedures. Therefore, you will not use custom and risky tools, as we will try to keep it all simple and safe. Anyway, as you might know, replacing the stock recovery with TWRP recovery represents an unofficial operation that has nothing to do with Samsung. So, due to same reasons, after completing this tutorial you will lose the warranty of your Galaxy Grand Neo/Lite – in case you will experience problems with your phone, you will have to pay for the technical assistance (or you can choose to fix your Android device manually, by using compatible guides).

    Since this is an unofficial operation, before heading to the proper steps from below, you should first complete the list from below where I have detailed the pre requisites tasks.

    • First of all, start by making a backup for saving your personal data, info and accounts.
    • In this way, if something bad happens you can be sure that your data is in safe hands and that you can anytime easily restore the same.
    • Therefore, use cloud services or compatible apps from Google Play and save everything that’s important for you including your contacts, call logs, text messages, internet settings, market apps, EFS folder, images, videos or audio files.
    • Make sure that you can use a Windows powered computer or notebook, your smartphone and its USB cable.
    • You might want to temporarily deactivate the antivirus, antimalware and any other security program or else you might have problems when trying to download the required files on your computer.
    • On your phone from “menu – settings – developer options” you should enable the USB debugging option or else you might not be able to properly connect your handset with your computer.
    • Also you need to charge your phone before doing anything else – do that especially if the battery power is less than 50% (if your Grand gets turned off in the middle of the installation process, it might also get bricked.
    • Complete this guide only if you own the Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo/Lite model number I9060 – the TWRP recovery file from below is compatible only with the mentioned Android based smartphone.
    How to Install TWRP Recovery on Galaxy Grand Neo/Lite using Odin
    1. Download Odin3 v3.09 from here. on your computer along with Samsung KIES and with the TWRP recovery file (get it from (TWRP-2.7.1.0_RECOVERY-baffinlite-20140813.tar.md5) here).
    2. Unzip Odin and install the program by following the on screen prompts.
    3. Also install Samsung KIES and flash the Galaxy Grand drivers on your computer by using the same program.
    4. Finally unzip the TWRP recovery file on desktop and in the end run Odin on your computer.
    5. Enter your smartphone in download mode; for achieving the same, first turn off your device. Then, press power, volume down and home buttons at the same time, for a few seconds.
    6. With your Grand entered in download mode and with Odin already running on your computer, use the USB cord and establish a connection between your devices.
    7. Once the connection is established, on Odin the “added” message will be displayed and the ID:COM section will turn yellow or blue – if not, you will have to reinstall the drivers on your computer before retrying the steps from above.
    8. Now from Odin select the “PA” option and pick the TWRP recovery file from your computer; finally without making other changes click on “start”.
    9. The custom recovery image will be now installed.
    10. The process will be completed when the “pass” message will be displayed and when the ID:COM section will turn green.
    11. You can then unplug the USB cord and reboot your device as you are done.
    If after completing the steps from above, your Galaxy Grand will get stuck in a boot loop, resolve your issue by entering recovery mode on your Android device. From recovery select “wipe data factory reset” and “wipe cache partition” and you are done. Also, if Odin gets stuck, just close the program and force restart your smartphone. In the end reinstall the drivers on your computer and repeat the flashing process from above.

    Good job, you have successfully completed our step by step guide, which means that you are done for today. Of course, stay close as we will bring further tutorials compatible with your Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo/Lite and you will be able to use the TWRP recovery for completing the same.
     
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